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Not your average Mathematician

An eminent mathematician, Nongxa delivered a heartfelt and humorous keynote address to graduating students. “Graduations are not just ancient rituals: they are special occasions for graduands as a just reward for your hard work and application. They are special occasions for your loved ones – your parents, your partners, your family members; they are special occasions for your communities, especially those of you who, like me, were the first in the village to go to university, let alone receive a university qualification” said Nongxa.

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Wits In 60 Seconds

In this week's episode, we celebrate former Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof. Loyiso Nongxa's honorary doctorate for his leadership in mathematics and higher education. We congratulate five Wits academics on winning National Science and Technology Awards, and recognise Dr Muhammad Ahsan Mahboob, Head of the Wits Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory, for earning his PhD in Engineering. We explore the spread of superbugs using mobile and genomic data and highlight a 90-million-year-old novel beetle species fossil discovery in Botswana.

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