School of Education

Themba Mthethwa


Themba M Mthethwa
Dr. Themba Mthethwa

Discipline Mathematics Education

Contact Number 031-260-2634

Campus Edgewood Campus

Office Address MTB, CU145

Last Updated 1 year ago

Degrees Held

  • B Paed Science University of Zululand
  • SSTD Science University of Zululand
  • B Ed Science Honours University of Zululand
  • M Sc  Mathematics Education Wits University
  • PhD Mathematics Education Wits University


  • Currently Lectures Mathematics Education at the University of KwaZulu Natal
  • Executive Director/Head of Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy at St Stithians College
  • Content Advisor for the Select Committee for Education in Parliament, Cape Town.
  • CEO at the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CASME)
  • HOD School of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education at Fort Hare
  • Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg
  • Deputy Principal at Mntanenkosi High School
  • HOD Maths and Sciences at Sinethezekile Combined School


  • I received Oppenheimer Fund for a study visit to Oxford University at the time when I was doing my PhD.

Research Interests

  • Curriculum issues in Mathematics, Teaching and learning Mathematics, Mathematics Education teacher professional development, Contexts in Mathematics, Psychology and Philosophy of Mathematics

Teaching Interests

  • Research in Mathematics
  • Curriculum issues in Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Trigonometry and Geometry
  • Mathematics Education


Community Involvement

  • I am a member of the KZN Technical Task Team for MST advising the office of the Premier.
  • I am a Board Member of Editors for the Teaching and Learning Journal, a division of Pythagoras.