School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

By | January 5, 2020

  School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Welcome to the homepage of the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (SMCS)! The SMCS is one of the four in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture (FSA) at the University of Limpopo. It comprises three departments, namely, Computer Science (COSC), Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (MAM), and Statistics and Operations Research (STOR) all of which offer programmes that cut across the entire faculty and spread to schools in other faculties. For this reason, the SMCS is the largest school in the FSA with a student population of over 2,000 students enrolled in our Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science Honours, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
Socio-economic development and technological advancement are dependent on solid mathematical and computational skills, and hence a qualification in applied mathematical sciences or computer science is the most sought-after in the 21st century.

Vision
The School is devoted to the attainment of the highest possible standards of excellence in teaching and learning activities, in research for the production of knowledge, and outreach programmes that render the mathematical sciences to be a key component of the African renaissance, and consequently engender life-long learning.

Mission
The School is committed to excellence in research, providing knowledge/expertise for regional development, and dedicated to the production of highly qualified, adaptable, self-directed, resourceful and multi-skilled graduates and other trainees.

School in Brief
The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is the mathematical hub of the University of Limpopo and the Limpopo Province in general. Housed in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture, the School offers undergraduate and postgraduate mathematical sciences and computer science programmes and courses that span across all faculties, and outreach programmes that impact on government officials, as well as schools and communities in the Province.  The School has the following main programmes: Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Operations Research and Statistics.

Contact Details

Principal Admin Officer: Ms M M Choeu (Nat Dipl. Business Studies (PTC), B Admin (UL), B Admin Hons (UNISA), BA Hons (Media Studies) (UL))
Tel: +27(0) 15 268 3593
Fax: +27(0) 15 268 3487

Senior Secretary: Ms RM Rapholo (Dipl. Public Admin (UL))
Tel: +27(0) 15 268 4894
Fax: +27(0) 15 268 3487

  School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

School of Computational and Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science)

Oosthuizen HJ, PhD (UNISA), Pr.Sci.Nat, MCSSA

Senior Professor

Tel: +27 (0)15 268 2169

Fax: +27 (0)15 268 3183

oosthuizenhj@ul.ac.za

Gasela N, PhD (NUST- ZIM)

Senior Lecturer

Tel: +27 (0)15 268 2797

Fax: +27 (0)15 268 3183

nalsong@ul.ac.za

Manamela MJD, M.Sc (UNIN), DTE

Senior Lecturer

Tel: +27 (0)15 268 2155

Fax: +27 (0)15 268 3183

jonasm@ul.ac.za

Duma, V, MSc (Rhodes)

Lecturer

Tel: +27 (0)15 268

Fax: +27 (0)15 268 3183

dumav@ul.ac.za

Matjuda MJ, MSc (AU), HED

Lecturer and HoD

Tel: +27 (0)15 268 3102

Fax: +27 (0)15 268 3183

matomem@ul.ac.za

Nailana FK, Hons BSc, UED (UNIN0

Lecturer

Tel: +27 (0)15 268 2156

Fax: +27 (0)15 268 3183

fdyn@ul.ac.za

Ramalepe PS, BSc, Hons BSc, M.Sc (UNIN)

Lecturer

Tel: +27 (0)15 268 2755

Fax: +27 (0)15 268 3183

simonr@ul.ac.za

Langa, RP, BSc, Hons BSc( UNIN)

Junior Lecturer

Tel: +27 (0)15 268 3261

Fax: +27 (0)15 268 3183

rantal@ul.ac.za

Modipa, TI, BSc, Hons BSc (UNIN))

Junior Lecturer

Tel: +27 (0)15 268 3479

Fax: +27 (0)15 268 3183

thipem@ul.ac.za

Hlungwani, GP, (BSc (UNIN))

Senior Laboratory Assistant

Tel: +27 (0)15 268 3591

Fax: +27 (0)15 268 3183

giyanih@ul.ac.za

Nikolov PP, BSc (SOPHIA, Bulgaria

Senior Lab Assistant

Tel: +27 (0)15 268 2154

+27 (0)15 268 3183

nikolovp@ul.ac.za

  School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

School of Computational and Mathematical Sciences (Programme of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics)

Siweya, HJ, BSc Paed, Hons BSc (UNIN), MSc (Sussex, UK), MSc (UNISA), PhD (UD-W)

Professor

+27 (0)15 268 4893 / 2172

+27 (0)15 268 3487 / 3183 / 3024

siweyah@ul.ac.za

Gopalraj, PhD (UP), Pr.Sci.Nat

Associate Professor

gopalraj@ul.ac.za

De Neijs, HF, MA (PU – CHE)

Senior Lecturer

+27 (0)15 268 2166

+27 (0)15 268 3024

deneijsd@ul.ac.za

Zimba, K, MSc (Zambia), Post Grad Cert. (Cambridge), PhD (UKZN)

Senior Lecturer

+27 (0)15 268 2255

+27 (0)15 268 3024

zimbak@ul.ac.za

Basweti, G, Hons BSc (Nairobi), MSc (Stanford, US)

Lecturer

+27 (0)15 268 2847

+27 (0)15 268 3024

georgem@ul.ac.za

Kekana, MC, BSc, Hons BSc, MSc (UL)

Lecturer

+27 (0)15 268 2906

+27 (0)15 268 3024

maleselak@ul.ac.za

Makgeru, MJ, BSc, Hons BSc, MSc (UNIN)

Lecturer

+27 (0)15 2949

+27 (0)15 268 3024

josephm@ul.ac.za

Matabyana, MZ, BSc, Hons BSc, MSc (UNIN)

Lecturer

+27 (0)15 268 3165

+27 (0)15 268 3024

mackm@ul.ac.za

Mudimbu, TC, MSc (UZ, Zimbabwe)

Lecturer

+27 (0)15 2683380

+27 (0)15 268 3024

mudimbu@ul.ac.za

Ramadisha, BM, BSc, Hons BSc (UNIN), MSc (South Wales, UK)

Lecturer

+27 (0)15 268 217

+27 (0)15 268 3024

ramadisham@ul.ac.za

Shaker, H, PGD Eng., BSc Eng (WITS), Hons BSc (UNIN)), MSc (UL)

Lecturer

+27 (0)15 268 3381

+27 (0)15 268 3024

heidah@ul.ac.za

van der Merwe, AM, MA (UP), HED

Lecturer

+27 (0)15 521 4377

+27 (0)12 521 4798

anne@ul.ac.za

Thabane, JL, BSc (Hons), MSc (Wits)

Lecturer and HoD

+27 (0)15 521 4420

+27 (0)12 521 4798

thabane@ul.ac.za

Vijayasenan, D, MSc (Mahatma Gandhi)

Lecturer

+27 (0)12 521 4376

+27 (0)12 521 4798

deepa@ul.ac.za

Raboshakga, MM, BSc, BSc Hons (UL)

Junior Lecturer

+27 (0)15 268 2948

+27 (0)15 268 3024

meriamm@ul.ac.za

Thoka, ML, BSc, Hons BSc (UNIN)

Junior Lecturer

+27 (0)15 268 3495

+27 (0)15 268 3024

thokam@ul.ac.za

Mudau, G, BSc, BSc (Hons)( Medunsa)

Lecturer

+27 (0)12 521 3736

+27 (0)12 521 4798

gumani@ul.ac.za

  School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

School of Computational and Mathematical Sciences (Statistics and Operations Research)

Academic staff

Position

Contact address

Research interest

Prof. A Tessera,
PhD (Manchester), MSc (Manchester),  BSc (Addis Ababa)

Professor and Acting Head of Department

Office 2025, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-2170
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Abebe.Tessera@ul.ac.za

  • Stochastic modelling
  • Theoretical statistics
  • Applied statistics

Prof. M Lesaoana,
PhD (Southampton, UK), MMath (Waterloo, Canada), B.A. (NUL)

Associate Professor

Office 2011, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-2459
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Lesaoana.Maseka@ul.ac.za

  • Applied statistics
  • Clustered data modelling
  • Operations research methods

Prof. Yehenew G Kifle,
PhD (Univ of Ghent, Belgium), MSc (Addis Ababa Univ, Eth),  BSc (Alemaya Univ, Eth)

Associate Professor

Office 2020, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-4260
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Yehenew.Kifle@ul.ac.za

  • Survival (Time-to-event) modelling, Frailty models
  • Clustered data modelling
  • Experimental design
  • Multivariate data modelling

Mr. KD Moloi,
MSc, BSc Hons (UFS), BSc (UNISA)

Lecturer

Office 2023, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-2367
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Khehla.Moloi@ul.ac.za

  • Joint modelling
  • Survival data analysis
  • Time series analysis

Mr. Negussie Yibas,
MPhil (University of Strathclyde, UK),  BSc (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)

Lecturer

Office 2026, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-3595
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Negussie.Yibas@ul.ac.za

  • Application and use of GLM in education statistics
  • Statistical modelling of rates in education data
  • Student success and throughput rate

Mr. SS NKOANE,
MSc (UL), BSc Hons, BSc (UNIN)

Lecturer

Office 2024, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-2465
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Setsweke.Nkwane@ul.ac.za

  • Scheduling and timetabling
  • Time series
  • Regression modeling

Mr. TB Darikwa,
MPhil (UCT), MSc (NUST), BSc Hons (UZ)

Lecturer

Office 2021, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-3674
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Timotheus.Darikwa@ul.ac.za

  • Spatial statistics
  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Child survival
  • Statistical modelling

Mr. KN Maswanganyi,
MSc Statistics, BSc Hons, BSc  (UNIVEN)

Lecturer

Office 2004D, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-3680
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Khesani.Maswanganyi@ul.ac.za

  • Time series analysis
  • Quantile regression
  • Extreme value theory

Mr.  MS MONYAI,
MSc (UL), BA, BSc, BSc Hons (UNIN)

Lecturer

Office 2018, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-2767
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Simon.Monyai@ul.ac.za

  • Official statistics
  • Multivariate modelling

Mr. D Maposa,
MSc (NUST), BSc Hons (NUST)

 

Lecturer

Office 2004C, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-3690
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Daniel.Maposa@ul.ac.za

  • Extreme value theory
  • Statistics of extremes
  • Business data modelling
  • Disaster risk reduction

Mr. H Maluleke,
MSc (UL),  BSc Hons (UL),  BSc (UL)

Lecturer

Office 2022, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-2168
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Happy.Maluleke@ul.ac.za

  • Survival data analysis
  • Time series
  • Multiple logistic and linear regression

Ms. MR Makwela,
MSc (UL),  BSc Hons (UL),  BSc (UL)

Lecturer

Office , Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-2867
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail:  Mokowe.Makwela@ul.ac.za

  • Small area estimation

Ms. MF Phaho,
BSc (UL), BSc  Hons (UL)

Junior Lecturer

Office 2020, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-2881
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Mmalehu.Phago@ul.ac.za

  • Statistical analysis
  • Time series

Mr. RJ Lebogo,
BSc Hons (UL), BSc (UL)

Junior Lecturer

Office 2027, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-3587
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Johannes.Lebogo@ul.ac.za

  • Statistical applications

Mr. MM Nemukula,
BSc Hons (UL), BSc (UNIVEN)

Junior Lecturer

Office 2004B, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-3749
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Murendeni.Nemukula@ul.ac.za

  • Extreme value theory
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Analysis of categorical data
  • Financial statistics

Mrs. A Ramalata,
BSc Hons (UNIVEN), Bcom Statistics (NWU)

Junior Lecturer

Office 2016, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-2188/3124
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Aluwani.Ntsieni@ul.ac.za

  • Regression analysis

Mr. SP Moleko,
BCOM Hons, BCOM Paed (NWU)

Junior Lecturer

Office 2004A, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-3723
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Paul.Moleko@ul.ac.za

  • Statistical analysis
  • Energy demand forecasting

Mr. MP Letsoalo,
BSc Hons (UL), BSc (UL)

Junior Lecturer

Office , Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-2867
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3075
E-mail: Peter.Letsoalo@ul.ac.za

  • Multi-level modelling
  • Clustered data analysis
  • Database management

Mr. RP Dikgale,
BSc Hons (UL), BSc (UL)

Junior Lecturer

Office 2021, Maths building, 2nd floor, University of Limpopo,
Tel: +27-(0)15-268-2767
Fax: +27-(0)15-268-3690
E-mail: Phillemon.Dikgale@ul.ac.za

  • Financial statistics
  • Forecasting

  School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences Contact

The school comprises the following three departments:

Ø Computer Science

Contacts: Secretary: Ms P Leputu

Tel: +27 (0)15 268 3101

Fax: +27 (0)15 268 3183

Email: leputum@ul.ac.za

Address:

Department of Computer Science

Private Bag X1106

Sovenga, 0727,

South Africa

Ø Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Contacts: Secretary: Ms GA Papala

Tel: +27 (0)15 268 2124

Fax: +27 (0)15 268 3024

Email: geletsop@ul.ac.za

Address:

Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Private Bag X1106

Sovenga, 0727,

South Africa

Ø Statistics and Operations Research

Contacts: Secretary: Ms P Leputu

Tel: +27 (0)15 268 3101

Fax: +27 (0)15 268 3183

Email: leputum@ul.ac.za

Address:

Department of Statistics and Operations Research

Private Bag X1106

Sovenga, 0727,

South Africa