From the early days of playing Maths24 and making number patterns out of the speedometer reading on his moms Opel Kadett, Andrew has been passionate about numbers. He founded Numeric in October 2011 when he set up his first Khan Academy pilot program in Makhaza, Khayelitsha. He spends most of his time thinking about how to make Khan Academy useful, accessible and relevant to South African learners.
Chief Executive Officer
Sibonelo fell in love with mathematics in her grade 9 classroom, where she had heated debates with her father who was also her maths teacher. It was after this experience that she felt that every student should love and not fear mathematics. During her final year at university, Sibonelo started tutoring grade 12 students in Mathematics and Physics, and this is when she fell in love with working with young people. When not in the office, Sibonelo is probably hiking a mountain or having a long walk along the beach. She also enjoys arts and craft and is always starting craft projects.
With her calm and quiet demeanor, one could easily mistake her for a shy person. A nurturer at heart whose passionate about supporting the development of others, Honjiswa is a firm believer that education is the foundation to endless opportunities. Her experience spans in Administration, HR and Operations. A home body at heart, Honjiswa also enjoys a day spent discovering new vineyards, spending the day at the beach and taking long drives.
With over 8 years’ experience in administration, Jo brings her skills and knowledge in assisting the Numeric team with the “behind the scenes” tasks. She believes wholeheartedly in education, especially in the foundation phase and her favourite school subject was mathematics. Jo enjoys sewing, reading and making up random songs.
Chief Program Manager - CPT
Having started tutoring mathematics at grade 9, Stephen loves numbers and looking for patterns to make maths fun. Stephen loves to be around children and he teaches them mathematics with a smile. He believes that every child has a right to have an excellent mathematics teacher. Being part of Numeric, he gets to see this becoming a reality. When he's not working, Stephen plays soccer, hikes with his niece and spends time with his baby boy Bantu.
Chief Program Manager - JHB
When going down the rides like the Tower of Terror at Gold Reef City, Emisang likes to calculate the average speeds and accelerations. In bus rides or long queues, he likes computing the average wait time or playing sudoku puzzles. But apart from being crazy about numbers, he is passionate about making a sustainable change where ever he is. Khan Academy has given him many "aha" moments, and he looks forward to sharing those moments far and wide!
By taking over a class whenever a teacher was outside or absent, it was always clear that teaching was both a calling and a passion for Bernice. Growing up on the dusty streets of Soweto, Bernice always loved helping other learners with their school work, especially Mathematics. Her passion for helping others excel has driven Bernice to join the Numeric team and help set strong foundations in Mathematics to create opportunities for learners to realise their dreams.
Chief Program Manager - Durban
Nasser is an enthusiastic and focused individual who is able to work effectively as a team member. He always displays a willingness to learn, is willing to try something new and will not hesitate to impart knowledge. His experience working in a school environment has developed a passion for education and empowerment. In his free time, he finds solace in all sports and gardening. He enjoys reading biographies and places family as a priority.
Funelakhe Duze is very passionate about giving back to the community. He lives by Robert Sobukwe's quote "Education to us means service to Africa. In whatever branch of learning you are, you are there for Africa." His humbleness, humility and desire to change lives are the right ingredients to make an impact in South African education.
Elam Lusizo Seku
A Bcom Management Studies graduate from the University of Cape Town; and former Numeric coach, Elam is interested in the broader spectrum of education to bring about positive change in the education system. She believes that through constant innovation pupils would become more globally competent. A modernized education and mentorship provides hope to live a better quality of life.
Enthusiasm and passion for education are what drive this dynamite-soul to get up in the morning and contribute to positive change. She aspires to be just that - to add value to the intellectual development of the next person. She believes sharing is caring and sharing knowledge will ultimately contribute to improving and uplifting communities and the economy as a whole. Outside the office, Gaynor finds pleasure in dancing crazily to her favourite music....behind closed doors of course!
Born and bred in Durban KZN, she came to Cape Town to study at the University of Cape Town. She fell in love with the mother city and decided to settle there. She is a mother to an NICU Graduate. Passionate about education and with one loud laugh and smile at a time, she aims to touch the lives of the learners and coaches she works with. When not at work or living out her purpose, she is running or reading for her book club, and most of her time is spent playing with her little warrior.
Noxolo also known as "Nox" was born and raised in KwaZulu Natal. She describes herself as a fun, optimistic and kind individual. She is passionate about social justice, developing skills, advocating for children and education. She believes mathematics is fun, interactive and ultimately is the key to help uplift and eradicate poverty in underprivileged communities.
Sisi is a happy and positive human being with a great sense of humor. She believes in quality education for all, and that children should be helped realise that mathematics can be thoroughly enjoyed. Her experience in working with children for three years made her realize that when given adequate support and guidance, not even the sky is the limit for them. Sisi is an aspiring fitness bunny. When not at work, she's at the gym, or not...or restraining herself from indulging in dunked wings!
With an objective to produce a child who can view things in three-dimensions, who can solve real life problems and who can think critically, Tebogo developed a love and passion for maths and science education. His passion and dedication were demonstrated by him doing a career makeover to become a Maths teacher, his facilitation in Pioneer programme at Maths and Science Leadership Academy and him joining Numeric.
Rugare is bubbly character who loves working with numbers. Her love for Maths was instilled by her Grade 3 teacher and she never turned back. As a Teach SA Alumnus, she brings with her knowledge, experience and skills that make a meaningful contribution to Numeric's mission of creating high-impact learning environments in low income areas. She's a Maths 24 aficionado and spends most of her time explaining to Numeric directors how to solve the Level 3 cards!