Loyiso Nongxa Biography: Salary, Wife, Age, Family, Wikipedia, Net Worth, Photos

Loyiso Nongxa Biography: Salary, Wife, Age, Family, Wikipedia, Net Worth, Photos

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Loyiso Nongxa is a a 70 years old South African mathematician born in Indwe on 22 October 1953.

He is the Chairperson of the NRF – National Research Foundation.

Apart from this position, he has also held an important role at the University of Witwatersrand.

Loyiso Nongxa served as the Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the Institution.

Loyiso Nongxa
Loyiso Nongxa: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Loyiso Nongxa
Born: 22 October 1953 (age 70 years old)
Place of Birth: Indwe, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Parents: N/A
Children: N/A
Height: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Spouse • Wife: Nomthunzi Nongxa
Occupation: Mathematician • Professor
Net Worth: $350,000

Early Life

Loyiso Nongxa was born in Indwe on 22 October 1953 into a family of qualified teachers.

Being born into an academically-inclined family, he got a massive focus from his father, a school principal.

Loyiso Nongxa‘s mother sole responsibility was taking care of the family at home.

Much is not known about the family, and we do not know if Loyiso Nongxa has any siblings.


Loyiso Nongxa being a son to the School Principal, had no choice but to be enrolled in an outstanding school to start his Primary School Education.

After successful graduation from primary school, he went on to Healdtown College. He graduated in 1972 with distinction, which made him the best graduating student in the whole of South Africa.

Loyiso Nongxa got admission into the University of Fort Hare (UFT), where he studied and graduated with a B.Sc. Hons in 1976.

He was also a Rugby player at the UFH’s “Baa-bas” rugby team at the time of his study. However, Loyiso Nongxa did not stop at that as he obtained a D.Phil from Oxford University in 1982.


Loyiso Nongxa has been a mathematics lecturer in a lot of universities in South Africa. He had been a lecturer at the University of Fort Hare and the University of the Western Cape. After that, he moved to go and lecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and later went to the National University of Lesotho.

At the University of the Western Cape, he was a Professor of Mathematics. Later, he became the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Loyiso Nongxa was a visiting research scholar in many famous universities, including Colorado, Hawaii, Connecticut, Harvard, and some other institutions.

In 2000, Loyiso Nongxa became the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research at Wits and later became the Vice-Principal in April 2002. He became the Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University in November 2002 after Professor Norma Reid Birley resigned.

After being shortlisted by the University council as a candidate suitable for the position of Vice-Chancellor, he became the Vice-Chancellor in May 2003. This made him the first black man that would be Vice-Chancellor at the University of Witwatersrand.

After making several extraordinary contributions in the academic institution, Loyiso Nongxa served as the Chairperson of the NRF. In July 2018, he was elected among other candidates to serve as the Vice President of the Mathematical Union.

Social Media

Loyiso Nongxa seems not to be involved with social media at all. He has spent his free time on some other things as social media presence is of no essence.

The mathematician would have probably been more popular with social media account.

Personal Life

Loyiso Nongxa, the great mathematician, is married to Nomthunzi Nongxa, who happened to be another mathematician.

They have been together for a long time, and there has been no issue of divorce between them ever since they got married.

Loyiso Nongxa has not revealed any details about his family. It is not known if they have children.
He is married to Nomthunzi Nongxa, who is also a South African mathematician.

Net Worth

Loyiso Nongxa has held a lot of important positions in different institutions. He was even able to break a racial barrier attached to the appointment in the institution due to his superior intelligence that cannot be denied.

Moreover, Loyiso Nongxa has a net worth of about $350,000, which he has earned from his noble profession.

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