Dr Cerene Rathilal

  • Mathematician, University of Johannesburg
  • Scholars' Scholar 2015
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, PhD Mathematics


Cerene completed a three-year Mathematics PhD programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Cerene has a passion for mathematics (specialising in algebra and topology), and has proven herself to be most dedicated to the field. She runs a free maths education programme in secondary schools to share her knowledge, as she firmly believes that “everyone deserves the right to learn.” With hopes of becoming an academic professor of mathematics, Cerene wants to contribute to both local and international academic conferences, and collaborate with renowned researchers to revolutionize mathematics.