Mamokgethi Phakeng Biography: Age, Husband, Career & Net Worth


Mamokgethi Phakeng (born 1 November 1966) is a South African professor of mathematics education who in 2018 became vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Mamokgethi Phakeng

Mamokgethi Phakeng Age

She was born on the 1st of November 1966 in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria, South Africa. As of 2023, she is 57 years old and celebrates her birthday on November 1st every year.

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Mamokgethi Phakeng Husband

Phakeng was married to Richard Setati for 19 years, from 1988 until 2007, and the couple had one son, Tsholofelo, born in 1990.

She married Madimetja Lucky Phakeng in 2012, giving her the surname “Phakeng” for the first time. Lucky Phakeng is a lawyer who now serves as the chair of the Takeover Regulation Panel.

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Mmutlana began her education at Ikageleng Primary School in Marapyane village in 1972, and subsequently at Ikageng Primary School in Ga-Rankuwa in 1973.

She went to Tsela-tshweu Primary School, Tswelelang Primary School, Thuto-Thebe Middle School, Odi High School, and Hebron. In 1983 (Grade 12), she graduated from the hamlet of Hebron’s College of Education with a University Exemption.

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She graduated from the University of North-West with a BSc in pure mathematics and the University of the Witwatersrand with an MSc in mathematics education. She received her PhD in mathematics teaching in 2002, making her the first black female South African to do so.

Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $200,000 which she has earned as a professor.


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