Danielle Kleyn, who is a Grade 10 pupil at Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West, was crowned the “Queen of
Mathematics” during the 26th Pan African Maths Olympiad (PAMO) in Nairobi earlier this month.
The PAMO is organised annually by the African Mathematical Union (AMU),with two main objectives: to encourage mathematical talent, and to exchange information on teaching methods in mathematics across the African continent.
Forty-seven pupils from nine African countries participated in the final round of the competition, and Danielle’s two medals made her the winner of the female section.
The South African team came first, followed by Morocco and Tunisia. The other countries that competed were Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Botswana and Ghana.
Commenting on the experience, Danielle said: “I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Nairobi, and really feel enriched by this opportunity to have represented Parel Vallei and South Africa at this Olympiad.”