Josephat Martin (Fanyana Mutyambizi) Harvey


Quick Info

Born
12 November 1949
Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
Died
18 February 2011
Zimbabwe

Biography

Martin Harvey was born Funyana Mutyambizi in what was then Rhodesia. He was the first black student to gain First Class Honours in Mathematics from the University of Rhodesia, the first person to gain a doctorate in mathematics from that University, and the first black lecturer appointed to teach mathematics there. He went on to become an actuary and to lecture at the University of the Western Cape, in South Africa.

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Other pages about Martin Harvey:

  1. Dr Josephat Martin (Fanyana Mutyambizi) Harvey

Written by J J O'Connor and E F Robertson
Last Update May 2019