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Tamsanqa Kambule

The Order of the Baobab in

Tamsanqa Kambule Awarded for:
Exceptional contribution to mathematics education, human development and community service.

Profile of Tamsanqa Kambule

Professor Tamsanqa Kambule has, in his long career as an educationist in Soweto, influenced and shaped the minds of many great South Africans, including Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu, Jackie Selebi, Frank Chikane, Siphiwe Nyanda, Kaizer Motaung and many other.

Kambule inspired students and educators, and instilled the importance of mathematics in them during his time as school principal of Orlando High School, principal of Pace College in Soweto and Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.

He is reputed for his motivational skills and dedication towards educating both black and white people in South Africa.