MSB renamed in honour of Dr Thamsanqa Wilkinson "Wilkie" Kambule.
The Mathematical Sciences Building has been renamed in honour of Dr Kambule - an inspirational teacher and leader who fought for high-quality black education in apartheid South Africa.
4 October 2017 - The Mathematical Sciences Building has been renamed to T.W. Kambule Mathematical Sciences Building
Dr Kambule was a leading mathematics educator who joined Wits in 1978 as a Senior Tutor in the then Department of Mathematics, serving as a role-model for about a decade. He was elected to the Council of the University in 1989 and awarded an honorary doctorate from Wits in 1997. In 2002, Dr Kambule received the Order of the Baobab in Gold for his exceptional contribution to mathematics education, human development and community service. This was followed by an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria and honorary membership of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.
Dr Kambule held a Teachers Diploma from Adams College (1946) and a BA degree from UNISA (1954) and also founded the Pace College in Soweto. Dr Kambule is an example of a mathematician who served the field of mathematics and mathematics education in the country with distinction. It is hoped that by naming the building after a leading African mathematician, it will inspire future generations of mathematical scientists to excel in the discipline.