Person: Swart, Hendrika


Henda Swart was the first person to be awarded a doctorate in mathematics from Stellenbosch University. She worked on the geometry of projective planes and graph theory. She became professor of mathematics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and served as editor-in-chief of the journal Utilitas Mathematica.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 1939, South Africa. Died 23 February 2016, South Africa.

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African, Origin South Africa, Women

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive