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Peter Joseph Witbooi

M.Sc. at UWC, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, 1986.
Ph.D. at UCT, Department of Mathematics, 1995.
My formal training was in abstract mathematics. Responding to the need to train students in applied mathematics, I worked myself into mathematical modeling of infectious diseases' population dynamics. My main foci has been on TB and malaria. I have worked in collaborative projects with SA MRC, University of California, and extensively in the joint South Africa - Japan project iDEWS (Infectious Diseases Early Warning Systems).


  • –present
    Professor, University of the Western Cape


  • 1995 
    University of Cape Town , Ph.D. (Mathematics, Algebraic Topology)