Obituaries

Jan Persens: Labourer's son who became maths maestro

01 July 2018 - 00:00 By Chris Barron

Jan Persens, who has died in Cape Town at the age of 71, became a doctor of applied mathematics and professor of maths at the University of the Western Cape after refusing to be a farm labourer like his dad.

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