Sizwe Mabizela is a mathematician and Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University. He previously served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic and Student Affairs and senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town in mathematics and applied mathematics.
He obtained his MSc and BSc Hons cum laude in mathematics at the University of Fort Hare, where he was the recipient of the Abe Bailey Travel scholarship and the CSIR postgraduate scholarship.
In 1991 he received his PhD in mathematics at the Pennsylvania State University US where he was the recipient of the EOCIIE Overseas Scholarship and the Penn State-UCT Share Fellowship. He is a professional member of many international mathematical societies including the SA, American and Japanese Mathematical Societies, and is a member of the Association of Black Scientists, Engineers & Technologists.
Mabizela is the author of many publications, including Upper Semicontinuity of Parametric Projections, Setvalued Analysis. He is often invited to conduct national and international mathematical conferences and seminars.