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Stephen Twinoburyo (8 January 1970 – 1 January 2019)[1] was a Ugandan scientist, mathematician, lecturer, and entrepreneur. He was the CEO of Scimatic Solutions, a South African company which helps students with maths and science tuition.

Stephen Twinoburyo
Born(1970-01-08)8 January 1970
Mbarara, Uganda
Died1 January 2019(2019-01-01) (aged 48)
South Africa
ResidenceSouth Africa
Alma materUniversity of South Africa
Scientific career


Early life and educationEdit

Twinoburyo was born on 8 January 1970,[2] in Mbarara, Uganda.[3] He was the second of seven children, and his father worked as a town clerk.[2] He attended Ntare School, and was head prefect there in 1989.[1]

In 1990, he started studying engineering at Makerere University, and relocated to South Africa.[1][3] During his time there, he was chairman of Lumumba Hall.[1] He later studied mathematics as a part-time degree at the University of South Africa, completing the course in 2007.[4]


In 1994, Twinoburyo visited Soweto, South Africa,[3] and it inspired him to move to the country in 1997.[2][3] He lectured at the University of Pretoria,[2] and taught in colleges in Pretoria and Cape Town.[4]

In 2008, Twinoburyo decided to found Uganda Professionals Living in South Africa (AUPSA),[1] and worked as their chairman.[4][5] In 2009, he organised a meeting of Ugandan expatriates in South Africa. The meeting was held in Sandton, South Africa.[4] AUPSA was set up to connect Ugandan expatriates living in South Africa.[1][4] Twinoburyo also worked for the Ugandan Civil Alliance Network.[6]

In 2010, Twinoburyo said that Ugandans were unhappy about the ticket prices for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.[7] In 2011, he condemned alleged human rights abuses in Uganda, and asked South African president Jacob Zuma not to attend the inauguration of Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni.[6]

In 2014, Twinoburyo set up and became the CEO of Scimatic Solutions, a South African company which helps students with maths and science tuition.[2][8] He was inspired to set up the company after visiting the California Science Center and National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C..[8] The company is based in Hatfield, Pretoria.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Twinoburyo and his wife had three children.[1] He died in South Africa on 1 January 2019 of a heart attack.[2][3][5] His body was repatriated to Uganda.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Tumushabe, Alfred (6 January 2019). "Twinoburyo was obsessed with maths, critical of NRM leadership". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Tumushabe, Alfred (2 January 2019). "Body of Ugandan mathematician who died in South Africa to be repatriated". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e Mubiru, Apollo (2 January 2019). "Mathematician Twinoburyo dies in South Africa". New Vision. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e Kundai, Keith (6 June 2013). "AUPSA Chairman Stephen Twinoburyo". African Pro. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Death Announcement: The Late Stephen Twinoburyo: Former President Association of Ugandan Professionals in South Africa (AUPSA) Suffers Heart Attack". Ugandan Diaspora. 2 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Ugandans in SA want Zuma to decline inauguration invitation". Eyewitness News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  7. ^ Naik, Sameer (5 June 2010). "Africa puts on its game face". Saturday Star. Retrieved 6 January 2019 – via PressReader.
  8. ^ a b c "An office makes a perfect classroom". The Sunday Times. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2019 – via PressReader.