Growing potential exponentially

Investec Promaths alumni
Investec Promaths alumni

Promaths provides extra tuition in maths and science to learners in grades 10 to 12 at selected schools across South Africa.

  • 15 years of extraordinary results

    What first began in Dobsonville, Soweto, 15 years ago, has grown enormously. To date over 8000 school children have been through the programme and in 2019, a staggering 224 distinctions in maths and 459 distinctions science were achieved.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Promaths is a powerful partnership between Investec and Kutlwanong Maths, Science and Technology Centre. The programme provides extra tuition in maths and science to high school learners who show potential in these subjects.

  • Goodwill with impact

    Our flagship, award winning Promaths programme, seeks to support the South African education system to produce students that are competent in maths and science - the two subjects deemed most vital for the ongoing growth of our economy. Investec wants to help produce today, the accountants, scientists, engineers, and even the astronauts of tomorrow.

  • Ever growing reach

    Investec currently funds nine centres across the country, with 3 960 learners part of the Promaths programme. The impact the programme is having on the children and the larger communities in which they operate is awe inspiring.

Kamva Goso 2018 Promaths learner
Kamva Goso, 2018 Promaths overall top performer

I achieved 99% in maths, 100% in science, 7 distinctions, and an overall average of 96%. Promaths has made it possible for black children from townships that lack resources to be able to achieve excellent results as if they attend a quintile 5 school

Nonhlakanipho Msibi, Former Promaths learner / Investec
Nonhlakanipho Msibi, former Promaths learner

I went from 37% in maths and 32% in accounting, to 91% and 94% respectively, in one year.

promaths 2020 awards image
2020 Promaths top achievers are recognised at the Promaths awards ceremony in Johannesburg

Celebrating the top 2020 Promaths performers from Dobsonville

Celebrating the top 2020 Promaths performers from Dobsonville

15 years of excellence

A handful of men and women describe the life-changing impact Promaths has had on them.

Promaths image

Promaths – winner of the Trialogue Strategic CSI Award 2019.

Learn more about Promaths winning the Trialogue Strategic CSI Award >

Highlights for the past year:


distinctions in maths from 1,392 Promaths learners


distinctions in science from 1,392 Promaths learners


contribution of the country's national distinctions in maths and 6% in science in 2019
Spreading the Promaths’ story to universities
1,392 - Total number of learners that went through Promaths in 2019

The Promaths journey doesn’t come to an end when young adults matriculate. Voluntary Promaths alumni have formed an executive committee across various universities, to help the programme become self-sustainable. Through spreading the Promaths’ story across campuses, the prominence and value of the programme is sustained, and future learners are encouraged to take part. The Promaths alumni pillars have been established as: Support, Connect, Motivate, and Empower. 

Investec women on the rise
Women on the rise

Read more inspirational stories from Investec women in education, business and sport.

Get in touch

Find out more about Promaths*

* All Promaths learners are selected through their
respective feeder schools from grade 10. The programme does not allow for 'walk-in' learners.