Stephen Twinoburyo, Ugandan mathematician, Died at 49

Stephen Twinoburyo was born on January 8, 1970, in Mbarara, Uganda and died on January 1, 2019.

He was a Ugandan scientist, mathematician, lecturer, and entrepreneur.

Stephen was the CEO of Scimatic Solutions, a South African company which helps students with math and science tuition.

Twinoburyo was the second of seven children, and his father worked as a town clerk.

Twinoburyo attended Ntare School and was head prefect there in 1989.

In 1990, he started studying engineering at Makerere University and relocated to South Africa.

During his time there, Twinoburyo was chairman of Lumumba Hall.

Twinoburyo later studied mathematics as a part-time degree at the University of South Africa, completing the course in 2007.was the second of seven children, and his father worked as a town clerk.

Twinoburyo attended Ntare School and was head prefect there in 1989.

In 1990, Twinoburyo started studying engineering at Makerere University and relocated to South Africa.

During his time there, Twinoburyo was chairman of Lumumba Hall.

Twinoburyo later studied mathematics as a part-time degree at the University of South Africa, completing the course in 2007.

In 1994, he visited Soweto, South Africa, and it inspired him to move to the country in 1997.

Twinoburyo lectured at the University of Pretoria and taught in colleges in Pretoria and Cape Town.

In 2008, he decided to found Uganda Professionals Living in South Africa AUPSA, and worked as their chairman.

In 2009, Twinoburyo organized a meeting of Ugandan expatriates in South Africa.

The meeting was held in Sandton, South Africa.

AUPSA was set up to connect Ugandan expatriates living in South Africa.

He also worked for the Ugandan Civil Alliance Network.

In 2010, he said that Ugandans were unhappy about the ticket prices for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

In 2011, Twinoburyo condemned alleged human rights abuses in Uganda, and asked South African president Jacob Zuma not to attend the inauguration of Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni.

In 2014, he set up and became the CEO of Scimatic Solutions, a South African company which helps students with maths and science tuition.

Twinoburyo was inspired to set up the company after visiting the California Science Center and National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

The company is based in Hatfield, Pretoria.

Twinoburyo and his wife had three children.

Twinoburyo body was repatriated to Uganda.

He passed away at 49 years old.