The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences is a pan-African network of centres whose mission is to promote mathematics in Africa by recruiting the brighest students in the continent. The branch in Cape Town (South Africa) was founded in 2003, and other centres operate in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

AIMS South Africa is associated with the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the Western Cape. It provides an intensive one-year MSc programme in Mathematical Sciences, offering courses on Computer Algebra, Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Bioinformatics, and Economics.