Sunday, March 22, 2009

B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons.), B.Iuris



1.1.1 Academical

B.Sc Chemistry and Mathematics
B.Sc (Hons.) Chemistry

1.1.2 Technical

Advanced Technical Certificate (Metallurgy)
National Technical Certificate (Chemistry)
National Technical Certificate (Geology and Mineralogy)

1.1.3 Other Pilot - Single Engine Aircraft Pilot - Twin Engine Aircraft Commissioned officer in S.A.A.F. Internal workstudy diploma, Iscor


1.2.1. Pilot Fighter pilot - South African Air Force Transport pilot - South African Air Force Private pilot

1.2.2 Scientist Research Chemist: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Senior Research Chemist: Iscor Research Laboratory

1.2.3 Management Consultant - Iscor
Area of work: (i) Post Evaluation and Manpower Determination.
(ii) Training of middle management in management skills

1.2.4 Law General legal work in Law Practice. Legal Adviser.

1.2.5 Lecturer Mathematics: University of Pretoria Mathematics: Pretoria Technical College Mercantile Law: Pretoria Technical College Handelsreg: Pretoria Technical College Company Law (CIS): Durban Technical College Management skills: Iscor, Pretoria


Married to since 1959 to Susanna Catharina van Wyk, the best thing that ever happened to me.


After I left school I joined the South African Air Force, was trained as a pilot, and served as weekend pilot over a period of eleven years. In that time I served as a fighter pilot and transport pilot on three different Air Force squadrons. During that time I did a science degree, graduating with Chemistry and Mathematics as major subjects, and thereafter obtained a post-graduate degree in Chemistry. I did scientific research at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Iscor research laboratory for ten years. During my tenure at Iscor I was in due course employed as management consultant and was inter alia engaged in managing work study projects. During that time I obtained a law degree and soon thereafter went into law practice. I have worked, ever since, as a lawyer, both in law practice, and as legal advisor. I am presently still retained as legal adviser of a corporation and employed, from time to time, as ad hoc legal adviser. For some time I conducted mathematics workshops at the Pretoria University and lectured at technical colleges in Mathematics, Commercial Law, Handelsreg, and Company Law.
I can truly say that law, science and journalism can only be described as some of my many passions