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|Born in Pretoria.
Lived in Thabazimbi, Sishen, Boshof (where I matriculated), Pretoria (where I studied to become an Industrial Engineer), Vanderbijlpark, Bothaville, Brits and eventually back in Pretoria for the past 34 years.
I am an honorary member of SAIIE of which I have been the Honorary Treasurer for several years.
I retired from Necsa (South African Nuclear Energy Corporation) in 2004, but since 2007 joined them again in a contractual arrangement to facilitate the establishment of the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor’s fuel plant at Pelindaba.
I am married to Barbara for 43 years and have three children and four grandchildren:
- Dirk my son an Engineer in Pretoria.
- Trienet, my daughter director external relations of the engineering department of the University of Virginia, living in New York.
- Maretha, my daughter an Afrikaans teacher living in Grahamstown.
I am a Christian, radio amateur, amateur astronomist, love trees, birds, mathematics, biology and outdoor life and supports the Blue Bulls rugby team.