Bachelor, University Pretoria, 1961. Bachelor, University Pretoria, 1963. Master of Arts cum laude, University Pretoria, 1967.
Doctor of Letters, University South Africa, 1977.
Lecturer University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1967-1969. Director Bureau Technology Languages, Pretoria, South Africa, 1970-1976. Publication director Butterworth Publication, 1977-1978.
Professor, department head University South Africa, 1979-1996. Vice president human resources Rich Products Corporation, Johannesburg, South Africa, since 1996. Visiting professor University Munster, Germany, 1980, 85, University Namibia, Windhock, 1991.
Member South African Linguistics Society, African Language Society, South African Institute forTranslators and Interpreters.
Son of August de Villiers and Maria Magdalena (Steenkamp) C. Married Judy Pamela Robertson. Children: Yvette, Michelle.