Bachelor cum laude, University Stellenbosch, 1951. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, University Stellenbosch, 1953. Higher Diploma in Tax with distinction, University Witwatersand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1975.
Professional assistant, Hayman Godfrey and Sanderson, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1954-1961; sole practitioner, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1961-1962; partner, Basil Wunsh & Block, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1962-1964; partner, director, Edward Nathan & Friedland Inc. attorneys, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1964-1995. Director Std. Bank of South Africa, Ltd., 1982-1995, Liberty Investors Ltd., 1984-1995, Consol Ltd., 1987-1995, Transnet Ltd., 1990-1994, justice Basil Wunsh Chair of Criminal Law, Hebrew U, 1996.
Deputy chairman The Legal Resources Trust. Vice president World Organization for Rehabilitation through Training Union, London. Honorary president Organization for Rehabilitation through Training South Africa.
Chairman Constitutional Law Trust, Remedial Teaching Foundation, Aish Hatorah South Africa. Member of the Board of Governors Organization for Rehabilitation through Training Braude Institute of Technology, Karmiel, Israel. Member International Bar Association (chairman estate and tax planning committee of general practice section 1976-1983), International Association of American Bar Association, International Academy Estate and Trust Law (executive county 1977-1984), Houghton Bowling Club.
Married Cynthia Sheina Gitlin, December 11, 1969. Children: Emma, Gina/Ingrid.