Bachelor of Science, University South Africa, 1965. Bachelor of Medicine BChir, University Pretoria, South Africa, 1971. Diploma in public health, University Pretoria, South Africa, 1980.
Diploma in occupational health, University Pretoria, South Africa, 1978. Master of Medicine in Preventive Medicine, University Pretoria, South Africa, 1983.
Intern Boitumeco Hospital, Kroonstad, South Africa, 1972. Private practice as family practitioner Standerton, South Africa, 1973-1979. Chief medical officer Pretoria City Council, 1979-1983.
Senior lecturer University Pretoria, since 1984. Board directors Compensation Board, Pretoria. Occupational physician Pretoria Academy Hospital, since 1995.
Visiting lecturer University Leuven, Belgium, 1992.
Elder Dutch Reformed Church. Member South African Medical Association (national councilor since 1994, president Gauteng North branch 1999, vice chair education committee 2000-2003), South African Society for Occupational Medicine (president 1994-1998), International Commission on Occupational Health (national secretary since 1993), South African College Medicine (associate), Pan-African Society for Occupational Health (vice president 1989-1999).
Married Anna Petronella Grobbelaar, July 7, 1962. Children: Ferdinand, Pieter, Carl.