Bachelor of Science, University Stellenbosch, 1957. Master of Science in Agricultural, University Stellenbosch, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1964.
Bachelor, University South Africa, 1969. Master in Urban and Regional Planning, University Stellenbosch, 1973.
Research officer, Department Agricultural, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 1957-1960; lecturer, U. Stellenbosch, 1961-1964; senior lecturer, U. Stellenbosch, 1965-1975; associate professor, U. Stellenbosch, 1976-1986; professor, chairman, U. Stellenbosch, since 1987. Chairman environmental monitoring committee Saldanha Steel, since 1996.
Board directors Cape Nature Conservatory, since 2000. Member Ent. Society of Southern Africa (president 1980-1981).
Married Warnia Coba Lombard, January 9, 1960. Children: Gerhard, Adri, Johan.