Bachelor of Science in Applied and Industrial Chemistry, University Cape Town, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, London University, 1960. Diploma, Imperial College, 1960.
Lecturer University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1960-1966, professor, 1980-2000, professor emeritus, since 2001, honorary professional research fellow, since 2001. Professor Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 1966-1979. Visiting professor Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1987-1990.
Chairman board UniNet, South Africa, 1991-2000.
Fellow Royal Society Chemistry. Member International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (committee for printed and electronic publication since 2000), South African Chemical Institute.
Married Peta Jaentsch, April 19, 1960. Children: Stephen, Adrian.