Bachelor in Social Work with honors, University Stellenbosch, 1974. Master of Arts in Social Work, North West University, Potchefstroom, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pretoria, 1987.
Social worker Department Social Development, South Africa, 1975—1980. Lecturer North West University, South Africa, since 1980.
Married Elmarie Slabber, December 3, 1977. Children: Jetane, Dejon.