Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University Cape Town, South Africa, 1978.
Senior scientist Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, 1979-1991. Chief scientist Medical Research Council, 1991-1993. Director Center for Molecular and Cellular Biology Medical Research Council, University Stellenbosch, since 1994.
Medical faculty University Stellenbosch, South Africa, since 1993. Board trustees pension fund South African Medical Research Council, since 1994. Lecturer in field.
Member South African Medical and Dental Council (certified, medical scientist board since 1991), South African Bio-chemical Society (secretary since 1993, past president), Experimental Biology Group (past chairman), South African Microbiology Society.
Married Eileen Garner Hoal. Two children.