Master of Arts in History, University Silesia, Katowice, Poland, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University South Africa, Pretoria, 1991.
Junior lecturer University Silesia, Katowice, Poland, 1976-1978. Teacher Nchanga Trust School, Chingola, Zambia, 1981-1988. Research fellow University Stellenbosch, South Africa, since 1995.
Consultant Polish Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa, 1996-1998.
Member History Society of Cape Town, South Africa Institute of International Affairs, Mensa South Africa.
Married Bruno Maksymilian, July 1, 1972 (divorced May, 1988). 1 child, Bruno Robert. Married Johannes Theodorus Van Beek, August 8, 1989.