From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List
After G.B. sailed with British & Commonwealth Shiping until 1963 when he joined Safmarine.
1969 – 72 he was seconded ashore to Safmarine New York as Cargo Superintendent and 1973 to 78 returned to sea with Safmarine and later ashore with a Cape Town stevedoring Firm in various capacities folowed by a year as Master of an ocean-going yacht for a Hout Bay Businessman.
In 1979 joined S.A. Container Depots, serving in various capacities up to personal assistant to the Managing Director.
1987 he was seconded into Rennies offshore services as Operations Manager and 1993 to 1997 transferred to Manica freight Servics as Beira (Mozambique) Branch Manager.
1997 returned to S.A. and joined Maritech services and 1998 joined Independent Surveyors in Durban before transfer to East London as Branch Manager.