From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List
1958 – 59 sailed with Clan Line Steamers.
1960 – 63 Board and Hard metal products as a costing Clerk and then joined 3M – South Africa as a salesman for coated abrasive products.
In 1958 started own business, abrasive and industrial supplies, distributing abrasive products and tools for local and foreign manufactures.
1973 majority shareholding of A&I was purchased by August Ruggeberg of West Germany which changed name to Pferd – South Africa n 1978 and became joint managing director responsible for sales, marketing, finance and administration.
Also Chairman and Director of Johannesburg Yamaha, distributors of Yamaha Motorcycles and power products as well as Honorary President of Motorsport – South Africa, the governing body for all automobile and motorcycle sport in South Africa.