From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List
1958 – 1964: Union Castle Line/British & Commonwealth Shipping; Cadet and Third Officer.
1964 – 1969: C G Smith’s Coasters/Unicorn Shipping Lines; Second Officer ,Chief Officer and Master
1969 – 1979: Department of Transport – Surveyor in Durban and Firs Principal Officer in Mossel Bay.
1979 – 1983: Rennie Murray & Co – Marine Surveyor.
1983 – 1998: Department of Transport – Durban and Pretoria – Surveyor o Chief Director Shipping.
Obtained Masters Certificate in 1966 and Master Special Grade in 1985. Also obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law at University of Natal and Graduate Diploma in Company Direction at Graduate Institute of Management and Technology.
1998 – 2002: Took part in the establishment of SAMSA [South African Maritime Safety Authority] as the first CEO.
2002 – 2011: Independent Maritime Consultant working extensively in Africa for the International Maritime Organization however also undertook assignments in China, Philippines, North
Korea, Bangladesh, Pakistan and United Arab Emirates.
2011 Decided to finally retire and am now  living in a Retirement Estate in the East of Pretoria.
Married in 1963 and have two children and four grandchildren.
My son and family live near Perth in Scotland and my daughter and family in Eldo Glen in Pretoria.