Information from T.S. "General Botha" Old Boys Association web site:
T.S. "General Botha", Gordons Bay, 1952 - 53, cadet no.1760
Served his apprenticeship with Clan Line and remained with them until he had passed his Master's Certificate. He then returned to S.A. and joined the harbour service. Served on their tugs in all S.A. ports before returning to Durban as harbour pilot. 1982 promoted to assistant Port Captain and later as Durban Dockyard Manager.