Faculty of Science
Born in 1969, Pretoria South Africa, he completed a BSc, BSc Hons (cum laude) and MSc (cum laude) in Botany at Stellenbosch University.
In 1994, he commenced with a PhD at the University of Johannesburg on the chemotaxonomy of the genus Aloe, which was completed in 1999. In 1999, he was appointed lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the Department of Pharmacy, University of the Witwatersrand. In 2002, he was promoted to senior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand and in 2005 to Associate Professor at the same institution. In July 2005, he was appointed as a research fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology.
His expertise and knowledge is rated amongst the very best in the country and therefore he is frequently requested to review papers for journals, projects for the NRF as well as the Medical Research Council of South Africa.