Co-founder of Altus Sport in 1994, and founder of the first Olympic Academy of South Africa. He is a former Olympian, elected SA men’s athlete of the century in 2000, former world record holder and provincial rugby center. Inaugurated in the SA Hall of Fame. He wrote several coaching publications and lectured internationally on sport and Olympic education. In 2016 he was awarded as ambassador of SSCN. Gert is a qualified Rugby and Volunteerism facilitator, accredited sport facilitator, assessor and moderator at ETDP-SETA.
Studied Phys Ed at Stellenbosch University. Liana is co-founder of Altus Sport and travelled widely internationally concerning sport and recreation including Sessions on the Olympic idea and its values in Olympia, Greece. She is a professional tennis coach and wrote several publications on sport coaching and Olympic Education. She is a member of the Gauteng Coaches Commission and a qualified sport facilitator, assessor and moderator at ETDP-SETA.
Spent 12 years with Nelson Mandela in prison where he managed sport programmes for prisoners. After imprisonment he supported Altus Sport in founding sport councils in township areas and transformed sport structures in mainly Tshwane, Soweto, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. He became a Board member since Altus Sport’s inception in 1994.
Dr Engela vd Klashorst
Engela currently lives in Australia, but she became involved with Altus Sport while lecturing at UP. Outreach projects are her passion and she specialized in research. She completed her B(Mus) UP; BA(HMS) UP; Sport Science honours (cum laude) UP; BA(Psychology) honours (cum laude) UNISA; MA(HMS) UP and obtained D(Phil) Specialisation Sport and Recreation Management.
Prof Peet du Toit
Group Head of the Exercise- and Neuroscience, University of Pretoria. Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system and it is currently an interdisciplinary science which also collaborates within the field of sport.
Director: Executive Support and Stakeholder Management at Department of Transport, Office of the DG of the National Department of Sport and Recreation. Completed her post graduate studies at UP in sport management.
Dr Poppy Masinga
Dr Poppy has a DPhil degree and MSW qualification. She is currently a Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work and School of Human and Community Development at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg