Board Members


About Us

Board Members

Gert Potgieter

Gert is the co-founder of Altus Sport in 1994. His passion is Olympic Education and Values and was the 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 also played provincial rugby. 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. Accredited sport facilitator, assessor and moderator at ETDP-SETA.

Liana Laubscher

Studied Phys Ed at Stellenbosch University and became a professional tennis coach. Liana is co-founder of Altus Sport and travelled widely internationally concerning sport and recreation including Sessions on the Olympic idea in Olympia, Greece. Wrote several publications on sport coaching and Olympic Education. Former member of the Gauteng Coaches Commission and a qualified sport facilitator, assessor and moderator at ETDP-SETA. Currently member of the Safeguarding and Football3 committees of the Common Goal Community.

Sarah Oeschger

She is a motivated, creative and responsible individual who is passionate about making a difference in the world that we live in, to make it better for each future generation to come. She is currently completing her Masters in Criminology and working a full-time job. In addition, she has a trauma counselling qualification which means she could help people on a more interpersonal level. She believes that the any opportunity to work with others, is an opportunity to learn and grow.

Dr Poppy Masinga

Dr Masinga holds a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Social Work. Currently she is the Head of the Faculty of Social Work and Community Development at the South African College of Applied Psychology. Her interest lies in community development, social policy, social development, immigration issues, green social work and sustainable development, advocating for social, economic and environmental justice and promoting youth development.

Prof Peet du Toit
Prof Peet is currently Group Head of the Exercise- and Neuroscience, University of Pretoria. Among his handful of highly academic qualifications, he also holds qualifications in: Higher Exercise Science, Advanced Neuroscience Coaching, Sport Management, Sports Vision Testing and Training and Outcomes Based Assessments. He is passionate about the link between physical and mental well- being and explores the fields of Research, Neuroscience, Exercise Science, Education, Brain Fitness and Performance.
Kgabo Motjane

Kgabo has been part of Altus Sport since its inauguration. She served as Chairperson of Gauteng Women and Sport, Member of Tshwane Women and Sport Desk, Member of the Advisory Committee to Minister on Women and Sport. Other portfolios held: Sport Manager- University of Pretoria; Project Manager – UK/SA sports initiative; Project Manager Sport – Gauteng Department of Education as well as 2010 World Cup. Director: administration and management at Sport and Recreation South Africa. Currently the same position at the department of transport.

Dr Engela vd Klashorst

Engela currently lives in Australia and teaches at Victoria University. She became involved with Altus Sport while lecturing at UP. Outreach projects are her passion and she specializes in research focusing on achieving development goals through sport. 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.