Former President Nelson Mandela signed the Olympic Truce in Athens in 2002
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.