Professional Continued...

1990-91 Zimbabwe: offered a job as Design and Development Engineer for a medium sized pottery industry. However, unable to obtain the necessary work permit I opted to cross the border into South Africa.

1991-93 Johannesburg: Ran a welding and metal fabrication business making car ports and fancy architectural steelwork employing two African metalworkers. Moved to a conference centre where I was the maintenance man for a year, renovating  gutters, window frames and installing a complex ceiling lighting system.

1993-98 Knysna: a seaside resort: Designed and built a timber house for myself employing and supervising local builders. Set up a business restoring antique furniture which I ran for two years. Started building drums and marimbas employing two local assistants. Ran free music and dance workshops in the townships nearby for school kids

1999-2003 - McGregor (Western Cape): purchased a 10% share in a farm/ conference center. I was manager and developer of the property and the project for three years.

2003-04 UK: Eight months return to explore opportunities.

2004 - 06 Hogsback: South Africa - renovated a house (my own) and ran courses on geometric design. Did local welding fabrication and carpentry jobs employing two assistants.

200408 - Bedford Eastern Cape: restoring another house and doing video editing and DVD writing/copying as a part-time business.

During the last four years I have developed my web site and within the last six months started adding Appropriate Technology designs.

Detailed Professional CV here