Adv Johan Kruger has been closely involved with the NWU for some years. Between 2007 and 2016 he was a member of the executive committee of the Convocation, and a member of the Institutional Forum and the NWU Council.
Johan's father, Frans Kruger, was head of the NWU's Legal Office for years and remains involved even after his retirement. Johan's uncle, Adv Johan Kruger, SC, is the current chairperson of the NWU Council.
Adv Johan Kruger has come a long way: 3 000 km, to be exact. That’s the distance from Potchefstroom, where he grew up and studied, to Nairobi, where he is currently working for the United Nations (UN).
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Nacia obtained her BA degree in tourism and recreation from the former PU for CHE and then did three years of musical theatre at the former Pretoria Technikon. She performed in various musicals in the big theatres in South Africa, as well as in Malmo, Sweden, and the Téâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France, for almost 10 years.
She has had roles in The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Grease, Showboat and various pantomimes. Nacia was a member of the group, The Dahlings and directed a number of musical theatre productions, including those of the NWU.
Nacia's other love is photography. Although she has built a successful photography business, she is quite happy to be at home for a change with their four-month old baby boy, Nathan. Not that she is staying quietly at home – she and Nathan regularly travel with Johan and she is already teaching a couple of babies in Nairobi about music.
Johan says that Nairobi reminds him of Pretoria. “The city centre has huge buildings and way too much traffic, with beautiful surrounding areas including Gigiri, the diplomatic area where the UN is situated.”
Although Nairobi is on the equator, it is located about 1 800 metres above sea level. “The temperature is quite moderate – never too hot or too cold and almost always green. It is also a central point in East Africa and allows convenient access to places like Kilimanjaro, the Masai Mara, Mombasa and Zanzibar.”
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