He was born at Langkloof, Bergville District. As a boy he modelled cattle in clay. He attended the Langkloof Higher Primary School from 1962 to 1969.
In 1981 he was introduced to Sister Johanna at the Mariannhill Mission where he undertook a three- month carpentry course.On completion of the course he worked as a full-time carpenter and sculptor at the Mission until 1984. During 1985 and 1986 he worked at the Community Arts Workshop, Durban. He was a founder member of the Zasha Art Group in 1988. He worked as a carpenter and sculptor in the studio of Paul Mikula and Associates, Durban and at the BAT Centre, Durban. His work is represented in public and private collections in SA. He lives in the Bergville District.