Welcome to kobusmaree.org!

Photograph of Prof. Maree taken during his recent visit to Italy

Photograph of Prof. Maree taken during his recent visit to Italy

Having been active in sustained service delivery to impoverished and disadvantaged rural regions and provinces such as Limpopo Province for a number of years, I have consistently linked my academic and professional training to designing and delivering development to rural areas – notably in the field of Educational Psychology (including the Psychology of Mathematics Education).

I have been engaged since 2001 in work in Narrative Career Counselling which, I hope, will become the model for Career Counselling throughout South Africa – especially to severely impoverished and disadvantaged areas in which it has already been tried and tested and shown to produce remarkable results. I have been instrumental in getting the University of Pretoria’s Education Faculty to create opportunities for rural and disadvantaged students with promise and potential to enroll at the University of Pretoria to train as teachers.

Transformation is one of my main ambitions and I am pursuing this aim by extending my research projects to Gauteng, North-West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. If anyone is interested n collaborative research or if you have something to contribute (e.g. ideas to make a difference, making funding available for e.g. Vegetable gardens in impoverished regions or at AIDS Clinics), please contact me?

For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life

(St. Francis of Assisi)

 ( Conversely, go to YouTube and search for “Kobus Maree” to find the video-clip. )


Prof. Kobus Maree and Prof. Annamaria Di Fabio’s latest scholarly book

(co-authored by 28 of the leading authors in the field of career counselling in the world)

( click the image to see full size version )

Exploring new horizons in career counselling

( Click to visit the book’s product page )

( Click to download the book’s flyer! )


Counselling for career construction

Counselling for career construction

Click here to download the complete cover design or the flyer,

And here for full description and free preview!

Shaping the story

Shaping the story

Click here to read about the book!

Reflective career counselling

Reflective career counselling

 Click to read about the DVD!

Psychology of Career Counseling: New Challenges for a New Era

Psychology of Career Counseling: New Challenges for a New Era

Click here to read more

One of the two people (Leandie) in the YouTube DVD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rb8oIJTd6Y
is the actress who plays the leading role in the movie, Die Windpomp.

She is currently making the headlines on the international film scene with a much anticipated film called Die Windpomp (The windmill).

( More info : http://www.jacarandafm.com/post/official-trailer-for-die-windpomp )

The buzz surrounding this movie is huge and many South African film makers are very excited about what this can do for our film industry.

“The secret”

(performed by Victor and Adeline Twigge after adapting an idea and a song written by Kobus Maree and changing the melody)

RESPONDING TO CHANGES IN TODAY’S UNCERTAIN WORLD OF WORK

Call for Manuscripts: Special Issue
Responding to changes in today’s uncertain world of work marked by a loss of work-life identity:
advancing career counselling for life designing in institutions of higher learning
South African Journal of Higher Education
Volume 33 No. 2, 2019
Guest Editor: Jacobus Gideon (Kobus) Maree
University of Pretoria

( Read more )

Vastfontein Community Transformation

Vastfontein Community Transformation will start building a secondary school in January 2018

Visit vastfontein.co.za to find out more!

Prof Maree receives the PsySSA Award for Fellowship 2017

This prize is awarded in recognition of a significant contribution to psychological science by a current or past scholar or team of scholars.

To read more :
http://www.psyssa.com/psyssa-congress/awards-2-years/

Prof Maree has been appointed as Professor Extraordinaire

Prof Maree has been appointed as Professor Extraordinaire in the Faculty of Education, University of Stellenbosh.

SAJHE – Call for manuscripts: Special Section

Responding to changes in today’s uncertain world of work marked by a loss of work-life identity: advancing career counselling for life designing in institutions of higher learning –
Guest Editor Prof JG (Kobus) Maree (UP)

Click to read more

Call for papers – ‘Post-modernising guidance and counselling: decent work and successful career-lives?’

International Symposium Series
Board Update
19 September 2017
Prepared by: Deirdre Hughes & Frans Meijers (Co-editors)

Special Issues in Progress

Post-modernising guidance and counselling: decent work and successful career-lives?’
Co-editors: Prof. Kobus Maree (South Africa) and Prof. Maria Duarte (Portugal)

A call for papers is written but not yet distributed.
Expected date for publication: Vol. 48, No. 1, 2020

Prof. Maree was invited to read an invited Keynote Address at the International Congress of Psychology 2018

Prof. Maree was invited to read an invited Keynote Address at the International Congress of Psychology 2018, which will occur in Montreal, Canada, from June 26-30, 2018. The title of his keynote will be

“Life design, sustainable employability and decent work in resource-scarce, diverse settings: Paradigm shift, paradigm adjustment or mission impossible?”

Prof. Maree was awarded the Psychological Association of SA Lifetime Award

Prof. Maree was awarded the Psychological Association of SA Lifetime Award in recognition of a person that has dedicated his life to Psychology in South Africa at the Pan African Psychology Congress in Durban on 19 September 2017

Exciting opportunity to obtain funding for your studies:

Please visit this website and upload your profile if you are interested! https://www.feenix.org

Carlos Mhlanga earning a copy of one of Prof Maree’s publications


Carlos Mhlanga
Carlos Mhlanga earning a copy of one of Prof Maree’s publications

October courses


16 October 2017 Combining the Maree Career Matrix and the Career Interest Profile in career counselling
Click to enrol
17 October 2017 Career Construction Counselling using Early Recollections Click to enrol

Career counseling workshop in Hazyview

Prof Maree recently conducted a career counseling workshop with ten Good Work Foundation (GWF) students at Hazyview Digital Learning Campus (HDLC).
Click here to read more .

8th World Conference on Psychology - Antalya, Turkey - 28-30 April 2017

Click here to read more about Prof Maree's keynote address as well as the workshop he is presenting at the conference.

Call for Manuscripts by Invitation: Special Issue of the ECDC, 2017

Promoting Career Development and Life Design in the Early Years of a Person’s Life
Guest editor: Jacobus Gideon (Kobus) Maree
University of Pretoria

Read more

Call for Papers: Special Issue - SA Journal of Education

Using career counseling to inform educational psychology by addressing work-related challenges in an emerging economy and a postcolonial context: Generating evidence-based knowledge to promote career resilience, career adaptability, and employability

Closing date for submissions: 15 April 2017

Read more

Kommentaar oor matriekuitslae - Comments about matric results

Click here to read the post on this topic!

Counselling on career options choice


"Leerlinge moet beter presteer in Wiskunde, Wetenskap"


Latest news
NRF logo
Prof Maree has received B1 NRF rating valid from 1 January 2017.

Click to read more!

Please support Kelvin


Please support this brilliant
and dedicated young entrepreneur from timeless Hazyview
Kelvin Nyabilco : 071 225 8561
His beautiful indigenous art products
(see photograph) are unique and make an ideal birthday or Christmas gift, or a gift for no particular reason other than to give something very special to someone dear to you.
Please support Tyson

Please support this brilliant and dedicated budding young entrepreneur from timeless Hazyview (Tyson : 076 867 8429).
His beautiful indigenous, hand-crafted table cloths are unique and make an ideal birthday or Christmas gift …
Or a gift for no particular reason other than to give something very special to someone dear to you.
The Conversation
The article 'Why career counselling is more valuable now than ever before' has been published on The Conversation.

Read the article at the theconversation.com website!

Role Models
Click to visit the role models page!
Other links
Copyright notice
All documents (including photographs on this website) are strictly copyrighted. Please note that all photographs were taken by Anton Maree.
Job space
Job Space is the top South African career portal for both job seekers and recruiters. It features job listings categorized by region and sector, advanced job search functionality, and a CV database.