Welcome to kobusmaree.org!
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 )
( Click to download the book’s flyer! )
One of the two people (Leandie) in the YouTube DVD
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).
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.
(performed by Victor and Adeline Twigge after adapting an idea and a song written by Kobus Maree and changing the melody)