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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.)

Innovating Counseling for Self- and Career Construction

This book has been published and is now available from Springer and from various bookstores

(traditional stores as well as online stores).

It is available on https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030486471

Customers can order it via



Handbook of innovative career counselling


Psychology of Career Adaptability, Employability and Resilience

Brings together the views of academics, career counselling theorists and practitioners
Combines the three constructs of career adaptability, employability, and career resilience
Presents perspectives and theory on how to deal with workplace transition insecurity

Prof. Kobus Maree and colleagues’ latest scholarly book by Springer appeared a few days ago

(please see flyer below for details).

Click here for more info on the book!


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! )

Read a review about the book written by Liz Whitaker )

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

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“The secret”

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

Click to read Prof Maree’s advice on how to deal with less than optimal Grade 12 marks.

“Rekindling peoples sense of hope and purpose during the Covid-19 pandemic: The power of group (self- and) career construction counselling counselling”

2nd International Congress of Pedagogical Research

15-16 May 2021

Universiti Utara Malaysia

School of Education


The African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).


Accordingly, the journal is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Prof. Maree has been invited to present the following two workshops at the ICP2020, Prague, 2021-07-18-24:
  • i. How to Draw on ‘Stories’ and ‘Scores’ to Facilitate Career Construction Counselling to Individuals and in Group Contexts, and
  • ii. How to Integrate the Outcomes of the Career Interest Profile and the Maree Career Matrix: Practical Exercise

International Congress of Psychology

Prof. Maree has been invited to read a keynote at the International Congress of Psychology to be held in Prague, Czechia, in July 2021.
This important event on the Psychology calendar only takes place once every four years.

Coping with exams during a pandemic


Prof Kobus Maree of the Department of Educational Psychology offers lecturers advice on how to check in on their emotions during exam time in the midst of all the challenges brought about by COVID-19.

Click to read more

The CIP assessment is now officially live on the JvR Online system

Read more …

JvR CPD courses
( click here for info )

Degree, diploma, or certificate which of these qualifications offers the students their ‘best’ chance in the occupational world? 

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 :

Prof Maree has been appointed as Professor Extraordinaire

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

Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue of the African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) (2021)

Theme: Promoting career development: Managing challenges and exploiting opportunities associated with the Covid-19 pandemic

The Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) invites you to submit your latest research towards the latest special issue.

Click to read more

The second Biennial South African Congress of Career Practitioners (March 2021):

“Operation Phoenix: A call for community first”

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

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

Click to read more!

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

Careers portal - latest opportunities

Copyright notice
All documents (including photographs on this website) are strictly copyrighted. Please note that all photographs were taken by Anton Maree.
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