Johan Fourie, founder of The Nature College, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in April 2012.
How does this affect The Nature College?
Symptoms of the disease were already evident in 2009, which led to adaptations to ensure that all the skills were in place for the future. Programmes were streamlined, accreditations were put in place (our CATHSSETA accreditations are valid until Nov 2019) and instructors were trained and developed.
The end result is that we have a highly skilled team in place, led by Dr Kobus Lubbe (10 years of experience). Our senior instructor Riaan Jacobs has 5 years of industry experience.
Jane Fourie will be acing MD until Dec 15, when Nadia Fourie (daughter of Jane and Johan) will be returning after a 3 year stint in Botswana to take up the position of MD.
What is Johan Fourie doing?
He now runs The Nature College’s Assessment Centre whilst providing inputs into programmes and learning material, making sure his vast experience does not go to waste.