His passion for technology prompted him to enrol for a 4-year apprenticeship, specializing on Jaguar, Rover and Range Rover, qualifying as an ‘A’ Grade artisan after three-and-a-half years. National Service followed after which he held the position of Technical Translator (Daimler Benz Division) with Atlantis Diesel Engines (ADE). He also pursued a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at CPUT. Despite receiving several distinctions, unforeseen personal circumstances forced him to terminate these studies.
Ralf’s inquiring mind subsequently led to him establishing his own IT consultancy which he managed for 10 years, supplying computer hardware, software and providing support. Several loyal longstanding clients are still being supported, many remotely due to advances in Internet connectivity speeds.