Marius studied for 15 years to obtain various qualifications. Two Law qualifications, four Computer programming qualifications and a Diploma in Counselling. For 25 years he specialized in Criminal and Labour Law. In concurrence with his legal career Marius developed computer systems and he is still working in this field. Marius also had a very busy HR & Labour Law business for 8 years, where he chaired all the disciplinary hearings for the Cape Metropolitan Council in the Western Cape, CCMA, Department of Education in Cape Town. Marius did mediations and arbitrations; Developed and presented courses relating to HR & IR in general; handled conflict resolution within Local Authorities throughout South Africa and did some investigations for Local Authorities pertaining to human resources. Marius also developed and presented training courses for the Local Authority Training Boards of Western and Northern Cape through Hans Zeidel Foundation (Germany) and SIDA (Sweden). By various occasions he acted as mediator between employers and employees (trade unions) to diffuse disputes.
Marius served in the Department of Defense in the citizen force where he became a commissioned officer, where he served as Military Intelligence Officer as well as Military Legal Officer.
Marius has a passion to apply his years of experience and knowledge in the counselling of others. Marius also holds diplomas in Mental Health and Psychology. Marius is currently completing his studies for the MA degree in counselling.
The Counselling Business Unit of the MDR Trust