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Sonja Janse van Rensburg spent the first few years of her life growing up in Swakopmund in Namibia. Her family relocated to Johannesburg in due course and she attended most of her school life in Krugersdorp, where she also subsequently matriculated at Monument Hoërskool.
She enrolled as a law student in 1985 at Tukkies (University of Pretoria), and obtained her B.Com (Law) degree early in 1988 and her Ll.B degree early in 1990. Sonja commenced with her two years’ articles directly thereafter at Couzyn, Hertzog & Horak and was admitted as an Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer early in 1991.
At this time she joined the team of Van der Merwe du Toit & Fuchs in Pretoria and made partner in 1997. A few years later this partnership dissolved and Van der Merwe du Toit Incorporated was formed in 2000, of which Sonja was one of the 7 directors until 2011.
During her 20-year career at VDT Incorporated, she specialised in Residential and Commercial Property Development, Township- and Sectional Title Developments and the securitisation of funding (mortgaging) for such developments, as well as for other commercial and business funding.
Sonja prefers playing squash and hiking outdoors to stay fit and she has a passion for scuba diving, fish identification and underwater photography.
Another one of her great loves had always been books and stationery and she took a break from law at the end of 2010 and opened a bookstore in May 2011 at Lynnwood Bridge in Pretoria, which relocated to the prestigious Menlyn Maine precinct in 2016.
She finally moved down to Cape Town in 2018, after completing a very long house build in the Southern Suburbs. During this orientation year in Cape Town, she attended a course in Tourism and also qualified as an official Tourist Guide, after discovering a new passion for history and all things proudly South African.
She also made a specific choice to re-join the legal fraternity, once settled in Cape Town. For this purpose, she very specifically sought out Van Zyl Kruger Incorporated and is excited and enthusiastic to be part of this ernergetic team under the leadership of Hennie van Zyl and Eberhard Kruger.