Willem Pretorius

Willem Pretorius




High School:
Pres. Steyn High

University / College:
University of the Free State Job Description: Health and Fitness Professional - Facility Owner at eta Fitness Centre.
Event Coordinator - Killer Bee Movement
Admitted Attorney, Notary Public to the High Court of South Africa

Favourite Quote:
We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence, therefor, is not an act,
but a habit.

Favourite Food:
Breakfast: Granola cup served with apple pie filling, double cream yogurt and fresh berries.
Lunch: Ostrich patties glazed in a balsamic vinegar reduction, sweet potato fries and a Greek Salad.
Supper: Roasted chicken, served with butternut covered in Feta cheese and dressed with olive oil. mmm...

Landscaping, The Art of Bonsai, Coffee tasting, Baking.

Short description about yourself:
I am a learner, drawn to the process of learning irrespective of the subject matter. The process more than the result or content being especially exciting to me. The thrill of the first few facts, the early efforts to recite and practice what you have learned, the growing confidence of a skill mastered is what entices me.

I am strategic and believe I have the ability to see patterns when presented with complexity. Then mindful of these patterns discarding scenarios which lead to a cloud of fog.

I am an Achiever with an internal fire burning within me, that drives me to do more and achieve more, always learning how to deal with a whisper of discontent.

It is this desire to achieve that provides me with the energy I need to work hard without burning out. It is the jolt I can count on to get me started on new tasks and challenges. It is the power supply that enables me to set the pace and define the levels of productivity.

It is what keeps me moving.

What will your contribution be if you should become MR. South Africa:
Initiate a Youth Movement - Through Functional Training and Physical Education.

My vision is to empower the athletes of the next generation who inspire us with their strength and humble us with their will.

Firstly by providing youth in underserved communities access to sport. By enhancing the places where they play through refurbishment to multi-disciplinary playing fields collaborating with stakeholders with the ability to refurbish to invest in sport and through sports teach life skills.

Again collaborate with stakeholders in outfitting youth with the necessary apparel in order to prevent that a lack thereof will never serve as a barrier to participation.

Endeavour on a breakfast of Champions campaign, serving not only meals which fills a hole, but has added advantages inherent within, and in so doing educating through the meals we serve.

What qualities should a MR. South Africa title holder have:
MR. South Africa should be a visionary, with the integrity to assume responsibility and perform that responsibility virtuously.

He should be a leader with the wisdom to accept guidance and constructive feedback and even value such as ongoing learning and growth, enabling him through such to work well in a team environment.

He should exhibit enthusiasm and positivity in the presence of adversity.

He should continually set and achieve personal and professional success and through those achievements motivate others to aspire to do the same.