He was a founding member of the Association of Arts and received a medal of honor from the South African Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1958. He received Honorary Doctorates from: The University of the Free State (1980) and The University of the Western Cape in 1994. He also received Medals of Honors from: The University of Pretoria (1985) and The South African Association of Arts (1989). The University of Potchefstroom honored him with a plaque in 1978 and lastly Nelson Mandela awarded him with National Honors in Vermont in 1999. This artist's work is sought after as an investment!!