In loving memory of Prof Kruger

Posted on December 13, 2019

Celebrating a life in loving memory

Prof. Paul S. Kruger

November 2, 1944 - December 11, 2019


It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved colleague, Prof Paul (Paul Stephanus) Kruger, passed away on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

Prof Kruger obtained a B Sc (Eng) Industrial, M Sc (Eng) Industrial, MBA and D Sc (Eng) Industrial from the University of Pretoria. He joined the University of Pretoria, in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, in 1967 and was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from 1968 to 1970. In 1973 he was appointed as a senior lecturer in the Department of Management and was appointed in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in 1974 as a senior lecturer. He became an Associate Professor in 1981 and a Full Professor in 1986. He served as Head of the Department from 1989 to 1996. Although Prof Kruger retired in 2009, he still served as part-time professor until 2015.

He was a founding member of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering (Council member, President and Honorary Fellow) and founding member of the Operations Research Society of South Africa.


Prof Kruger turned 75 on 2 November 2019. He attended the annual Projects evening on 29 October 2019 and will be remembered fondly by colleagues and students alike.


Information regarding a memorial service will be sent in due course.


We wish to express our sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. 


The memorial service will be held:


On 18 December 2019 at 10:00 am

University of Pretoria Chapel

South street, Hillcrest, Pretoria



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