Colonel J.W.J. Janse
Van Rensburg, MMM, psc(j)
Col J.W. Janse van Rensburg matriculated
in 1979 from the Wolmaransstad Technical High School. He joined the SA
Air Force Permanent Force on 18 April 1980.
On 23 April 1980, he started his career at
the Joint Air Reconnaissance Centre (JARIC) where he qualifies as a
He completed his Officer Forming Course,
in 1989 and was then posted to the Forward Air Force Command Post (FACP)
Port Elizabeth (PE) where he served as the Intelligence Officer. He
completed the Certificate in Military Management at UNISA in 1993.
On 11 April 1994 he was transferred to the
Air Force Command Post (AFCP), where he served as Staff Officer
Intelligence Force Preparation.
On 1 March 1995 he was appointed as Staff
Officer Intelligence Management Services at Directorate Intelligence and
on 01 January 1998 he was appointed as Staff Officer Collection Resource
Management. During this period, he was also appointed as the Secretary
for the Intelligence Staff Council. During this period he successfully
completed the Junior Command and Staff Course.
On 01 April 1999 he was appointed as Staff
Officer Intelligence and Security Plan at Directorate Air Capability
Plan at the Air Force Office. During this period he was the task team
leader, under Chairmanship of Brig Gen R. Saloojee, charged with the
responsibility to advice the Air Force Board on the transformation of
the Air Force, resulting in Air Force Vision 2010.
On 12 February 2001 he was appointed as SSO Corporate Strategy at
Director Corporate Staff Services as well as the Secretary for the Air
Force Board. On 01 December 2001 he was appointed as Acting Personal
Staff Officer for Lt Gen R.J. Beukes, then Chief of the Air Force.
In 2003 he did his Joint Senior Command
and Staff Programme at the National War College and on 1 January 2004 he
was promoted to the rank of Colonel and permanently staffed as the
Personal Staff Officer for Chief of the Air Force where he served under
Lt Gen R.J. Beukes and later Lt Gen C. Gagiano.
On 1 January 2008 he was appointed as the
Officer Commanding of the South African Air Force College and after a
six-year tour at the College he was appointed again in 2014 as Personal
Staff Officer for Chief of the Air Force where he currently serve under
Lt Gen F.Z. Msimang.
He is married to Alta and has three
children and four grandchildren.