Corne Joubert was born on 17 August 1988 in a small town called Bethal in the Province of Mpumalanga in South Africa. On 2 January 2007, he broke his neck in a diving accident, and became a C5 tetraplegic. At the time of his accident, he was training to be a car mechanic, but his accident put an end to his apprenticeship. Corne Joubert was then in a rehabilitation facility for three months, and then he went to live with his parents for the first three years following his accident. In August 2010, he moved into a Living Centre for quadriplegics to become more independent, where he met Gert Volschenk (a former Associate Member). He mentored Corne Joubert for almost a year. After the death of Gert Volschenk, Corne Joubert further educated himself autodidactically with the help of online videos. He is fond of oil painting, and draws inspiration from landscapes.
Date of birth: 17.08.1988
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.2022