Julize studied BSc: Physiology & Microbiology at the North West University, and completed her MSc: Occupational Hygiene in 2001. Julize joined the MVSSA in 2002 and she is a Fellow of the Society.
She also chairs the Colliery Branch Committee (2015/2016). She started her career in 2001 in the gold mining sector in the field of occupational hygiene where she completed the Manager Training Programme and achieved the MEC.
Julize joined Anglo American Thermal Coal in 2008 and she currently holds the position of VOHE Specialist in the Group. She represented the Industry on various forums such as SACEPA; MOSH & Anglo Health Tripartite; etc.