Steven was born in Durban, South Africa. He was educated at Clifton Preparatory School for eight years and then at Durban High School until he matriculated, being awarded the Prize for Chemistry. He then graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Natal.
In order to earn funds to enable him to develop his inventive compulsion he started a small chemical business with minimal savings. This developed into a vertically integrated assembly of several interrelated businesses comprising:
Cosmetics, medicinal & food products manufacturing & packaging
In-house registered designed containers & patented closures production, rigid PVC formulation development & compounding
Pure petroleum jelly refining to higher than USP & BP standards by converting waste slack-wax from local refineries using own-developed technology in an in-house constructed refinery with 3000 tons/month capacity
Labelling, packaging & stationery printing
Highly efficient self-developed computerized administration systems
Countrywide warehousing and distribution and marketing divisions using novel systems
Countrywide built factories and warehouses on purchased properties as growth required
By producing every component in-house costs were minimized and country wide market share dominance was achieved for many products. Profits financed patent costs for Steven's many inventions as far as possible although these became too numerous to fund and some had to be abandoned. The number of his inventions increased and Steven thereafter decided to altruistically attempt to pursue their development full-time with the emphasis of solving major global problems to benefit humanity while generating a living. He preferred solving difficult solutions as they are as time-consuming as simple ones. A partial list and abstracts of some of his inventions are listed. Steven's work is dedicated to his wonderful wife Helen whose unwavering support, assistance and love were absolutely invaluable, essential and incomparable.