Roddy is a South African who has been in South Korea for 18 years. He has a Degree in Sport Science and also a degree in Education, both from North West University in South Africa. He and his partner Chris Truter opened Braai Republic a South African style restaurant in the heart of Seoul, Itaewon in 2011. The restaurant quickly became the South African hangout in Korea. In 2015 the two restaurateurs open their second restaurant in Pyeongtaek, where they introduced South African food to American soldiers serving at Camp Humphries Army Base. In 2017 the business incorporated as Braai Republic Food. Cuyler Meyer joined the two in 2018. In 2019 they opened their third store in Hongdae , called Pie Republic. They continue to grow their small business in the South Korea.
- Korea Herald language institute
- Dongguk University
- Braai Republic
- S.A.D.F and S.A.N.D.F 1993-1995
- North West, SA (B.sc Sport Science1995, Teacher degree 2007)