Kaffie Pretorius was born in 1941. She finished her schooling in Stellenbosch, she completed her studies as a teacher at the University of Stellenbosch.She worked at art schools and in Los Angeles in 1976.
In Stellenbosch she also studied under Andre van Zyl at the Michaelis School of Fine Arts in Cape Town.Her first solo exhibition was held in Stellenbosch in 1985. Further exhibitions followed until 1992. Kaffie’s paintings combine an earthiness with intuition and emotion.