Her Life :
Villiers was an educator and author. She was an editor of the Dictionary
of the Afrikaans language, the first and only female principal of the
Huguenot University College in Wellington and a lecturer at the Pretoria
Technical College and the University of Pretoria. De Villiers visited
various countries as a South African delegate and did postdoctoral
studies overseas. She always felt that the intellectual and moral levels
of a country was largely determined by its women. She died in 1979.