André Duvenhage was born on 18 April 1962 in Sasolburg in the Northern Free State. He matriculated in 1979 at the Hoërskool Sasolburg. As registered student at the PU for CHE he obtained his BA degree as well as the Hons BA in Political Science (both with distinction). During January 1984 he was appointed as Junior Lecturer at the PU for CHE to lecture in Development Administration, Public Management and later also Science of Politics. In 1989 André obtained a Master’s qualification in Development Administration.