Theo Venter is a political and policy specialist and lecturer at the NWU Business School and was previously Special Advisor to two Vice Chancellors of the North West University (2004-2016). He is also a political commentator on South African politics, especially on radio and TV since 1987. He has received recognition by the NWU as one of the most quoted members of the university staff in the media from 2011 to 2017. Most recently he attended the ANC national conference as resident analyst for Netwerk24 in December 2017 and participated in newsprint, internet, radio and TV.
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.