Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University Pretoria, South Africa, 1974. MPraxMed, University Pretoria, South Africa, 1996. Postgraduate in Diabetes, Cardiff University.
Medical intern Department Health, Witbank, South Africa, 1974—1975. Medical officer Provincial Hospital, 1976—1979, senior medical officer, 1979—1981, acting superintendent, 1980—1981. General practitioner Drs.
Joynt, Venter and Associate, 1982—1997, assistant district surgeon, 1984—1997, family physician, since 1997. Medical researcher Park Medical Center, since 1996. National principal investigator Multinational Community Acquired Pneumonia Trial Abbot Pharmaceuticals, Witbank, South Africa, 2002.
National principal investigator - multinational community acquired pneumonia trial Sanofi-Aventis, since 2005. Board directors Rhodes Street Properties, Joynt Venter and Associates. Presenter to professional conferences.
Board member Whitbank Society Aged, South Africa, 1993—1994. Member of Super Divers Scuba Diving Club, Lissataba Private Game Reserve.
Daughter of Jurgens Antonie Jansen van Rensburg and Elizabeth Catherine Simpson, William Simpson (Stepfather). Married Pieter Johannes Lodewikus Venter, April 6, 1974. Children: Johan Venter, Willem Venter, Lize Venter, Annemarie Venter.