have created this website in 1998 for a
totally different purpose than what you
see now. In those days, it was more to
put myself "on the map" (the Internet
was still relatively young, particularly
in South Africa) and it was the "in
thing" to do at that stage. At the time, I
published content in both Afrikaans and
English and the target audience was
small and medium sized businesses in
South Africa. Those were the days about
e-commerce and I offered content related
changed about 2001, when I focused
more on advice on forensics and cybercrime
and how to deal with it.
Still, the idea was consulting
to small and medium sized businesses. At
that time, I also became interested in
my ancestry, but had no idea on what to
do. The information available online
today (2010) was simply not there, or as
2004 the "bug" got the better of me
again and so, this website, in its
current form, is the result of that.
lot more information about the origins
of the Venter Family in South Africa
came online, but I was surprised to find
that references were made to only a few
authors and researchers. And in many
instances, these were in conflict with
people (and these authors) quoted each
other, or at best, other sources, but I
could very seldom find references (and
copies) to the actual source data.
became annoyed when I saw assumptions
were taken as fact and even presented as
such at "official" gatherings,
publications and websites. More so,
because I had source information,
contradicting many of these assumptions.
I've set out to publish what I have
found, here, openly. This does not
necessarily make me a popular person.
Rather the opposite! Anyway, I am not
saying all the information I provide is
100% correct, but those who say it is
NOT, must please provide the source
evidence accordingly, and I will gladly
rectify and apologise for all to see...
want the truth (or as close as possible
to the truth) about the Venter ancestry
and this is my way of attempting to
achieve that. So, I don't just believe
what has been written, or is being said.
I go check for myself. I have a few
"partners" doing the same, and we
support each other. And I share openly,
unlike some other people.
to confirm my suspicions
about the quality of the work published
by Pama, read an extract published 14
April 2010 by eGSSA (Genesis 26,
they confirm that Family Crests
published by Pama were mostly incorrect
and that N.H. Theunissen
authentic information about the Venter
family, go to
I am NOT!
am not a qualified researcher. I do this as
I am not the
custodian of the Venter Family and I don't
I am certainly
not the authoritive source for everything