Francois Venter
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Francois Venter has taught law since 1974 in the Faculty of Law in Potchefstroom – since 1980 as professor. Dean 2001-2012. Regularly visited Germany on research grants from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation since 1979. Convenor of the Technical Committee on Constitutional Affairs of the Multiparty Negotiation Process (MPNP) in Kempton Park May to December 1993 (the Committee was responsible for the formulation of a large part of the first fully democratic Constitution of South Africa). President of the South African Law Deans' Association 2009-2010. Promoter for eleven completed doctoral theses. Rated by the National Research Foundation of South Africa in 2011 as a researcher "who enjoys considerable international recognition by his peers for the high quality and impact of his recent research outputs."