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Francois Van Niekerk

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Francois Van Niekerk

Benjamin Francois Van Niekerk

Retired SA Businessman


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born 14-12-1939 in Paarl South Africa

Francois van Niekerk was the Founder of the Mertech Group & Mergon Foundation and co-founder of the Atterbury Property Group



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Faerie Glen, Pretoria, South Africa


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Current Position(s)

Deputy Chair | Sabinet Online Ltd
Centurion, South Africa | 2004 - present

ICT and Telecommunications


Chair | Mergon Foundation
Pretoria, South Africa | 1983 - present

Social Development and Community Services


Chair | Mertech Group
Pretoria, South Africa | 1980 - present

Other


Previous Position(s)

Council & Fincom Member | University of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa | 2008 - 2014

Academia, Education and Training


Chair | Attfund (Pty) Ltd
Pretoria, South Africa | 2002 - 2006

Property and Real Estate


Chair | Sabinet Online Ltd
Centurion, South Africa | 1997 - 2003

ICT and Telecommunications


Chair | Atterbury Investment Holdings Ltd
Pretoria, South Africa | 1994 - 2012

Property and Real Estate


Chair | Infotech (Pty) Ltd
Pretoria, South Africa | 1980 - 2013

ICT and Telecommunications


Manager Administration | Armscor South Africa (Pty) Limited
Pretoria, South Africa | 1972 - 1978

Consulting and Project Management


Manager Marketing Services | Bruply Cape
Cape Town, South Africa | 1970 - 1972

Manufacturing and Industrial


Methods Officer | Rembrandt Group
Stellenbosch, South Africa | 1966 - 1969

Manufacturing and Industrial


Methods Officer | Mobil Oil South Africa
Cape Town | 1963 - 1966

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Educational history

Secondary

Paarl Boys High, Paarl, South Africa (1957)

Tertiary

UNISA SBL

Pretoria, South Africa | 1969 - 1972

Master of Business Leadership - (Management control balance)

University of Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, South Africa | 1959 - 1963

Bachelor of Arts (Economics) - Economics

Achievements

Awards

Philanthropist of the Year, African Achievers International (AfIA) | 2013

Inyathelo Philantropy Award | 2010

Finalist L&GV Emergent Businessman Award | Fin Writers' Club

Barker Gold Medallist | SBL, Unisa | 1973

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Forbes Magazine | 2012

Forbes Magazine recently listed him as continental Africa’s top philanthropist

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