C4 Africa

Dr. Nico van Niekerk

Farming has always been a part of Nico’s life – growing up in Hartswater in the Northern Cape on a citrus and pecan farm. Nico started his veterinary science degree in 2016 and graduated early 2022.

Nico has always had an interest in intensive animal production, choosing this area as an elective during final year at Onderstepoort.

After obtaining his veterinary degree, he completed his compulsory community service year in Mkhondo, Mpumalanga, in 2022/23. 

Nico participated in C4 Africa’s mentorship programme in 2022 and was a valuable member of the group. He officially joined the C4 Africa team in March 2023 and a veterinary consultant. Nico has a particular interest in poultry, bovine as well as fish, making him an asset to our team.