Carl Niehaus Biography: Education, Age, Children, Net Worth, Wife, Facts, Spouse, Wikipedia, Height

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Carl Niehaus, a prominent figure in South African politics, has a rich history of involvement with the African National Congress.

He was once the official spokesperson for the party and Nelson Mandela. Additionally, he endured a period of imprisonment for advocating against the oppressive regime of South Africa’s former government.


  • Full Name: Carl Niehaus
  • Born: December 25, 1959
  • Age: 64 years old
  • Birthplace:  Zeerust, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Occupation: Politician
  • Height: N/A
  • Parent: Magrietha Niehaus
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Mafani Gunguluza (m. 2008), Jansie Lourens (m. 1986–2002)
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship:  Married
  • Net Worth: N/A

Early Life

Carl Niehaus was born on December 25, 1959, in Zeerust, South Africa. From a young age, he was known for his strong opposition to the apartheid regime and his active participation in the liberation struggle.

In 1980, Niehaus was expelled from RAU for advocating Nelson Mandela‘s release. This event further solidified his commitment to fighting injustice and inequality in South Africa.

During his early years, he was known for his strong opposition to the apartheid regime and dedication to the liberation struggle. His activism led to his expulsion from RAU in 1980 after advocating for Nelson Mandela’s release.

He took a stand against apartheid by resigning from the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) and joining the African Dutch Reformed Church in Alexandra, where he served as a deacon.

In July 1980, he became a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and engaged in underground activities against the oppressive apartheid government.

Despite facing challenges, he completed a degree in Industrial Sociology at the University of Witwatersrand during this tumultuous period.


During the investigations conducted in February 2008 by various media organizations, it was uncovered that Niehaus had inaccurately stated that he possessed a master’s degree and a doctorate in theology (summa cum laude) from Utrecht University.

However, his claim of holding a Bachelor’s in Theology from the University of South Africa (Unisa), which was awarded in April 1988, and an honors degree (Cum Laude) from the same institution two years later was verified as true.

This discrepancy raised questions about the credibility of Niehaus’s academic background and about the accuracy of his qualifications.


In light of the events surrounding Carl Niehaus, the joint chairman of the Home for All initiative, and a campaign by white activists to apologize for apartheid, it is evident that his involvement in various controversial situations has garnered attention.

In 2020, Niehaus was subpoenaed to testify at the re-opened inquest into the death of Neil Aggett, where he detailed being badly tortured by security police during his detention.

Furthermore, in January 2021, he received notice of suspension from his position in the ANC due to his actions, such as disregarding an ANC NWC directive for the MKMVA to disband, publicly criticizing the ANC leadership, and bringing the ANC into disrepute.

These events highlight a complex and tumultuous situation surrounding Niehaus and his involvement in political affairs.

On the day that Carl Niehaus confessed to forging signatures to secure a loan, the Gauteng provincial government questioned the validity of his confession, stating that they had independently discovered the forgery.

Despite Niehaus claiming that he confessed shortly after committing the act, he ultimately stepped down as the ANC’s spokesman on the same day in what was described as a mutual decision.

His debts were later revealed to be close to R4.5 million, and reports in 2017 suggested that he was still in debt and possibly involved in another fraudulent scheme to alleviate his financial troubles.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Facebook handle: Carl Niehaus
  • Twitter handle:  @Niehaus_carl

Personal Life

In 1986, Carl Niehaus married Jansie Lourens, who had initially introduced him to the armed struggle against apartheid.

Both were implicated in a treason plot and faced legal consequences, with Lourens receiving a four-year sentence.

The marriage eventually divorced in 2002, after which Niehaus married Linda Thango. However, this marriage also came to an end.

In September 2008, he tied the knot with businesswoman Mafani Gunguluza, but by 2012 they had separated. Recent reports suggest that as of 2019, Niehaus is now dating someone new.

Net Worth

The public is currently unaware of Carl Niehaus’s exact net worth as he has not disclosed much information about his income or financial assets.

His financial status remains a mystery to many, leaving his true worth unknown to the public eye.

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