|Full name||André Gerhardus Venter|
|Date of birth||14 November 1970|
|Place of birth||Vereeniging, South Africa|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||131 kg (20 st 9 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
André Gerhardus Venter (born 14 November 1970 in Vereeniging, South Africa) is a former South African rugby union footballer who earned 66 caps playing for the South Africa national team during the mid-to-late 1990s and early 2000s. He represented South Africa during the 1999 Rugby World Cup where they finished third.
A few years after his retirement he was diagnosed with a degenerative syndrome of the central nervous system, later revealed to be transverse myelitis, which causes damage to the spine, and forced him into a wheelchair. Later, his former Springbok teammate, Joost van der Westhuizen developed a degenerative nervous disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.