I matriculated from Northern Cape High School (Kimberley) in 2000. I went to study at the University of the Free State in 2001 and graduated with a B.Com degree in 2003.
In 2004 I travelled to the UK for some much needed work and life experience. On my return in 2007, I enrolled for the National Diploma in Property Valuations and started work at our family business, Nel Valuations under the mentorship of my dad, Johan Nel.
I obtained my National Diploma (Valuations) in 2011 and registered as a Professional Valuer in 2018 with the SACPVP.
In September2015, I started working at Sol Plaatje Municipality as Manager: Property Taxation and Miscellaneous Billing. I was also appointed as the Municipal Valuer for the General Valuation Roll of Sol Plaatje Municipality in 2019.
I am a passionate family man with a love for sports, nature and people. I married my wife, Jolize, in 2011 and my biggest love and achievement to date is fathering two beautiful children Leja (5) and Jovan (6 months).