Meet the Team

Dr. Duan Lemmer

Managing Director & Medical Director

Dr. Duan Lemmer grew up in Nelspruit in Mpumalanga which is located in close proximity to the well known Kruger National Park. He therefore spent a substantial amount of time in the African bush and grew fond of its treasures. He obtained a B.Com (Hons) Accountancy Science degree from the University of Pretoria and then qualified as a medical doctor in 2006. He has a passion for accident and emergency work and worked in private casualty units for several years after completing his community service. He has served on several statutory bodies looking after the interests of South African doctors. Africa SAFE-T has provided him with a unique opportunity to combine his business and medical backgrounds while spending time in the bush. He is currently based in Johannesburg. In his free time he takes part in adrenaline sports, he is a dedicated gym fanatic and enjoys traveling especially on the African continent.

Lucien Niemann

Operations Director & Training College Principal

Lucien grew up in Johannesburg and matriculated from St Albans College in Pretoria. He found his passion for emergency medicine during his high school career where he started as a first aider. He worked as a volunteer in the Trauma Unit of the Johannesburg General Hospital as well as with Netcare911. Lucien has worked for various EMS companies managing emergency resources in the Emergency Operations Centre. He played an active role in managing and accrediting first aid training programmes for several colleges and providing medical assistance for events. After completing his Intermediate Emergency Care Practitioner training he joined the Africa SAFE-T team. He is currently also the principal of the Africa SAFE-T training college. Lucien enjoys working in the hospitality industry especially the catering side; he enjoys cooking and wine tasting.