The 32-year-old was found dead in her Johannesburg apartment on Thursday.
Her family says that she had been battling a heart condition brought on by trauma and unnatural stress.
Venter made headlines last year when she was suspended from the public broadcaster, along with several of her colleagues who would later be known as the SABC 8.
The group had voiced their concerns about interference in the SABC’s newsrooms.
The SABC’s Kaizer Kganyago says Venter stood up for her colleagues inside and outside of work.