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Eldrid Jordaan


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Eldrid Jordaan

Chief Executive Officer of GovChat

Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born in Cape Town South Africa

Eldrid Jordaan is the Former Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Enterprises.He is also a Advisory Board Member at Mxit and U.S Department of State IVLP Alumni.

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Professional details

Current Position(s)

Chief Executive Officer | GovChat
Cape Town, South Africa | September 2016 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

GovChat a social media platform enabling real time Government engagement with communities.

Previous Position(s)

Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Enterprises | Ministry of Public Enterprises
Cape Town, South Africa | 2014 - 2014

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Advisory Board Member | Mxit Lifestyle
Cape Town, South Africa | March 2013 - December 2015

ICT and Telecommunications

Head:Social Media | African National Congress
Cape Town, South Africa | May 2013 - December 2013

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Managing Director | Betterquote (PTY) Limited
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2011 - 2012

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Chief Executive Officer | Quotel (PTY) Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2009 - 2011

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Vice President:Research and Policy Management | Advice Bureau for Teachers in South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa | 2006 - 2010

Academia, Education and Training

General Manager | Crystal Healthcare Consultants
Cape Town | 1999 - 2009

Financial Services

Educational history


Damelin, Cape Town, South Africa (1996)


University of Colorado

Denver, United States of America | 2015 - 2015

Online & Digital Ethics - Information Systems

University of Stellenbosch (USB-ED)

Cape Town, South Africa | July 2012 - July 2012

Executive Development Programme - Emerging Markets


media exposure

TechCentral | 2015

Government turns to Mxit to Reach Youngsters

Power FM | 2015

Eldrid Jordaan on Power FM

SABC | 2014

ANC awarded for election campaign on Social Media

ANC Online | 2014

ANC receives an award for creating the largest political APP on Mxit

City Press | 2014

ANC wins award for Mxit App

TVC Nigeria | 2014

Mxit and Political Parties TV Interview

Die Beeld | 2014

Sosiale media speel al rol in verkiesings

Business Day | 2014

Mxit appoints India operations head

Business Day | 2014

Scramble for votes sparks app standoff

SABC | 2014

ANC launches Mxit app

ITWeb Africa | 2014

South Africa's ANC rolls-out Mxit app nationally

IT Web | 2013

Election battle goes online

HumanIPO | 2013

ANC maximizes on Mxit Campaigns

News 24 | 2013

ANC targets Mxit for Elections

ITWeb | 2013

Cosatu rallies members with Mxit | 2013

W Cape ANC targets Mxit users

Independent Online | 2013

African National Congress launches Mxit App

Memeburn | 2013

My ANC launches new Mxit App for better citizen engagement

TechCentral | 2013

ANC turns to Mxit for votes

News 24 Rapport | 2011

Geliefde Sakeleier, Onderwysman Sterf

IT Web Informatica | 2010

HIPCC,the Instant Call Centre from Telkom

RiskSA Magazine | 2012

New quoting platform for short term insurance

Blue Label Telecoms News Room | 2012

Comparative quoting platform for brokers

FA News | 2011

The Broker is Back

Cover Magazine | 2012

Medshield Distribution Services to offer Short Term Insurance

Other Achievements

U.S Department of State IVLP Alumni | 2015

U.S Department of State: International Visitors Leadership Program



African National Congress

Communication Committee Member

Uniting Reformed Church,SA Gestig

Bursary Committee Member

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