Joel Netshitenzhe Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Qualifications, Quotes, News, NedBank, Wikipedia

Joel Netshitenzhe Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Qualifications, Quotes, News, NedBank, Wikipedia

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Joel Netshitenzhe is a veteran South African politician who was born in Sibasa, Venda.

He was in charge of the Policy and Coordination advisory unity.

In December 2009, he announced his resignation from the position.

The veteran politician has handled different top political posts since Nelson Mandela‘s administration.

He is a force to be reckoned with in the South African political landscape.

Joel Netshitenzhe
Joel Netshitenzhe: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Joel Netshitenzhe
Born: 1970s
Age: 40-50 years old
Place of Birth: Sibasa, Venda, South Africa
Party: African National Congress
Nationality: South African
Parents: N/A
Children: N/A
Height: N/A
Siblings: Takalani Netshitenzhe
Spouse • Wife: Married
Occupation: Politician • Strategist
Net Worth: $5,000,000-$10,000,000

Early Life

Joel Netshitenzhe was born in the early 1970s in South Africa.

He was born and raised in Sibasa town located in the Venda region of South Africa.

He was a victim of Apartheid and participated in several protests against the segregation of blacks in South Africa.

Nelson Mandela heavily influenced Joel Netshitenzhe. He joined the African National Congress in 1992


Joel Netshitenzhe started and completed his primary and secondary school education in Venda, South Africa. Then, he proceeded to Rhodes University in South Africa to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Joel Netshitenzhe has a master’s degree in financial economics and a postgraduate certificate in economic principles. He received these certifications from the University of London.

Joel Netshitenzhe also has a political science diploma from Moscow’s Institute of Social Sciences in Russia.


Joel Netshitenzhe is MISTRA’s Executive Director and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, a research institute that focuses on the country’s strategic challenges.

Mr. Joel Netshitenzhe is a member of the African National Congress’s National Executive Committee and the National Planning Commission. Joel is also a member of the Nedbank Group’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the boards of Life Healthcare Group and CEEF.

Joel Netshitenzhe became the CEO of the Government Communication and Information System in 1998.
Before his current post, he was the Head of Communication under former President Nelson Mandela.

Mr. Joel Netshitenzhe was named to the role of Head of Policy Coordination and Advisory Services in 2001. (PCAS).
Joel Netshitenzhe previously served as the director of the country’s Government Communication and Information System. He was the head of GCIS for eight years (1998-2006).

Joel Netshitenzhe was a key political adviser to former South African President Thabo Mbeki.

Personal Life

Joel Netshitenzhe is happily married with children. He stated this in an interview. However, the politician has refused to divulge the identity of his wife and children to the general public. He maintains he is not ready to expose his family to the perils that come about with fame and popularity.

Because of his close working connection with Thabo Mbeki, Joel Netshitenzhe was once considered a likely presidential candidate in the country’s upcoming elections. However, once Thabo Mbeki‘s adversary Jacob Zuma was elected president of the ruling African National Congress in December 2007, Joel Netshitenzhe‘s chances appeared to be dimming.

He has, however, kept his seat on the party’s powerful National Executive Committee, where he serves on the subcommittees on economic development and political education.

Joel Netshitenzhe is a big fan and supporter of sports and athletic activities.

Social Media

Joel Netshitenzhe is not active on social media.

Net Worth

The renowned South African politician, Joel Netshitenzhe has an estimated net worth of $5,000,000-$10,000,000.

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