Joel Netshitenzhe


Joel Khathutshelo Netshitenzhe is the Executive Director of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), an independent research institute. Between 1994 and 2009 he served in government, variously, as head of communication in President Nelson Mandela’s Office, chief executive officer of Government Communications and Information Services and head of the Policy Unit in The Presidency. He served on South Africa’s first National Planning Commission, and is a member of the Boards of NEDBANK Group, Life Healthcare Group and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.