Gerry Rantseli Elsdon

About GERRY RANTSELI ELSDON

About Gerry Rantseli Elsdon

This (Gerry Rantseli Elsdon) national TB Ambassador made a strong impression as the co-host of South Africa’s first Big Brother reality series and as a continuity presenter for M-Net. It has been a few years since we have seen Gerry Rantseli Elsdon on our TV screens. Gerry Rantseli Elsdon has been back in recent years as a host and executive producer with South Africa’s satellite news network, ANN7, and is now setting a new career course.

Having been born in District 6, living through the forced removals and Group Areas Act in the Cape in the 80s, to getting off a Greyhound bus from Cape Town, and meeting Nelson Mandela in an elevator in her first hour in Johannesburg. Going back in time to say Gerry Rantseli Elsdon has a colourful background is a huge understatement!

 

Gerry Rantseli Elsdon started her working career within the liberation struggle as a teenager on the Cape Flats. She later followed the move of one of her mentors, Cheryl Carolus, to Johannesburg to work for the African National Congress at national level.

Gerry Rantseli Elsdon first worked in the Department of International Affairs as a secretary in the office of Thabo Mbeki, who was then the Head of International Affairs and is our second democratically elected president, and finally the Department of Local Government and Housing, learning from men such as Thozamile Botha and Slovo.

Gerry Rantseli Elsdon is determined to teach business skills to equip young performers and artists for the future, and inspire an interest in the arts amongst young people and to encourage creativity as a means of expressions, while also instilling a culture of learning.

Gerry Rantseli Elsdon is still one of South Africa’s prominent Hosts/MCs, which is one of her best roles, and she handles the job with integrity and utmost professionalism, which sees most of our clients coming back to securing her services.

Media Personality

Gerry Rantseli Elsdon is a sought-after MC and an inspirational speaker. Gerry Rantseli Elsdon is a television presenter, host, MC, and businesswoman. Elsdon is probably best known as a continuity announcer for M-Net. She also co-hosted the first season of the reality television competition Big Brother South Africa in 2001.

However, what many people aren’t aware of is Gerry Rantseli Elsdon's involvement in social issues.

Social Awareness

Gerry Rantseli Elsdon speaks openly to the issues plaguing our communities and the humanitarian challenges that we must overcome with a motivational and inspirational voice of someone unafraid to work towards positive change.

Gerry Rantseli Elsdon is an international humanitarian, activist, and outspoken voice on issues of women’s empowerment, community regeneration, wellbeing, and their impact on women and children in Africa.

Gerry Rantseli Elsdon speaks openly to the issues plaguing our communities and the humanitarian challenges that we must overcome with a motivational and inspirational voice of someone unafraid to work toward positive change.

Gerry Rantseli Elsdon has undertaken speaking engagements internationally at the invitation of the UN, UNAID, UNCTAD, The World Health Organisation, IFRC on behalf of the South African people, and Global Communities in plight. Gerry Rantseli Elsdon also uses her public profile as a celebrity to get involved in as many social projects as possible. Gerry Rantseli Elsdon has assisted as an Aids Ambassador for the President’s Office and frequently helps organisations like CHOC and the Othandweni Children’s Home. In 2008, Gerry Rantseli Elsdon became the spokesperson for the World Health Organisation’s South African STOP TB Campaign.