Media personality and businesswoman Gerri Elsdon talks to us about the Fairlady Women of the Future Awards.
It has been a few years since we have seen Gerry Rantseli Elsdon on our TV screens but has been back in recent years as a host and executive producer with a local 24-hour news channel, and is now setting a new career course. Gerry 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.