Official Citizen engagement platform for the South African Government

Connect with your Government

About Govchat
Government communication in action

Connect with your public representative

Engage directly with your public representative, reporting community problems in real time and actively drive solutions.

Early Warning System

Provides real time analytics and predictive modeling to create an early warning system. Connect with your citizens, and easily inform them through broadcast messaging, push notifications and private messages.

Single Digital Identity

Creates a single digital identity, utilizing facial recognition and fingerprint technology to intuitively connect the user to a variety of government services.

What we can offer you

Active Citizenry

Govchat, as the official citizen engagement platform for the South African Government, is a centralised hub that brings together all government and civic services, supplemented with cutting edge conversational AI, simple intuitive design, and ease of access.

Automated Escalations

Govchat creates a complaint management system for local government, with an automated escalation process for unattended queries. These citizen and community queries are aggregated into a real-time dashboard which intuitively visualizes the data and provides government with an early warning system.

Rate and Report

Upload reports and photographs of issues, ensuring your councilor can quickly and accurately address the problem. Furthermore, Govchat enables you to rate and report public services and facilities.

What they say about Govchat

Govchat connects, informs and empowers. A great Platform for citizen engagement”

Busani Ngcaweni

South African Presidency

“Govchat is a life improving social media network. It is definitely a powerful ICT4D too empowering citizens and engaging public authorities.”

Auguste Yankey

African Union Commision

“Govchat is a good example of the potential within our countries technology industry, especially amongst out youth”

Minister Lindiwe Zulu

Small Business Development
Creating an open, transparent, and accountable society
Meet the Govchat team

Eldrid Jordaan


Founder and CEO of GovChat, Eldrid served as the Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Enterprises and Digital Advisor to various African Governments.

Goitse Konopi


He served as part of the teams in the Presidency that developed the National Development Plan & Vision 2030.

Jo Booysen

Creative Director

CEO of Brightlab, Jo is a business visionary and entrepreneur with a passion for tech start-ups

Carel Hofmann


Carel Hoffman specialises in community building, especially in terms of member management and engagement.

Take a look at Govchat