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We help organisations tell stories with data.

Data Innovator is a strategic information consultancy based in Johannesburg, South Africa. At Data Innovator we are passionate about the innovative use of data, underpinned by Monitoring and Evaluation principles. Our business focus is on helping organisations improve the way they use and communicate information. We have a socially conscious approach and place emphasis on supporting development initiatives, such as corporate social investment, NGOs and donors, and providing data skills development.

Data Innovator was founded in 2015 by Jerusha Govender, a South African Entrepreneur and M&E specialist. Her aim is to make a positive impact on the way data is used for development in Africa.

Data Innovator has been featured in Entrepreneur SA and Destiny magazines, and on Cliff Central Inspired Youth show. In 2020, Data Innovator won the Vulekamali Data Visualisation Competition.



Data Innovator is made up of a team of young African professionals.

Jerusha Govender
Managing Director

MM-PDM, MPH, BSc (Med) Hons, entrepreneur, data creative, and Monitoring and Evaluation specialist with over 10 years’ experience in public health and development management.

Rama Raphalalani
M&E Officer

B.Bus.Sci Hons Economics, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellow, design, M&E and research in philanthropic, education and other social development programmes..

Selekanye Seribe
Data Analyst

MA in Demography and Population Studies, Technical assistance, research and policy review skills for sexual and reproductive health.

Teboho Letuka
Data Analyst

MA-Health Demography, qualitative and quantitative researcher and analyst passionate about women, child and adolescent health research.

Majda Johaardien
Design Associate

Over 16 years of experience in the design industry, both as an entrepreneur, freelancer and in-house designer.

Ayiso Ncube
Data Science Associate

Msc, BSc Hons, Data Science and Analytics, specialist and consultant with more than 10 years of experience in the fields of Data Science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and ICT4Dev.

Vuyi Skiti
Strategic Information & Health Associate

MBA (Management Consulting) from the University Of Stellenbosch Business School. She is trained in management, strategy, leadership and Monitoring and Evaluation.

Marinda Kotze
Evaluation Associate

Social science researcher with experience in designing, managing and successfully executing basic and applied research projects: including impact, outcome and process evaluations, systematic literature reviews and formative research.

Maurisa Moloto
Education Associate

Passionate about early learning and childhood intervention with a focus area on Early Childhood Development using an asset-based community or systems approach.

Tebogo Moloi
Developer Associate

Graphic Design and Informatics. He is an innovator and entrepreneur in the world of intelligent technology and innovation.