The idea of using open government data (OGD), among others, for effective service delivery, is increasingly gaining prominence, particularly in developing countries. Since OGD is delivered and accessed through the use of the contemporary information and communication technologies (ICT), notably the internet, means that the providers of OGD (e.g. governments and agencies) and beneficiaries (e.g. citizens) must possess specific e-skills in order to provide and use OGD effectively. However, the intended beneficiaries of OGD, the neediest citizens, are not yet able to use these data independently as many of them do not possess the requisite e- skills. They will, therefore, not be able to use OGD to influence much-needed service delivery in any meaningful manner. In this study, it is argued that the e-skills chasm can be temporarily bridged by introducing OGD intermediaries, who should also possess and be able to transfer specific e-skills. As this topic has not yet been addressed by the South African e-skills agenda, in this paper discussions relating to the place and role of intermediaries in the future e-skills policymaking are discussed.