Earlier this week, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) acquired four new councillors. The new councillors joined the industry regulator after communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni appointed them on 31 October via notice in the Government Gazette, bringing the total number of Councillors to eight.
The four councillors are Thabisa Faye, Cathrine Mushi, Nompucuko Nontombana, and Ntombiza Sithole.
They took the Oath of Office, pledging to serve the South African people, the ICT sector, and the public interest with integrity and purity and in accordance with their mandate as enshrined in the Constitution and the Icasa Act.
Commenting on the new appointments, acting Icasa chair Dr Charley Lewis said, “On behalf of the entire organisation, it gives me great pleasure to welcome the appointment of the new members to the Icasa Council.”
“Their arrival will significantly strengthen the Authority’s work as it regulates the ICT sector: telecommunications, broadcasting and postal services. We look forward to their collective contribution, collaborating with them and learning from the wealth of experience and expertise that each Council member brings to the governing collective of the Authority,” Lewis added.
The regulator indicated that Mushi and Nontombana will commence their term of office on 1 November 2022, while Faye and Sithole will begin theirs on 1 December 2022.