Nominations: Appointment of two member to the council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

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Submissions are now closed (since 29 April 2016)


Institutions and/or individuals are hereby invited to nominate persons to fill two vacancies on the above-mentioned body, as established in terms of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act, No 13 of 2000 [As amended by Broadcasting Amendment Act, No 64 of 2002 and Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Act, No 2 of 2014].

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa makes regulations and policies to govern broadcasting and telecommunications in the public interest, ensuring fairness and a diversity of views, and monitors the environment and enforce compliance with rules, regulations and policies, hears and decides on disputes and complaints by the industry, plans and manages the frequency spectrum and protects consumers from unfair business practices, poor quality services and harmful or inferior products.

Persons appointed must be committed to fairness, freedom of expression, openness and accountability and must be representative of a broad cross-section of the population of the Republic and possess suitable qualifications, expertise and experience in the fields of, amongst others, broadcasting, electronic communications and postal policy or operations, public policy development, electronic engineering, law, information technology, content in any form, consumer protection, education, economics, finance or any other related expertise or qualifications, and must be a South African citizen permanently residing in the Republic.

Written nominations must contain the full name and address of the institution and/or individual making the nomination, the nominee’s signed acceptance of the nomination and his/her Curriculum Vitae, providing at least the following information:

• Full name, ID number and gender
• Contact address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address
• Previous experience (quoting dates and organisations concerned)
• Certified copies of academic qualifications and identity document.

Nominations must be addressed to the Committee Secretary, Mr Thembinkosi Ngoma, at by no later than Friday, 29 April 2016 at 12:00.

Enquiries please contact Mr Thembinkosi Ngoma on tel (021) 403 3733 or cell 0837098407.

Closing date for nominations: Friday, 29 April 2016 at 12:00.

Please note that nominees may be subjected to a qualifications check and security clearance. Late submissions will not be considered.

Issued by Ms D Tsotetsi, MP: Acting Chairperson - PC on Communications.