The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has issued an invitation for nominations to four key positions. The deadline for nominations is 29 March. Here follows the official ICASA nominations document.
Nominations: Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
Institutions and/or individuals are invited to nominate persons to fill four vacancies, one of which arises in June 2010, two of which arise in September 2010 and one which arises in October 2010, in 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).
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, monitors the environment and enforces 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, 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:
- Electronic communications and postal policy or operations
- Public policy development l Electronic engineering
- Law l Marketing
- Finance; or any other related expertise or qualifications.
They must also be South African citizens permanently resident 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, e-mail address
- Previous experience (quoting dates and organisations concerned)
- Academic qualifications.
Nominations can be emailed to Mr T Ngoma at email@example.com or Ms A Nel at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 16:00 on 29 March 2010.
Enquiries tel Mr T Ngoma: (021) 403-3733 cell: 072 145 9368 or Ms A Nel: (021) 403-3782, cell: 083 709 8391
Issued by the Hon I Vadi, MP: Chairperson, PC on Communications.