The council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has appointed Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng as acting chairperson, effective 25 March 2019.
In accepting the acting appointment Modimoeng committed to ensuring that ICASA continues to execute its mandate independently and in the public interest: “We are governed by legislation and guided by the public interest mandate and for that we will continue to put the South African public first when taking decisions. We will continue to work closely with all key stakeholders (including government) to ensure that the Authority’s regulatory decisions advance transformation in the ICT sector, support economic growth and unlock opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the digital economy.”
Dr Modimoeng holds MBA and PhD (Management Sciences) degrees. He is a Harvard senior executive fellow and has completed an Executive Development Programme from Wharton University as well as the Africa Director Programme (Stellenbosch).