The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) informs the public of the resignation of the Chairperson, Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng. The Chairperson, who cited a need to take some time-off after an enervating period, tendered his resignation today, and will commence serving notice to ensure a smooth handover. After a much-needed break, he will consider future options.
Dr Modimoeng joined ICASA in April 2016 and has over a period of six (6) years served as a Councillor, Acting Chairperson and duly appointed Chairperson of the Authority. He served in various committees of Council including as a member of the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC).
The Chairperson has committed himself to ensure that the period of transition is seamless, and that proper continuity is guaranteed during the handover period.
The undisputed highlight of his decisive leadership in the sector has been steering the Authority towards the successful conclusion of the complex and historic spectrum auction licensing process. Whilst awaiting the completion of the process for appointment of four (4) additional members, the Authority continues to be led by a strong team comprising the remaining four (4) Councillors who will continue to receive the support of management and the entire organisation.
We wish him well with his future endeavours.