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Request for Nominations Appointment of Five Members to the Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

Institutions and/or individuals are hereby invited to nominate persons to fill five vacancies in the ICASA Council, 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]. Of the five vacancies, one will be filled immediately and the other four will be filled in April 2020 upon the expiry of term of four Councilors.

ICASA 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 to the Council 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 and enquiries must be addressed to the Portfolio Committee on Communications (Attention: Mr Thembinkosi Ngoma, Committee Secretary), 3rd Floor, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town 8001 or emailed to tngoma@parliament.gov.za or faxed to 086 522 5740. Telephonic enquiries can be made to 021 403 3733 or 083 709 8407.

Closing date for nominations: Friday, 27 September 2019 at 16:00. Please note that nominees will be subjected to a qualifications check and security clearance. Late submissions will not be considered.

Issued by Mr. BM Maneli, MP: Chairperson, PC on Communications.