Icasa chairman resigns

Dr. Keabetswe Modimoeng has resigned as Chairman of South Africa’s telecommunications and broadcasting regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa).

In a statement, Ikasa said Modimoeng resigned today, citing the need to take a vacation after a “relaxation period”.

He will serve out the notice period to ensure a smooth transition and will consider his options after a much-needed break.

Modimoeng joined Icasa in April 2016 and has served as advisor, acting chairman and duly appointed chairman for over six years.

He has served on various committees, including as a member of the Complaints and Compliance Committee.

“The resignation is being processed by the relevant competent authorities,” Ikasa said.

“The chairman is committed to ensuring a smooth transition period and guaranteeing proper succession during the transition period.”

The Icasa board and management thanked Modimoeng for his consistent and determined leadership, leadership and focus on management over the years.

It said that his efforts brought success at times when some tasks seemed almost impossible.

“It was an indisputable achievement of his decisive leadership in the sector that the Authority guided the Authority to successfully complete the complex and historic spectrum auction licensing process,” Ikasa said.

“Pending the completion of the appointment process for four additional members, the Office continues to be led by a strong team of the remaining four advisers who will continue to receive the support of management and the entire organization.”

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