Broadcast Regulation

ICASA Appoints Acting Chairperson For South Africa's Broadcasting Regulator

ICASA has appointed Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng as the Acting Chairperson at South Africa's broadcasting regulator.

The appointment is effective immediately, and it comes after the dismissal of the previous Chairperson of ICASA, Rubben Mohlaloga following his fraud conviction.

ICASA said that that the regulator was confident that Modimoeng was highly capable of holding the fort until such time as a permanent placement is made. The regulator noted that the process to find and appoint a permanent Chairperson for ICASA would kick off soon.

Keabetswe Modimoeng is an esteemed member of ICASA's executive board. According to ICASA’s records, he has an MBA and a PhD degree in Management Sciences and is also a Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard.
Modimoeng has completed both an Africa Director Programme at Stellenbosch University and an Executive Development Programme through Wharton University and.

At a press conference on Monday 26 March, the newly appointed Acting Chairperson of ICASA said that ICASA would continue to work closely with all relevant stakeholders, including South Africa’s government, to ensure that the authority's regulatory decisions promote transformation in the ICT sector, boost economic growth and unlock all opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and by the digital economy.

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