South Africa: Communications Minister Unhappy With Candidates For ICASA Posts
South Africa's Communications Minister, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abraham, has, according to press reports by the South African Sunday Times newspaper, rejected the list of 10 potential candidates for council positions at the Independent Communications Authorities of South Africa (ICASA).
Reports have it that Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abraham is dubious of the names sent to her by the South African Parliament, saying she "thought the nominated candidates lack the requisite experience to run an organisation of ICASA's stature.
ICASA is the regulatory agency responsible for looking after the telecommunications and broadcasting industry in South Africa. ICASA's duties include economically vital and strategic activities such as overseeing South Africa's digital migration in the broadcasting sector; and the management and allocation of spectrum to mobile operators.
The Minister has sent the candidates' list back to parliament with a letter requesting that and for them to find together competent people capable of serving as ICASA councillors.
Credit: contribution from: mybroadband.co.za