Communications minister, Siphiwe Nyanda, has announced a new chairperson of communications regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to replace Paris Mashile whose five-year term expired.
Nyanda commended Mashile for navigating ‘most complex’ issues such the Mobile Termination Rates, Mobile Television and Digital Terrestrial Television, during his term as ICASA chairperson.
The minister says it is important for ICASA to align its business of regulation with the policy objectives of government and the developmental goals of the country.
“This is important especially due to the fact government has placed ICTs [information communication technologies] at the centre of the country’s developmental agenda. We must utilise ICTs to accelerate service delivery and empower our people,” he explains.
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