DUT DOCTORAL ALUMNUS APPOINTED ACTING CHAIRPERSON OF ICASA

DUT DOCTORAL ALUMNUS APPOINTED ACTING CHAIRPERSON OF ICASA

The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has appointed Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng as acting chairperson effective from 25 March 2019 until a permanent chairperson is appointed. The appointment follows the dismissal on 20 March of Rubben Mohlologa by the Communications Portfolio Committee after he was found guilty of fraud and money laundering.

The appointment of the acting chairperson follows a special council meeting held on 25 March 2019 and is informed by the provisions of section 5(2) of the ICASA Act, 2000 which provides that “in the absence of the chairperson, the remaining councillors must, from their number, elect an acting chairperson, who, while he or she acts, may perform all the functions of the chairperson.”

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