The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA / the Authority) has reminded its stakeholders and the public that the term of office of its long-standing Chief Executive Officer, Mr Willington Ngwepe, comes to an end on the 15th of October 2022.
Mr Ngwepe has, however, advised that he is not available to be considered for re-appointment to serve a further term as CEO, having decided to pursue other career opportunities.
Mr Ngwepe has served the Authority with both dedication and distinction for eight eventful years, formerly as Chief Operating Officer from 2014, and latterly as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Accounting Officer from 2017. His tenure has spanned the period from the landmark 2014 cost-to-communicate call termination regulations up to the successful 2022 conclusion of the historic high-demand spectrum auction.
ICASA’s Council thanks Mr Ngwepe for his stewardship and leadership over the years, and for his support to the Council in the execution and delivery of its organisational mandate. In particular, Council lauds Mr Ngwepe for leading management’s efforts first to raise and then to sustain ICASA’s organisational performance level to a high level of excellence over the years of his tenure, says Acting Chairperson, Dr Charley Lewis.
The Council of ICASA hereby advises that the process for the appointment of a permanent CEO for a five-year term is already well in hand. Further, the Council will shortly make a formal announcement on the interim appointment of an acting CEO.