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ICA names Motlana CEO

S. African group replaces Manche

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has named Karabo Motlana its new chief executive officer.

He replaces Jackie Manche, who resigned in December last year amid an inquiry into alleged breaches of the Public Finance Management Act and the Icasa Act and following months of reported infighting among staff at the regulator.

Motlana comes to Icasa from the private sector, where he is head of regulatory affairs at cellphone network operator Cell C. He previously worked in national fixed-line operator Telkom’s regulatory and government affairs department.

Icasa chairman Paris Mashile said Motlana has the experience, knowledge and respect of the industry necessary to lead Icasa in the right direction after its “lackluster performance” of the past year.

Several other managerial posts had also been filled in the past few weeks. “We are now a team and a lot will be heard about the quantum difference we are going to make compared with the past,” Mashile said.

Motlana joins Icasa as it tackles a heavy workload of key issues — a new licensing regime is being implemented in the telecoms sector, and in the broadcasting field new pay TV players are being considered for licenses as the industry switches from analog to digital technologies.

Motlana said he took the job because after 12 years of wrangling with Icasa “from the other side,” it was time see what he could do to help.

“Working for Icasa is a national duty. It’s an act of paying back what the industry has given you,” he said

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