* Brahima Sanou’s candidacy to become the Head of the ITU’s BDT department
has been endorsed by the 15th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of 53 countries of the African Union held in Kampala in July 2010. The ITU elections will be held on or about October 7 during the Plenipotentiary Conference of ITU.
* Harold Wesso, has been installed as acting director-general at South Africa’s Department of Commications until a permanent replacement can be found
* Following a request from the Namibian Government, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has seconded Lisa Thornton, a legal expert in the field of telecommunication, to work with the Transformation Project Team (TPT).
TPT is attached to the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT).
* Public protector Thulisile Madonsela has cleared the South African Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda of any misconduct.