7 July 2017
ICASA suspends CEO Pongwana
The council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has suspended its CEO Pakamile Pongwana.
In a statement issued this afternoon, the regulator "notifies all stakeholders and the media that it has decided to place the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Pakamile Pongwana, on precautionary suspension pending an internal disciplinary process".
The Chief Operations Officer, Willington Ngwepe, will be acting in this position until such time that the internal processes have been concluded.
ICASA did not give the reasons for Pongwana's suspension.
Before joining ICASA in 2013, Pongwana was managing executive for regulatory affairs at Vodacom since 2005.
He previously served as deputy director general for telecommunications policy for the Department of Communications.
iWayAfrica Uganda names new MD
Africa's ICT solutions provider iWayAfrica Uganda has appointed Godfrey Sserwamukoko its new managing director and board member, with immediate effect, reports ITWeb. The firm said the appointment takes place amid significant growth within the local market and an increased uptake of communication services.
Having joined the company in 2001, Sserwamukoko has extensive communications experience and brings with him a wealth of experience across the ICT spectrum.
iWayAfrica Uganda is part of the Gondwana International Networks (GIN) group of companies operating ISP networks across Africa.