Browsing: Pakamile Pongwana

Departing councillors at communications regulator Icasa, asked to step aside before completing a customary 45 working day handover period, may be mulling legal action against communications minister Faith Muthambi, according to a newspaper report on Monday. Business Day says it has

Communications minister Faith Muthambi has ordered that four councillors at communications regulator Icasa whose terms are ending leave the institution and not stay on for a 45-day handover period, despite the fact that

The scene is set for a bruising showdown between Telkom and its regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), over local-loop unbundling. This is after the authority this week said it would disregard the fixed-line operator’s arguments about how much money it’s losing for each

A showdown between Telkom and its regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), may be on the cards over local-loop unbundling (LLU), with newly appointed Icasa CEO Pakamile Pongwana warning that unbundling may be necessary to promote

Former Vodacom executive Pakamile Pongwana will take the reins as CEO at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on 1 November. Pongwana, previously a managing executive for regulatory affairs at Vodacom South Africa, will replace outgoing

The department of communications’ colloquium to discuss a review of policies governing SA’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector saw controversy on Friday after a commission set up to discuss telecommunications at the two-day event appeared to have failed to delve meaningfully into the issues it was

Competitors seeking access to Telkom’s “last mile” of copper cables into homes and businesses should be able to choose the model they want to use to gain access to the infrastructure. That’s the view of cellular network operator Vodacom, which

Communications minister Roy Padayachie has finally moved to fill the vacant director-generalship at the department of communications. He has appointed Rosey Sekese as DG for five years, with effect from 1 June

The department of communications has yet to find a candidate to fill its long-vacant position of director-general. However, Tiyani Rikhotso, spokesman for communications minister Roy Padayachie, says the process is