Tshiamo Maluleka-Disemele appointed new CEO of ICASA 

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has appointed Tshiamo Maluleka-Disemele as the new CEO, effective from 1st February for the next five years. Maluleka-Disemele take-over from interim acting CEO Nkhetheleni Gidi. 

“In addition to her other qualifications, Maluleka-Disemelo holds a master of business administration degree from Milpark Business School. She brings nearly two decades of governance, audit, and risk management experience, as well as advanced skills in spearheading executive efforts,” said Dr Charley Lewis, acting chairperson of Icasa. 

Before she was appointed CEO, Maluleka-Disemelo served as the chief audit executive (CAE) of Icasa, a position she has held since 2020.

“In her position as CAE she has collaborated with Council to develop, amongst others, Icasa’s strategic plan, annual and operational performance plans, policies and procedures for managing organisational risks, and as such contributed to the effective management of the organisation,” added Lewis. 

On working with the interim acting CEO Gidi, Dr Lewis said: “I have enjoyed working and interacting with Gidi over the recent period. I am further grateful that, as he resumes his role as executive: policy, research and analysis, his skills and institutional knowledge will remain an asset to the team at the authority,” says Dr Lewis.

“We congratulate the incoming CEO on her appointment and wish her everything of the best in the new role. Both council and management commit to supporting and working with her in fulfilling the Authority’s mandate to regulate the telecommunications, postal and broadcasting sectors in the public interest”, he concludes. 

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