National lotteries CIO Mothibi Ramusi appointed as Icasa chairperson


According to the minister of communication and digital technologies Mondli Gungubele, Mothibi Ramusi will assume his role as chairperson of the Icasa for a period of five years, effective from the date of Mothibi’s availability.

The ministry of communications and digital technologies has appointed current National lotteries CIO Mothibi Ramusi as the new chairperson at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) council. Mothibi's appointment follows his shortlisting in 2023, with Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communication and Digital Technologies recommending him as one of two candidates for appointment to the Icasa council

Mothibi began his career in IT at Siemens as systems engineer in the early 1990s. Years later, he joined Icasa as senior manager: frequency planning at the South African towing and recovery association (SATRA) and later as acting GM: spectrum management. During his time at Cell C, Mothibi was the executive head: regulatory affairs, and later joined the National Lotteries Commission, where he has served as CIO for the past decade.

He holds a BTech in electronic communications engineering from London Electronic College, and a BTech in electronic systems engineering from Anglia Polytechnic University, UK. Mothibi also completed an electronic systems engineering degree from the University of Essex, participated in the Wits international executive development programme, and is a certified chartered IT professional.

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