Tshiamo Maluleka-Disemelo is the new CEO of Icasa


Tshiamo succeeds outgoing acting CEO Adv Nkhetheleni Gidi.

The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has announced the appointment of Tshiamo Maluleka-Disemelo as its chief executive officer, effective 1 February 2023.

Tshiamo’s appointment comes five months after Adv Nkhetheleni Gidi was appointed as acting CEO on an interim basis. Icasa thanked Gidi for providing a smooth transition, leadership, and guidance over the past six months, and for contributing to the authority's success.

“I have enjoyed working and interacting with Adv 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 Charley Lewis, acting chairperson of Icasa.

Tshiamo previously served as Icasa's chief audit executive, a position she has held since 2020.

“In addition to her other qualifications, Ms 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.

“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,” notes 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.”

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