ICASA names new CEO

06 March 2023

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 as of 1 February 2023, for a contract period of five years.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, Maluleka-Disemelo served as the chief audit executive (CAE) of ICASA, a position she has held since 2020.

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. 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 organization.

“We congratulate the incoming CEO on her appointment and wish her everything of the best in the new role,” said Charley Lewis, acting chairperson, ICASA. “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.”

Maluleka-Disemelo’s appointment comes five months after the interim appointment of Adv Nkhetheleni Gidi as acting CEO.

“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,” said Lewis.