Minister of Communications Ivy Matsepe-casaburri of South Africa

Matsepe-Casaburri was born in Kroonstad in the then Orange Free State province and completed her school career in the then Natal province.
In 1993 Matsepe-Casaburri was appointed as chairperson of the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
Matsepe-Casaburri was appointed as Minister of Communications in June 1999.
Minister of Communications Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri has failed miserably in the latest DA 2007 Cabinet Report Card.
With this decision, Matsepe-Casaburri is making it possible for her Director-General to refuse to allow any private sector cables to land at our coast, at a time when South Africa is desperate for international bandwidth.
Overall, Minister Matsepe-Casaburri has continued to be a brake on the liberalisation of telecommunication regulations and she has constantly proved to be an obstacle to the implementation of the Electronic Communications Act by Icasa.
The Mail & Guardian reported at the end of March this year that Matsepe-Casaburri had moved to remove Mampeule, dubbed "Mr Clean" for his robust campaign against procurement sleaze.
Dr Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri was born in the old Free State province, South Africa, where she received her early education.
Dr Matsepe-Casaburri is a researcher, writer, educator, gender and development specialist.
Now communications minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri has said she will commence a process to issue a policy direction to Icasa, and that her department will expedite an amendment of the Electronic Communications Act.
Born in Kroonstad in the Orange Free State on 18 September 1937, Ivy Florence Matsepe-Casaburri received her early education in KwaZulu Natal and subsequently went on to obtain a degree in education from the University of Fort Hare.
Communications minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri denies she has ever granted value-added network services (VANS) the right to self-provide and that any interpretation otherwise would be incorrect.
Matsepe-Casaburri has been widely honored for her accomplishments, including a special award from the African Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Achievers Programme for her dedication to the proliferation of the ICT industry in South Africa and across the continent, and her promotion of the use of technology by governments to improve service delivery to citizens.
During her exile Matsepe-Casaburri remained politically active in the international branches of the African National Congress (ANC.
In 1993 Matsepe-Casaburri was the first woman, and Black person, to be appointed as chairperson of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC.
Matsepe-Casaburri has been involved in several companies and organizations, breaking ground for women's leadership in many areas.
Before her appointment as Minister of Communications in June 1999, a position she currently still holds, Matsepe-Casaburri was a member of the Research and Technology Foresight Board and the Working Group of the National Forum on Science and Technology.
Communications minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri is a controversial figure.
Matsepe-Casaburri is often criticised for the slow pace of liberalisation of SA's telecom industry and the extent of government's involvement in the sector.
She says that, like her, Matsepe-Casaburri is shy and when among family and friends does not carry herself as a government minister.
By Duncan McLeod::: Communications minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri is a controversial figure.
Johannesburg COMMUNICATIONS Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri has criticised the treasury for failing to finance state-owned signal carrier Sentech, putting its future as a going concern in doubt.
Matsepe-Casaburri came out blazing after Sentech issued a statement highlighting its precarious financial position after a refusal by the government to fund its heavy workload.
Matsepe-Casaburri said she would not shoulder the blame for Sentech's woes as she shared its frustration.
Matsepe-Casaburri said Infraco and Sentech were both essential for delivering better telecoms services.
Matsepe-Casaburri had also, on 17 October, filed an interdict against ICASA, to prevent them from converting VANS licenses to ECNS licenses.
com/~r/itnewsafrica/~3/489510605/SOUTH Africas Minister of Communications Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri is proving not only unpopular among players in the communication industry but with the main opposition as well.
Communications minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri has lodged an urgent interdict with the Johannesburg High Court against the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) and Altech, to prevent the latter from gaining an electronic communications network services licence.
The South African Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri has come under fire for her decision to grant a 26% stake in the countrys second national fixed line telco to two consortiums that were dismissed as substandard by the telecoms regulator.
Nexus Connection a 19% stakeholder in the fledgling rival to incumbent Telkom SA has applied for a judicial review of the awards process alleging that Matsepe-Casaburri had acted illegally; the case is due to be heard in the Cape High Court on 2 August.
Matsepe-Casaburri has still to clarify whether local investors means just South African firms or any African-owned company.
The policy of managed liberalisation championed by Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri was deeply flawed, but it was a policy supported by the cabinet, said World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck.
SA's Minister of communications Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri has announced her decision to award the third cellular licence to the Cell C consortium.