[cape_town] - ‘Minister meddling in Icasa affairs’

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This comes after weekend reports that Icasa’s acting chairperson, Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng, gave Ndabeni-Abrahams until 11am on Monday to pay the first of the four tranches of the institution’s R450million allocation or face legal action.

The legal threat comes amid reports that Icasa has accused the minister of meddling in the independent authority’s work and withholding funding by refusing to approve its annual performance plan (APP).

An email from an Icasa staffer said Ndabeni-Abrahams instructed that Icasa remove all references to the 5G in the APP document as it had not been approved, apparently to save the announcement of both 5G cellular networks in the local market and the sale of new spectrum for mobile operations for her own election promises....

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