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Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa

Councillor, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa

Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa is currently a Councillor at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), which regulates the Telecommunications, Broadcasting and Postal Services sector. She possesses over 26 years’ experience in the broader media sector having worked in the space of content development, production and scheduling, and the broader broadcast media value chain. Most of the programmes that she has worked on span across television, radio and print and were mostly supported by outreach programmes.

She has previously worked for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), and occupied  different roles, namely; Programming Manager, Business Development: Funding and Partnerships Executive, and subsequently Group Public Affairs Stakeholder Manager. She has also worked for MultiChoice Africa as Head: Africa Regulatory Stakeholder Management.

In the area of research, amongst others, Ms Gongxeka-Seopa, formed part of a research team that undertook the Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Market Study, commissioned by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN - 2017). In 2014, she presented an Academic Paper at the Keio University in Japan, at the bi-annual ReVisionary Interpretations of the Public Enterprise (RIPE) Conference.

Ms Gongxeka-Seopa is the current Chairperson of the Digital Migration Advisory Council (DMAC). She has served on various Boards, including the Media Diversity and Development Agency (MDDA); the SADC Media Awards, South Africa’s National Adjudication Committee (Chairperson); and the African Leadership Academy (ALA).

Ms Gongxeka-Seopa holds a Master’s degree in ICT Policy and Regulation from the University of Witwatersrand.  She has also completed Training on Business Models, Innovation and Regulation of the Digital World from the European University Institute, Florence School of Regulation, Italy.

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