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Willington Ngwepe
CEO at Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)


Willington is the Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. He boasts a wealth of experience in the ICT sector and regulatory environment. His experience encompasses areas of regulatory compliance, policy analysis as well as legislative/regulation drafting. Prior to his appointment as the CEO, Mr Ngwepe served as the Chief Operations Officer at ICASA where he successfully balanced the strategic and regulatory aspects in ensuring that the Authority lives up to its’ ethos of Regulating in the Public Interest. Prior to joining ICASA he spent 9 years as an Executive: Regulatory Affairs at Vodacom (Pty) Ltd. Willington holds a B.A (Law), LLB and LLM (Communications Law) degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand as well as LLM (Tax) from the University of South Africa. Certificate on Leadership in Development (Kennedy School of Government – Harvard University: June 2015), and Vodacom Advanced Executive Program (UNISA School of Business Leadership: 2008).

Agenda Sessions

  • Policy: Adopting spectrum licensing best practice for an optimum connectivity environment

  • Building a framework for Africa to take its place in Industry 4.0