Ngcaba resigns

JOHANNESBURG (12/02/2003) - The Department of Communications Tuesday announced that, at a meeting with the CEOs of portfolio organizations, the Minister of Communications, Dr Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, announced the imminent departure of the Director-General, Andile Ngcaba, from the Department of Communications.

After making the announcement, the minister thanked the Director-General for the work that he has done in government, and in the ICT sector, and especially for the guidance that he gave her in 1999 when she became the minister.

Ngcaba has spent 23 years in the industry, and worked under three ministers in eight years in the public sector. "We have produced more than 10 pieces of legislation in this period," he says. Ngcaba added, in the DOC statement, that he was proud that he had been able "to create the future of where things are supposed to be" through his work in government.

Ngcaba says he intends to enter the private sector when his contract expires in January next year. He will continue to contribute to policy, and will work with the state on a number of issues, the DOC says. "Some of my future activities will complement certain strategic government programs," he says. Ngcaba also said that he hopes to pursue business interests with the same energy and devotion that he has shown in the transformation of society, and to be "an unashamed capitalist".

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