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Board Members

Adv. William Huma
Adv. William Huma
Chairperson of the Board of USAASA
Chairperson of the Board of USAASA
Ms. Ntombizodwa Kutta-Ndhlovu
Ms. Ntombizodwa Kutta-Ndhlovu
Board member of USAASA
Board member of USAASA
Mr. Joel Sihle Ngubane
Mr. Joel Sihle Ngubane
Board member of USAASA
Board member of USAASA
Ms. Mapuleng Moropa
Ms. Mapuleng Moropa
Board member of USAASA
Board member of USAASA
Mr. Siyabonga Dube
Mr. Siyabonga Dube
Board member of USAASA
Board member of USAASA
Lumko Mtimde
Lumko Mtimde
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of USAASA
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of USAASA

Name:

Lumko Mtimde

 Current Position(s):

 Chief Executive Officer of Universal Services and Access Agency of South Africa

  • Founder and Executive Director of Scioscore Investments (Pty) Ltd.
  • Chairperson of KwaBhaca Community Development and Support Trust (KCDST)
  • Chairperson of Mvenyane Education Trust (MVEET).
  • SENTECH Non-executive Director,
  • Member of the Africa Steering Committee for the Global Forum
  • Member of the High Level Panel of Advisors of Global Alliance for ICT and Development.

 Qualifications, including degrees, diplomas and certifications:

  •  Post Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications and Information Policy from Unisa
  • BSc Biochemistry and Physiology from University of Western Cape.

Work history:

Locally:

  • Chief of Staff in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)
  • Acting Chief Executive Officer at Alfred Nzo Development Agency (ANDA),
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA),
  • Councillor of both Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA)
  • Councillor of Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).
  • Chief Director (Broadcasting Policy) of the Ministry of Communications
  • Chief Executive Officer of the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF).
  • Member of ICT BEE Charter Steering Committee.
  • Council member of the Sports Adjudicating Panel, at the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, Gauteng Government

Former Boards

o   Former Chairperson of Alfred Nzo Development Agency Board

o   South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

o   Institute of the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ),

o   Radio Freedom,

o   Unisa Communications Science Advisory Board,

o   UNITECH Board of Advisory

o   National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Board member

o   Media Advertising Information and Communication Technology Sector Education and Training Agency (MICT SETA) Board

o   Eastern Cape Information Initiative (ECITI) Board.

Internationally,

  • Former Board Member of World Summit Awards (WSA) (based in Austria),
  • Former Vice-Chairperson of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Southern Africa (TRASA) now called CRASA, Botswana
  • Former Board Member of Association of Communications Regulators of AFRICA Network (RIARC/ACRAN), Benin.
  • Former Vice-President of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), Canada
  • Former President of AMARC Africa.

Awards and Achievements

  • MTN Radio Awards Hall of Fame
  • Lifetime Achievers Award for promoting media diversity and development from AIP Eastern Cape.
  • Eastern Cape Special Premiers Awards
  • Alfred Nzo District Mayor's Special Award
  • Chief Executive Officer Communications Building Nations Titans Regional and Country Winner 2014/15
  • Inkuthazo ICT & Broadcasting Recognition Award from the Eastern Cape ICT Summit.
  • Founder member of the first community radio in SA, Bush Radio and the founder member of the Community Broadcasting Movement.
  • Judge at the Prestigious Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards (MIW)
  • Former Judge of the Titans for CEO Communications