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The UASF is managed by the Universal Service Committee appointed by the Minister of ICT as provided in Section 30. S24 of the Electronic Communication Act of 2013. In addition to formulating, executing and monitoring strategic plans, the committee is responsible for promoting the goal of universal service and access and designating licensees to carry out universal service obligations, among other functions.

Universal Service Committee 2018 – 2021

The initial Universal and Access Service committee mandated with setting up of the Fund, consisted of the following members;

  • Mr. Ali Resting
  • Mr. Alex Hlandze
  • Ms. Bongiwe Dlamini – Ministry of ICT Representative
  • Mr. Mvilawemphi Dlamini – ESCCOM Chief Executive
  • Mr. Wandile Mtshali
  • Ms. Karen Mbuyisa
  • Mr Phumelela Shongwe – Deceased
  • Mr Fana Dladla - Deceased

The initial committee’s term of office lapsed in 2021. A new committee awaits official appointment by the Minister.