Siyabonga Madyibi has over 10 years’ experience in telecommunications regulations and has worked in various capacities within the sector.
Siyabonga is a Lawyer by profession but he cut his teeth in telecommunications at ICASA the industry regulator for broadcasting and telecommunications in 1999 when he joined as a Legal Manager. He was soon promoted to the position of Head of Department for Legal and Regulatory Affairs reporting to the Council of ICASA and the CEO. During his tenure at ICASA he also had a concurrent position as Project Director for the licensing process of the SNO and now Neotel.
In July 1993 he joined MTN as a Senior Regulatory Advisor where he was mainly responsible for giving strategic direction and advice on regulatory risk and opportunities in Africa, Middle East and in SA. In December 2004 he joined Internet Solutions (IS) a division of Dimension Data as a Regulatory Executive and was later appointed as one of its Directors. He has overall responsibility on regulatory matters that relate to both Dimension Data and IS and he also sits on the Board of Dimension Data SA.
Siyabonga Madyibi holds a junior degree from UCT where he studied BA – Law and a senior degree from University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg) where he obtained an LLB Degree.