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Mlamli Booi is a Professional Electrical Engineer registered with Engineering Council Of South Africa (ECSA). He has more than twenty years experience in ICT engineering, Policy, regulatory , strategy and management. He has been working in the ICT sector in various positions since 1986. He holds an MSc degree in Engineering from UCT and a postgraduate diploma in project management. He also holds a Diploma in Company Direction from GIMT (2006). He is a Member of IEEE and IoD South Africa.
He founded Z-Coms ( an ICT consulting firm) in 1999. Mlamli has a wealth of experience gained from numerous activities in which he was involved including the following: managed the introduction of digital satellite systems for MNET and Multichoice in 1995; He advised the South African Government on telecommunication policy, Advisor to USAASA on national Broadband strategy, Advised Sentch on the development of a turnaround business plan in 2008 and provided strategic advice to the Sentech Board .He advised DTI on BPO and call centre market, advising JP Morgan on the telecommunications landscape and business model, developing a licensing policy and universal access policy for the SADC region, development of response paper for satellite broadcasting as input to the IBA policy formulation process for Sentech. Advised SABC in he developoment of a user requirement specification for digital Radio system. As a principal consultant, Mlamli Advised the Eastern Cape development corporation on a business strategy for setting up a Provincial community television station and a digital content Hub for the province. Advise USAASA on broadband strategies for RSA.
In 1997,Mlamli was appointed by President Nelson Mandela into the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Council, as one of the Councillors who adjudicated the first free to air television license in South Africa, was part of the team of councillors involved in licensing commercial and community radio stations.
Mlamli was also involved in broadcasting and telecommunications policy formulation. He was a member of the task team for the merger of the telecommunications and broadcasting regulators. He also participated in the third cellular license bid preparation and presentation to SATRA as a technology and engineering analyst preparing all technical plans for Nextcom. He also participated in the e-commerce policy formulation. Mlamli acted as a CEO to deal with restructuring of the IBA.
He worked for Orbicom as a systems engineer and Technology manager, M-Net as a transmission engineer, Reutech Radar Systems as research and development engineer and project manager, Plessey as a research and development engineer, Telkom (previously Post and Telecommunications) as a network planning engineer, and for SAPREF (oil refinery) as a maintenance engineer.
Mlamli is a director of companies and is a member of Institute of Directors (IoD). He was a Non-Executive director of Sentech until July 2007 . He is also a non-exec director of Concilium Technologies. He is a non-executive Chairman of Kutwlanong Centre for Maths and science, an organisation he supported founding in 2005 after spending 2 years teaching Science at Technology for grade 12’s on weekends in Soweto.
He is a visiting lecturer at the Wits Business school- Link Centre, Wits Law school.
He also has also Lectured Masters students on ICT developments and Policy strategy at the University of the West Indies.
Mlamli’s interest are Family, misic, reading, Soccer, Golf, equities Investments and Forex trading.