The ex-Minister of Telecommunications in South Africa died last week.
Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, better known as Poison Ivy, was the topic of a few of my rants in the past.
She was really good at stuffing things up, and then starting legal procedures against anyone who tried to fix it. I think she’s the first true example of the “If it aint fixed, don’t fix it, sleep instead” mindset.
Government released their own tribute to her, which ignores all her failings.
So it was left to some more objective people to come up with a fitting tribute.
She addressed issues such as access to the Sat-3 submarine cable, LLU and Telecoms Licence conversions.
Duncan McLoed has selected a few of the non-waffle bits of the speech, which pretty much sums it all up.
Link to full transcript is available on the FMTech Blog