September 28, 2011
The WAPA General Meeting was held last week on Wednesday, 21 September 2011, from 14:30 to 17:30, in Centurion, at the iWeek 2011 conference.
With 45 attendees representing 32 members and affiliates in attendance, the meeting was an opportunity for new members to meet the executive committee and long-standing members to catch up with their peers.
The meeting commenced with a regulatory workshop presented by Sumaiyah Makda from Ellipsis, and covered the compliance obligations of licensees, including the submission of required reports to ICASA, and a submissions calendar.
Our Gold sponsor, Easyweb Wireless, and Silver sponsors, True Technologies and Azotel, had the chance to present.
An informal discussion around interference followed, wherein which WAPA tried to determine the extent of the issue and find out from members how to best manage cases thereof.
The WAPA GM was closed to members only and consisted of a welcome by Chairperson Henk Kleynhans, a Treasurer’s report by Eugene van der Merwe, Working group updates from Nicola Smith (Business Enabling), Christopher Geerdts (Regulatory; Training) and Henk Kleynhans (Spectrum; Marketing).
The revised Constitution, Code of Conduct and Complaints Procedure was adopted at the GM.
WAPA would like to thank the sponsors, committee and of course members, for making this event possible, as well as ISPA and UniForum for letting WAPA participate in iWeek2011. Please go here for our Chairperson’s letter of thanks.