Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA)

Contact Details

Physical: Building 1, Thornhill Office Park, 94 Bekker Road, Vorna Valley, Midrand, 1686
Postal: PO Box 12601, Vorna Valley, 1686
Tel: 011 564 1600
Fax: 011 564 1629/30


The Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) is established in terms of Section 80 of the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 (the ECA) as a statutory body with a sole mandate of promoting the goal of universal access and universal service to Electronic Communications Network Services (ECNS), Electronic Communications Services (ECS) and Broadcasting Services (BS).

The Agency is an administrative arm of the Universal Service and Access Fund (USAF), which is established through Section 87 (1). The strategic mandate of the Fund is to provide grants for the construction and extension of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure in underserviced areas, and also to give subsidies to needy persons towards the cost of ICT.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr M Cawe
Chief Executive Officer
Mr L Mtimde

Mr Mawethu Cawe
Deputy Chairperson:
Board Members:
Ms Tshegofatso Maloka
Ms Linda Nene
Ms Jabulile Nkosi
Mr Nqandela Nqabekaya
Adv Lungelwa Shandu
Mr Xola Stock
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr Lumko Mtimde
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr Mahomed Chowan
Senior Management:
Communications Officers:
Keitumetse Hlahatsi

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedClean AuditQualified
Current Assets209 36314 16513 754n/a
Non-Current Assets29 5336 9476 217n/a
Total Assets238 89621 11219 971n/a
Current Liabilities35 0938 7628 617n/a
Non-Current Liabilities1521498n/a
Total Liabilities203 6518 7768 715n/a
Total Net Assets203 65112 33611 256n/a
Total Revenue271 30166 25860 702n/a
Revenue from Exchange Transactions8 872882612n/a
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions262 42965 37660 090n/a
Total Expenditure(79 973)(65 211)(63 228)n/a
Employee Costs(38 735)(40 035)(39 419)n/a
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year191 3141 080(2 608)n/a
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities221 3094 196492n/a
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(25 828)(3 966)(2 672)n/a
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year208 48312 77812 645n/a
Unauthorised Expenditure---n/a
Irregular Expenditure459-697n/a
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure863747n/a
Posts Approved627373n/a
Posts Filled555859n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a n/a

Overseeing Department/Entity

Annual Reports

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