Communications authority ICASA has described the late media consultant Libby Lloyd as one of the most influential policy and regulatory specialists within the ICT sector.
The 56-year old died of cancer in the Wits hospice in Johannesburg earlier this week.
Lloyd started out as a journalist having worked at Capital Radio, National Public Radio in the United States and at the BBC in Ireland.
She was chosen as the Vodacom Media Woman of the Year in 2005.
ICASA spokesperson Paseka Maleka says: “Libby Lloyd has served as a councillor at both Icasa and its predecessor Independent Broadcasting Authority. She was recently on the ministerial panel of experts for the national intergrated ICT policy process.”
She says the ICT sector and South Africans at large have lost a selfless cadre and a committed and disciplined individual.
“Her positive contribution on policy and regulation will be missed. May her soul rest in eternal peace,” adds Maleka.