Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
Allow me to clarify the confusion surrounding the Vodacom listing.
Cosatu knew a long time ago that the listing would happen on May 18, so it made its submission three weeks ago, indicating that Icasa ignored the regulation to conduct public hearings.
Some might say public hearings are minor and could be ignored but clearly regulations should be followed and one cannot just sit and watch a Hollywood movie when you are being compromised.
As a result of not getting the response pending its submission, it decided on the court interdict and because Icasa knew it was at fault for not following regulations to the full, it decided to join Cosatu.
Clearly Icasa's aim was not to stop Vodacom from listing but to hold on until all regulations were adhered to.
As for what would have been Cosatu's response had the public hearings not been in their favour, that would be an unfair question to ask.
If Cosatu's intentions were malicious it could have made the court interdict to stop the listing three weeks ago instead of the representations made.
It's a pity people influenced by the media, those so-called analysts and commentators, brushed Cosatu and Icasa with the same toilet brush before understanding what the merits of the interdict were.