Advisory Committees

Purpose and benefits of Advisory Committees

FTTH Council Africa Advisory Committees function to support members and the organisation with topical content.

Under the leadership of the Chair, with support from the Vice Chair, Advisory Committees are responsible for discussing specific standpoints of the organisation and deliver supporting documents on relevant topics as required from time to time. Their efforts support the work of the FTTH Council Africa and allows for the organisation to become more efficient by applying the specialised skills and interests of members. It allows the organisation to do more detailed work and ensure that the view of the organisation (on a particular topic) is agreed upon. Responsibilities within a particular committee is delegated to willing participants according to skills and interests of members.

Other benefits include supporting new or inexperienced members by providing them a platform to gain valuable insight into the organisation and develop confidence by serving on committees.

How will Advisory Committees Function

  1. Committee members are nominated individuals either by themselves or peers in the industry.
  2. Chairs and Vice Chairs are elected by Committee members.
  3. Committees, under the guidance of the Chair, will establish their own mandate.
  4. Committees must comprise of a minimum of three members.
  5. Committees are expected to meet at least once per quarter, or as required by current market developments.
  6. The committee's terms of reference will be written and included in the organization's policies or recorded in a motion.
  7. These terms of reference are available to all organisation members.
  8. Committees are directly responsible to the FTTH Council Africa.
  9. The committee chair will provide consise feedback/report at member meetings.
  10. Committee Chairs, with the support of the Vice Chair and Committee members will present specific recommendations.
  11. Reports that are for information only don't require a motion.

Committee Mandates should be able to answer the following:

  1. What's the purpose of this committee?
  2. What are the responsibilities and specific tasks of committee members?
  3. Who are members that should participate in this committee?
  4. What skill/resources does this committee have and what will it need to complete its task?
  5. Mandates will be approved by the Board of Directors of the FTTH Council Africa.

Next Committee Dates: 




Technical Advisory Committee   Policy & Regulatory Advisory Committee   Operators Advisory Committee
Chris nel andre hoffman   envir fraser mike silber   no image Marius-Mostert-ftth
Chair: Chris Nel
Vice Chair: Andre Hoffman
Link Africa
  Chair: Envir Fraser
Convergence Partners
Vice Chair: Mike Silber
Liquid Telecom
  Chair: Greg Lock
Internet Solutions
Vice Chair: Marius Mostert
Civils & Planning Advisory Committee   FTTH2.0 Advisory Committee   BEE Committee (South Africa Only)
Andre-du-Toit sampie de wit   jason modlinne apps     elmare schutte  
Chair: Andre du Toit
Vice Chair: Sampie de Witt
  Chair: Jason Modlinne
Internet Solutions
    Chair: Elmarie Schutte
Dark Fibre Africa
HOA and Community Forums   Training & Skills Development Advisory Committee   Investors Advisory Committee
juanita-clark-hoa     Basil-de-swardt fikile-gumada   richard-came-investors brandon-doyle-investors
Chair: Juanita Clark
FTTH Council Africa
    Chair: Basil de Swardt
Frogfoot Networks
Vice Chair: Fikile Gumada
  Richard Came Brandon Doyle