ICASA’s independence

bwana rewrite said:
The importance of an [-]independent[/-] competent regulator for the electronic communications sector cannot be overstated.
Lets work on this first then we can look at independence.
This article is misleading as it seems to indicate that ICASA is independent. Is it truly possible to be independent in South Africa?
You cannot have independance when government has a stake in the telecoms market. There is a conflict of interest here.