WHO IS WILLIE CURRIE?
Willie Currie is a cultural worker living in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Willie Currie is currently writing novels and studying the psychology of groups. In the 70s, he was a high school teacher. In the ‘80s he became General Secretary of the Film and Allied Workers Organisation mobilising for a free and independent media and film industry while volunteering as a member of the Johannesburg Democratic Action Committee, an affiliate of the United Democratic Front (UDF). In the 90s, he was a special adviser to Pallo Jordan, Minister of Telecommunications and Broadcasting in the first democratic government, steering the development of telecommunications policy. In the 2000s he managed the global advocacy strategy for internet governance for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), and then became a regulator at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. He studied Political Philosophy and English at the University of Stellenbosch and holds an MA in Film and Television Studies for Education from the University of London, Institute of Education. He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Name Mr. William Hamilton Currie
Qualifications MA Film and Television Studies for Education (University of London)
Current Position Communication and Information Policy Programme Manager for Association for Progressive Communication
Board membership None
Companies worked for Wits University, ICASA, SATRA, Media and Broadcasting Consultants, Adviser to Minister of Posts, Telecommunication and Broadcasting
Councillor Willie Currie was the Communications and Information Policy Programme Manager of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) from 2004-2010, and worked on global communications policy issues related to internet governance and ICTD.
From 1999 – 2002, Willie Currie was a Councillor at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and the South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (SATRA).
In the mid 90s, he was special adviser to Dr Pallo Jordan, Minister of Posts Telecommunications and Broadcasting. In this capacity, he coordinated the telecommunications policy process that led to the White Paper on Telecommunications Policy. Prior to this, as General Secretary of the Film and Allied Workers Organisation (FAWO), Councillor Currie was involved in the development of broadcasting policy during the transition to democracy in South Africa.
He studied Political Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch and holds an MA in Film and Television Studies for Education from the University of London Institute of Education.