Vika Mpisane

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Country: South Africa
Email: vika[at]
LinkedIn: LinkedInIcon.png   Vika Mpisane
ICANNLogo.png Formerly a member
of ICANN's ccNSO

Vika Mpisane was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the .za Domain Name Authority[1], .ZADNA[2], which is the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) Manager for South Africa. [3]

Mr. Mpisane's experience in policy development includes work in areas such as trade and industry, economic policy, labour, education, development and ICT development. In addition to his role at .za DNA, Vika has been a member & Treasurer of the Executive Committee of African Top Level Domains (AfTLD) since June 2006. He was elected into the ccNSO Council; his term commenced in March 2009 and ended in March 2012, though he was confirmed for a second term and continues to serve, now until March 2015.[4]

He studied at the University of Natal in South Africa and served as a member of the Students Representative Council and as a branch executive committee member of the South African Students' Congress. He graduated with B.Proc and LLB degrees from the same University in 1998. [5]

Career History

Mpisane started working at ZADNA in 2006 and became the CEO in 2013, a position he held until his suspension on December 5, 2018. After that, he faced and lost a disciplinary hearing in early 2019.[6] He was fired on July 16, 2019. [7]
Prior to his involvement with domain names, he worked as a Manager for Public Sector Marketing at Cortell International, a business software consulting firm, where he was responsible for developing and implementing its public sector marketing and sales strategy.

Before Cortell, he opened up his consultancy focusing on socio-economic research and policy development.

He also worked as Programmes Director of NEDLAC (National Economic Development & Labour Council), a statutory body established to provide a negotiation platform for the South African government and its social partners in organized labour, organized business, and civil society. His overall responsibility was to manage and oversee all the negotiation chambers, research and development, projects and processes, and finances.

He also worked as a Transformation Officer at the University of Natal in South Africa, where he coordinated and managed transformation processes and business remodeling initiatives in order to open up access to higher education for disadvantaged people.


  1. .za Domain Name Authority ".za Domain Name Authority" Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  2. Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  3. Circle ID
  4. About Council, ccNSO.ICANN.orgRetrieved 3 Jan 2013
  5. CCNSO
  6. ZADNA CEO Suspended, MyBroadband
  7. ZADNA Fires Mpisane, ITWeb