- Mobile operator MTN has reshuffled some of its foreign managers. The latest moves see Themba Khumalo, CEO of MTN Rwanda, transfer to become the CEO in Uganda. He has previously served as an executive at MTN SA and CEO of MTN Swaziland.
Khaled Mikkawi, former CEO of MTN's operations in Liberia, will become CEO of MTN Rwanda. Mikkawi was with Investcom for nine years before that company was acquired in 2006. Erik van Veen, the chief operating officer in Uganda, has become CEO of MTN Zambia. Other switches have been made in Guinea Bissau, Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire. Anthony Masozera, the current Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for MTN Rwanda, has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Guinea Bissau.
South Africa’s Minister of Communications, Dr. Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, died last week. Matsepe-Casaburri, who was born in South Africa’s Free State province, has been actively involved in the country’s Information and Communication Technology sector since her return from political excile in 1990, including holding senior positions in the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Matsepe-Casaburri was 71 years old.