- Craige Fleischer, regional director for Southern Africa at Research In Motion (RIM), has officially jumped ship to Samsung Electronics as of 1 October. Fleischer follows closely in the footsteps of RIM's former regional director, Deon Liebenberg, who became MD of Samsung Electronics in SA in July. Fleischer had been with RIM since December 2008.According to Samsung, Fleischer will join the company's regional headquarters in a business development role within office automation and consumer electronics for Africa.

- Bharti Airtel announced the appointment of Salia Gbane, as the new the New Managing Director for its Chad Office. He was formerly the Commercial Director at the Airtel Gabon office.

- Dimension Data, announces a strategic executive appointment to drive its local operations in the next phase of the company's growth. Duncan Pie joins Dimension Data as general manager and will be working with the outgoing managing director Keith Marais who will be relinquishing his role in January 2012. In his new role, he will provide strategic leadership for the commercial and operations management of the Botswana office, leadership for the local go-to-market strategy, involvement with national planning and implementation strategies, and establishing and maintaining local-based partner and vend