* Neotel has appointed the highly respected former telecommunications regulator Icasa councillor Tracy Cohen as its new executive head Tata Communications of India for regulatory affairs from September.

* Telkom South Africa announced the appointment of David Barber, the former global chief financial officer of AngloCoal and CFO of Anglo American SA, as an independent non-executive director and member of its audit and risk management committee with immediate effect. This follows the announcement that Telkom had appointed Peter Joubert, the former chairman of Impala Platinum and Afrox, as a non executive director and member of the audit and risk management committee with effect from 12 August 2008.