* Pieter Uys has been appointed to the position of Vodacom Group CEO, succeeding Alan Knott-Craig. Uys, a 15-year veteran of the group and current COO, will take over from Knott-Craig with effect from 1 October 2008.

* Toufic Ramadan has been appointed at the head of MTN Congo while Eric Tronel will lead the company’s operations in Benin.