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The MTN Group has announced that Group President and CEO, Phuthuma Nhleko, has been appointed to the new board of directors of the GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade association for mobile phone operators. The new board will serve a two-year term from January 2007.

* South African pay-TV pioneer Koos Bekker will be taking a year off to recharge his batteries for his final five-year stint as CE of media group Naspers.

* Henry Ferreira will replace Barry Holt as the head of Unisys Africa. He has worked for multinationals such as HP, Compaq and Nokia. He is returning to SA after being based in London as Nokia Networks' VP for the Africa region.