* The world prize of the Information Society has been given jointly to Abdoulaye Wade, the President of the Republic of Senegal and Tim Berners Lee the inventor web.

* Ms Emilienne Macauley, DG of Celtel Burkina-Faso is moving to Madagascar where she will head the mobile operator’s activities in this country.

* Mark Fleeton has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Development Gateway Foundation, an independent spin-off of the World Bank. The Development Gateway's mission is to leverage the Internet for the benefit of people in developing countries, providing online solutions to strengthen good governance, improve the effectiveness of international aid and support local and global knowledge-sharing initiatives. Fleeton has spent his career in the management of international aid to assist developing countries. He has been acting as Interim CEO of the Development Gateway since January 2

* Ken Jarvis, outgoing CIO of the SA Revenue Service (SARS), this week leaves the IT industry in which he has spent the past 32 years, to start a new venture which is shrouded in mystery.