* MWEB Nigeria Limited, a premium Internet Service Provider, has announce the appointment of a new General Manager, Mr Chris Engelbrecht. Mr. Engelbrecht is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked in the telecommunications industry in South Africa. He was previously an executive director of South Africa's largest independent mobile service provider in the capacity of Executive Sales Director.

* Zambia Telecommunications Company Limited (ZAMTEL) has appointed Simon Tembo, its former regional director for Southern region, as the new managing director. ZAMTEL board chairman Basil Sichali yesterday told the press that the company had also appointed two general managers Watson Tembo in charge of fixed lines and internet and Nicodemus Mwazya in charge of mobile services.

* Orange Botswana has appointed Thapelo Lippe as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment was approved by the chairman of the board, Satar Dada and Brigitte Bourgoin, executive vice president, Orange International at a board meeting last November. Before ascending to the top post, Lippe was chief information officer for Orange in Botswana. In this role, he has been instrumental in delivering IT systems to support the continued growth of the company.

* The Board of Botswana's RPC Data Ltd has appointed Mompati Darling Nwako as Executive Director. Nwako (48) retired from the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning at the end of October 2005, after thirteen years in the Public Service. By the time he retired, he had reached the position of Director of Budget Administration, responsible for the national Development Budget. Prior to his stint in the Public Service, Nwako served in various capacities in numerous multi-nationals. His professional experience equips him to understand and control the business of RPC Data, particularly with respect to the financial, accounting and human resource aspects of the project implementation of computer systems in large organisations in the private and public sectors.