* Dr Bill Venter, Chairman of the Altron Group, has assumed the Chairmanship of Bytes Technology Group. In compliance with King II, the roles of chairman and chief executive officer at BTG have been separated and in this regard, David Redshaw will continue as Chief Executive Officer of BTG.

* On the move: Fathima Haniff is leaving Intel after four and a half years to start her own company, Blueprint Intelligence which will focus on market intelligence and brand development... Derek Hughes has stepped down as MD of Software Futures following the buyout of the company from MGX.

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