Johncom has appoin-ted a new chief executive, and rival Naspers's chief executive is taking a year off. Johncom has officially made acting chief executive Prakash Desai its new boss. The company's stable includes Sowetan.
Meanwhile, Naspers chief executive Koos Bekker is taking a year's unpaid sabbatical. Bekker will spend the year studying media trends in Korea, China and the US and will be replaced by Cobus Stofberg, head of electronic media unit at Naspers. - Staff Reporter