The government has appointed three new members to the Telkom board, all well-known for their expertise in the telecommunications market.
Jackie Huntley, Dr Victor Lawrence and Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrach have been nominated as the government's representatives for three year terms from yesterday.
Telkom's articles of association provide for five of its 11 board members to be elected by the government, as the major shareholder.
The three new directors replace Dr Marius Mostert, Dumisani Tabata and Yekani Tenza who stepped down from 19 September 2007, following their three-year tenure.
Spio-Garbrah is the chief executive of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation and a former communications minister of Ghana; Huntley is an attorney with experience in telecommunications; and Lawrence has past experience with Lucent and Bell Laboratories.