Google SA has appointed Stephen Newton as its new country manager. Meanwhile, previous country manager Stafford Masie has resurfaced as CEO of Interfile, the company that develops Easyfile software for SARS.
Newton joins Google SA from the company's Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, where he was head of analytics and commerce. He will take up his new position on 1 July.
"It's an exciting time here, with the 2010 World Cup just around the corner," says Newton. "South Africa is the continent's Internet and e-commerce hub, and the coming years promise significant growth for small businesses wanting to benefit from increased connectivity.
"Google remains excited about improving access to information for local South African users, and bringing our learnings in search and advertising from around the world to Africa's entrepreneurial heart."