The board of directors of MTN Group has appointed three new independent non-executive directory, with effect from 1 January 2010.

Dawn Marole has been appointed as an independent non-executive director and a member of the MTN Group Risk Management and Compliance Committee.
Peter Mageza has been appointed as an independent non- executive director and a member of the MTN Group Audit Committee.
Alan Harper, a UK citizen, has been appointed as an independent non-executive director and a member of the MTN Group Nominations, Remuneration, Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committee.
In addition, Azmi Mikati, a citizen of Lebanon and a non-executive director of the MTN Group board since July 2006, has been appointed as a member of the Nominations, Remuneration, Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committee, with effect from 27 November 2009.
Nazir Patel has been appointed as an executive director to the board, with effect from 27 November 2009, replacing Robert Nisbet who ceased to be a director, with effect from 30 September 2009.
The board now comprises: Cyril M Ramaphosa, chairman; Phuthuma Nhleko, group president and CEO; Sifiso Dabengwa, group chief operating officer; Nazir Patel, group finance director); Doug Band; Koosum Kalyan; Peter Mageza; Dawn Marole; Azmi Mikati; Johnson Njeke; Jan Strydom; Alan van Biljon; Alan Harper; and Jeff van Rooyen.