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MTN appoints new Chief HR Officer

Nhlanhla Qwabe has been appointed as the new Chief HR Officer for MTN SA, effective from 1 August 2016, he replaces Themba Nyathi.

Qwabe joins MTN from Aspen Pharmacare, where he held the position of Group Human Resources Executive. Prior to Aspen, he served as Human Resources Director for Nike South Africa, and he also worked for MultiChoice where he served in various capacities in a senior management role.

A graduate of the University of Zululand with a Bachelor of Administration and an Honours degree in Administration, Qwabe also holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Milpark Business School.

Says Mteto Nyati, MTN SA Chief Executive Officer: "We are pleased and excited to have a candidate of Qwabe's calibre who has the requisite skills, experience and expertise to help MTN realise one of its strategic objectives of overhauling employee engagement."

"I am grateful for the opportunity to join this iconic global African company, whose success over the years is truly admirable. I am looking forward to contributing to create a meaningful employee experience towards the realisation of MTN's vision of delivering a bold new digital world to all our stakeholders" says Qwabe.


MTN Group

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN".

As at the end of 30 June 2010, MTN recorded 129.2 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The MTN Group is a global sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and has exclusive mobile content rights for Africa and the Middle East. Visit and