Ton Vosloo (74) became managing director of Naspers in 1984, serving as executive chairman from 1992 to 1997. Mr Vosloo worked as a journalist from 1956 to 1983 and as editor of Beeld from 1977 to 1983.He is a director of Media24 and MultiChoice South Africa Holdings, chairman of MIH Holdings and non-executive chairman of the board of Naspers, a position he has held since 1997. He is a former chairman of Sanlam, M-Net, WWF South Africa and the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.He was awarded the Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University in 1970. Mr Vosloo has been awarded three honorary doctorates.
Rachel Jafta (51), MEcon and PhD, is a professor in economics at Stellenbosch University. She joined Naspers as a director in 2003 and was appointed a director of Media24 in 2007. She is a member of the South African Economic Society, director of Econex, chairperson of the Cape Town Carnival Trust and board member of the South African Institute of Race Relations. She is a member of the audit and risk committees of Naspers and Media24. She was appointed chair of the Media24 audit and risk committees in April 2008.
Koos Bekker (59) led the founding team of M-Net/MultiChoice pay-television business in 1985. He was also a founder of MTN in cellular telephony. Koos headed the MIH group in its international and internet expansion until 1997, when he became chief executive of Naspers. He serves on the boards of other companies in the wider group, as well as on various public bodies. Academic qualifications include BAHons and honorary doctorate in commerce (Stellenbosch), LLB (Wits) and MBA (Columbia).
Debra Meyer (45) was appointed a director in 2009. Currently professor of biochemistry at the University of Pretoria, she holds a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from UC Davis (University of California). She writes for scientific journals and contributes to several newspapers and magazines. She is a published poet, has won several awards in her field of expertise and was nominated by Rapport and City Press in 2007 as one of ten for their Prestigious Women Awards. She is involved in social issues, particularly HIV/Aids, and serves as trustee or board member of various organisations.
Steve Pacak (57), a qualified CA(SA), began his career with Naspers at M-Net in 1988 and has held various executive positions in the MIH group. He is a director of Media24, MIH Holdings, MultiChoice South Africa Holdings and other companies in the wider Naspers group. He was appointed an executive director of Naspers in 1998.
Boetie van Zyl
Boetie van Zyl (73) holds the qualifications PrEng and BScEng (Mechanical) (UCT). He joined Naspers as a director in 1988. He is a member of the boards of MIH Holdings and Media24, a director of the Peace Parks Foundation, and a trustee of WWF South Africa. He is chairman of the audit and risk committees of Naspers, a member of the audit and risk committees of Media24 and MIH, and a member of the human resources and remuneration committees and nomination committees of Media24 and Naspers.
Francine-Ann du Plessis
Francine-Ann du Plessis (57) has been a director of Naspers since 2003 and holds the qualifications BComHons(Taxation), LLB and CA(SA). Although she is admitted as an advocate of the Cape High Court, she practises as a chartered accountant and is a director of Loubser du Plessis Inc. She is a member of the audit and risk
Fred Phaswana (67) holds the qualifications MA and BComHons, and obtained a BA(Philosophy, Politics and Economics) from the University of South Africa in 2010. He joined Naspers as a director in 2003. He is chairman of The Standard Bank Group and of Standard Bank of South Africa Limited.
Lambert Retief (58) obtained the qualifications BCom and BComHons at Stellenbosch University. He then qualified as a CA (SA) and completed the Owner President Management (OPM) programme at Harvard Business School. He is a director of Media24, chair and former chief executive of Paarl Media group and a director of other group subsidiaries. He is also a director of the listed Zeder Investments Limited.
Ben van der Ross
Ben van der Ross (65), who holds the qualification of DipLaw (UCT) and is an admitted attorney, is chairman of Strategic Real Estate Management Proprietary Limited, the managers of the Emira Property Fund. He also serves inter alia on the boards of FirstRand Limited, MMI Holdings Limited and Pick n Pay Stores Limited.
Lourens Jonker (72) obtained the qualification BScAgric with further studies at UC Davis (University of California). He has completed programmes for director development at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland and GIBS (UP). He is the owner of Weltevrede Wine Estate. He joined the board of KWV Co-operative in 1981 and became chairperson of KWV Group Limited in 1994. He led the successful transformation of KWV from a cooperative to a fully commercialised company. He resigned
Hein Willemse (54) holds an MA(cum laude), MBL and DLitt degrees. He is currently a literature professor at the University of Pretoria. He is a board member or trustee of various national and international technical associations or community organisations.
Neil van Heerden
Neil van Heerden (72), who holds a BA qualification, is a trustee of the University of the Western Cape, former director-general of foreign affairs, ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, ambassador to the European Union and former executive director of the South Africa Foundation (now South Africa Business Leadership). He is also a director of other companies.