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Naspers hikes CEO’s pay as profit rises

Naspers increased the compensation of CEO Bob van Dijk by 5% as the company prepares to further boost its international Internet business in the face of falling pay-television customers in sub-Saharan Africa. Van Dijk was paid US$1,67m

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Why Koos Bekker cashed in on Naspers

Naspers chairman Koos Bekker cashed in nearly 11,7m Naspers options as the options were issued specifically as remuneration during his tenure as CEO of the company. He could not afford to

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Koos Bekker sells 70% of his Naspers stake

Naspers chairman Koos Bekker sold nearly 11,7m Naspers N shares recently, reducing his interest in the international media giant by more than 70%. Bekker retired as the CEO of Naspers in March last year, and took the reins as chairman from Ton Vosloo in April this year

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MultiChoice mints money for BEE shareholders

In a resounding black economic empowerment success story, the value of the 20% investment in MultiChoice South Africa by BEE shareholders has increased by 20 times. The shares are currently trading around R170 each and, including total dividends paid to date of just

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StarSat won’t withdraw DStv complaint

StarSat parent On Digital Media (ODM) has no intention of withdrawing a complaint it lodged against MultiChoice in 2013 at the Competition Commission, in which it accused its rival of engaging

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Koos Bekker knew minister would be axed: claim

Naspers chairman Koos Bekker said months before Yunus Carrim was fired as communications minister that he would not be reappointed to the job. This startling allegation is contained in a report by the Mail & Guardian on Friday, in which

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Why Koos Bekker shunned a salary

Naspers chairman Koos Bekker said his decision to work without a salary when he was CEO helped him focus on building the value of the company, but he wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. In an interview with Fin24 at his Naspers office in Cape Town

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SA needs a better message: Koos Bekker

A coordinated effort is needed to align South Africa’s foreign investor message, Naspers chairman Koos Bekker said on Thursday. Bekker believes cabinet or an integrated structure should align

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Hard-pressed S Africans open to cheap talk

South Africa, where 80% of the adult population owns a cellphone but the median income is a mere R3 000/month, poses specific challenges to tech companies trying to make inroads into the cellphone market. For many, the solution has come in the form of apps that allow