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Former Google SA country manager Stephen Newton has been hired by Naspers to head up the JSE-listed media group’s e-commerce platforms. As the CEO of the segment, Newton will responsible

Google is on the hunt for talent, hoping to double the size of its SA subsidiary from about 20 staff now, to roughly 40 people in the medium term. That’s the word from Google SA’s new country manager

South African national Luke McKend, who has worked at Google in London for several years, is the company’s new SA country manager. Google announced his appointment on Thursday, concluding a search that lasted for nearly six months. McKend, who will join Google SA on 1 November, replaces Stephen Newton, who resigned from Google in April to join mobile advertising specialist InMobi.

Stephen Newton has long known he wanted to live and work in Africa. The US expatriate, who recently took the reins as country manager at Google SA from Stafford Masie, says he has always had an affinity for the continent