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Naspers Internet head dies

June 25, 2012 • Online & Social, Top Stories

Antonie Roux, the head of MIH and Naspers’ Internet operations, has died. A Media24 report said Roux passed away on Sunday in Germany following cancer surgery.

Naspers building, Cape Town. (Image: Wikkipedia)

His career at Naspers spanned twenty years. At the time of his passing, Roux had established himself as the director and CEO of MIH Holdings, as well as the CEO of Naspers Internet Operations.

He was also one of the founding members of MNet.

The company is an established multinational media group focused on Internet platforms, pay-television and related technologies, and print media.

It is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and has an ADR listing on the London Stock Exchange.

The Naspers stable incorporates pay-TV channels MultiChoice, MNet and DSTV, as well as several established media outlets including Media24, MIH Print Media, MHI Internet and Paarl Printing, amongst others.

Its online interests cover several regions & brands including Mxit lifestyle, PayU, BuzzCity and Dealfish (an online classifieds platform, based on mobile solutions, that connects buyers and sellers across nine countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.)

A number of titles including You magazine, Drum, Huisgenoot and Finweek, as well as a range of newspapers such as Beeld, Rapport, City Press and Die Burger, fall under Naspers.

Staff Writer

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