Naspers internet head Roux dies

25 Jun 2012

Antonie Roux (54), head of Naspers’ worldwide internet operations since Apr. 2011, died in a hospital in Germany over the weekend. He reportedly had pancreatic cancer.

He was uncharacteristically unresponsive to media enquiries in recent months, so he might have been ill for a while.

Roux joined the Naspers group in 1979 and was a founding member of M-Net in 1985. In 1997 he was appointed CE

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Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on and our senior analyst covering Naspers. He brings more than 31 years of experience in business journalism to the team - the last 18 years focused on classifieds and e-commerce. Apart from working closely with the AIM Group, Christo is a freelance journalist, content manager, and copy editor. Before branching out on his own, he spent 15 years with Naspers in South Africa as journalist, economics editor and online project manager. He now spends most his day editing the news reported by 23 colleagues in 23 countries from his base in Stuttgart, Germany.