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Posts Tagged ‘MXIT’

  • Arthur Goldstuck, MD of technology market researchers World Wide Worx (image: file)

    WhatsApp takes SA by storm

    February 21, 2014 • OnlineComments (0)

    More than half of South African adult cellphone users living in cities and towns are using WhatsApp on their phones.  This is the key finding of research conducted by World Wide Worx and Fuseware into the use of social media and instant messaging (IM) on...

  • Mxit CEO Francois Swart. (Image source: Mxit)

    South Africa’s Mxit taps into Indian market

    January 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off

    Mxit, the South African mobile social network, has today announced the first phase of its expansion strategy for the emerging market with the launch of Mxit in India and the release of Mxit 7 for Android and BlackBerry users. Available for download across...

  • Mxit announced today the release of Mxit 7 for feature phones (image: Mxit)

    Mxit unveils update for feature phones

    November 13, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Mxit, the South African mobile social network, announced today the release of Mxit 7 for feature phones, to be followed later in the week by versions for iPhone and iPad. The launch forms part of a phased rollout which will see Mxit 7 available on Android and...

  • Former CEO of FNB Michael Jordaan  (image: file)

    Michael Jordaan: “Innovation is not a fad”

    October 21, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    South African bank FNB recently announced that CEO Michael Jordaan would step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and take up the position of Chairman at social media platform Mxit. ITNewsAfrica spoke to Jordaan about his tenure at FNB and what exactly...

  • Mxit CEO Francois Swart. (Image source: Mxit)

    Can SA’s Mxit keep up?

    October 10, 2013 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off

    South Africa’s home-grown instant messaging service, Mxit, may have been supplanted by Facebook as the country’s biggest social network, but it has succeeded in maintaining the loyalty of its user base. This emerged from the final analysis of the SA...

  • Former CEO of FNB Michael Jordaan  (image: file)

    Mxit appoints Michael Jordaan as Chairman

    September 30, 2013 • Online, Southern AfricaComments Off

    Former CEO of FNB Michael Jordaan has been appointed as the chairman of popular chatting application and website Mxit. According to the company, Jordaan will not be receiving a monthly remuneration just yet, but will be issued shares in the company instead....

  • Francois Swart, newly appointed CEO of Mxit. (Image source: Mxit)

    SA’s Mxit appoints CEO

    September 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off

    South African mobile social network, Mxit, has appointed Francois Swart as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Swart stepped into the role of acting CEO in October 2012. Shareholder Paul Harris says, “Francois has been the de facto CEO for almost a year now...

  • Arthur Goldstuck, MD of technology market researchers World Wide Worx (image: file)

    Facebook leads SA social media

    September 10, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    Facebook has become the biggest social network in South Africa, seeing its strongest growth yet in the past year – and overtaking Mxit for the first time. This was one of the key findings of the SA Social Media Landscape 2014 research study, released...

  • Mxit to premier full-length feature film

    February 18, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    Social network chat application Mxit will become the first social network to premier a full-length feature film on its service. The film A Lucky Man will be made available as a download when Mxit launches its new Cinemo app. “We know the power of video and...

  • “We’ll be launching new innovative features soon” – MXit

    October 18, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Mobile communication has grown exponentially over the last couple of years, and services such as WhatsApp and Mxit have experienced signficant month-on-month growth within their respective user bases. But well established South Africa based social media and...