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What Happened to MXit? SA’s Own Super-Popular Chat App

South Africa's communications minister said today that this week's massive social media outage of Facebook Inc. apps including WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook itself, serves as a reminder that governments around the world can do more to support the development...

WhatsApp takes SA by storm

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...

South Africa’s Mxit taps into Indian market

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...

Mxit unveils update for feature phones

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...

Michael Jordaan: “Innovation is not a fad”

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...

Can SA’s Mxit keep up?

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 Social...

Mxit appoints Michael Jordaan as Chairman

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...

SA’s Mxit appoints CEO

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...

Facebook leads SA social media

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...

Mxit to premier full-length feature film

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...
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