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

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 communications company MXit...

Bootstraps or bust – starting a tech business in Africa

Industry analysts make an interesting point about fledgling technology businesses in Africa: unlike markets generally perceived to be more developed, like the US, where capital is available, but ideas are scarce – in Africa there are many solid business...

MXit acquires mobile specialists Motribe

South African-based mobile social network MXit has acquired mobile community specialists Motribe. When the deal gets approved, MXit is expected to own 100% of Motribe, after MXit bought out current shareholders 4Di Capital, Nic Haralambous and Vincent Maher. “The community...

SA Social Media explodes in usage

South Africans have embraced social media as a core pillar of Internet activity, along with e-mail, news and banking. MXit and Facebook lead the way in user numbers, while Twitter has seen the most dramatic growth in social networking...

UNICEF: 75% MXit users talk to strangers every week

Ask the parent of the average South African teenager what their child gets up to in the evenings, and many will tell you that their sons or daughters are probably typing away on their cellphones, on South Africa’s largest...

Knott-Craig Jnr buys MXit

Alan Knott-Craig Jnr, former head of iBurst and son of former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig Snr, has purchased popular social messaging platform MXit through his start-up investment firm World of Avatar. The value of the acquisition has not been...

Samsung Mobile launches new local apps

With the launch of Samsung’s dedicated app store, many users in South Africa have benefited from the wide range of apps available. To further the experience, Samsung has launched a handful of new local apps, which users will find...

SA mobile Internet usage soars to 39%

The Mobility 2011 research project, conducted by World Wide Worx and backed by First National Bank (FNB), reveals that 39% of urban South Africans and 27% of rural users are now browsing the Internet on their phones. The study excludes...

Cape Town to host inaugural Mobile Entertainment Africa

The inaugural Mobile Entertainment Africa conference, scheduled for Cape Town in two weeks time, has attracted large international and African companies making it one of the biggest Information Communication Technology (ICT) events in South Africa. Managing Director for organisers All...

Report: Cellphone has potential to take South Africans across the digital divide

A report released today by South African research firm, World Wide Worx, and backed by First National Bank, has revealed that the use of mobile Internet services has exploded in South Africa, although less than half of urban cellphone...
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