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Mxit to be closed down

Local social network Mxit said on Friday that it is shutting down its commercial operations and donating all of its intellectual property and technology assets to independent public benefit organisation

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Mxit by the numbers

As Mxit shuts its doors, here are key statistics about the once giant South African social network. Mxit announced on Friday that it is shutting down commercial operations and being taken over The Reach Trust. The Mxit app will still be available as a download but

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Sharp fall in number of Mxit users

The number of monthly active users on mobile social network Mxit has fallen from 4,9m in 2014 to 2,7m in 2015. This is according to the South African Social Media Landscape 2016 report from World Wide Worx and monitoring company Fuseware. This means that Mxit

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Mxit by the numbers

South African social network Mxit has revealed its latest user numbers and the ways people engage with its services. The latest numbers show a decline over last year in active users, from 6,5m to 4,9m. Despite the decline, it appears those still using it are finding it increasingly sticky. Average daily time per user

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Mxit launched in India: details

South African social network Mxit launched its mobile instant messenger application in India, the company said on Wednesday. “The South African mobile social network has announced the first phase of its expansion for the emerging market with

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Mxit eyes Indian riches

Stellenbosch-based mobile messaging platform and social network Mxit is taking aim at the vast Indian market, launching the service in the south Asian powerhouse this week in the hope of dramatically expanding its reach. The South African team

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ANC looks to mobile app for votes

The ANC has launched a mobile application on Mxit to target the youth vote across South Africa ahead of the general election, which will take place in the first half of 2014. The “My ANC” app comes on the back of the “My ANC Western Cape” Mxit app, which the party claims has

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Mxit reloads its cannons

Stellenbosch-based Mxit, the social mobile chat company now chaired by outgoing First National Bank CEO Michael Jordaan, has released version 7 of it social network for feature phones, with iPhone and iPad versions coming later in the week. The launch of Mxit 7 is

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Mxit users remain ‘loyal’

Users of home-grown mobile messaging platform Mxit remain highly loyal to the platform, despite the fact that the service was recently supplanted by Facebook as the country’s biggest social network, according to what World Wide Worx and Fuseware are calling a “final analysis” of their “SA Social Media

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Michael Jordaan to chair Mxit

First National Bank’s tech-savvy CEO, Michael Jordaan, has been appointed chairman of the board of mobile messaging company Mxit. The appointment is effective immediately and, although Jordaan won’t be getting paid in the position and won’t be taking a stake in the company at first, he has the

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