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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 could have been WhatsApp: Jordaan

Former First National Bank CEO Michael Jordaan has expressed disappointment at Mxit’s commercial closure. Mxit announced on Friday that it is shutting down its commercial operations and donating all of its intellectual property and technology assets to independent

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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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Mxit closure no surprise: analyst

Local technology expert Arthur Goldstuck says he’s not surprised at Mxit’s commercial closure. On Friday, Mxit announced that it is shutting down its commercial operations and donating all of its intellectual property and technology assets to independent public

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Mxit confirms India, Nigeria exits

Social network Mxit has exited its Indian and Nigerian markets as the business shuts down its commercial operations. Mxit had a high-profile launch in India at the beginning of 2014 which

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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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Knott-Craig sings Mxit’s praises

Instant messaging service Mxit is the best Web application ever to be created in Africa, according to Alan Knott-Craig. Knott-Craig previously headed up wireless provider iBurst and mobile social network Mxit. But Knott-Craig – who is the son of

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Gov’t turns to Mxit to reach youngsters

Deputy minister in the presidency Buti Manamela has launched a Mxit application called Isago to promote government’s national youth policy, which is currently in development. The app allows youngsters to give their views on the future of the country. Isago means “my

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