Mxit undergoing job cuts

2014-12-01 14:46

Social network Mxit started offering voluntary severance packages to its staff on Friday in a move aimed at “streamlining” the company’s business, says a spokesperson.

Mxit aims for tech in education

2014-09-30 13:50

Mobile technology should be used in education, though providers would do well to take cognisance of the cost of data and devices.

Mxit reaches out to aspiring youth

2014-07-21 13:12

Nkanyiso Biyela was crowned winner of Mxit Reach's Ibali Lami national writing competition, at an event that focused on education and career guidance.

SA 'loses interest' in politics after vote

2014-05-20 13:31

The South African national elections have highlighted the engagement on social media between voters and political parties, but interest has waned after the vote.

Mxit spreads its wings to India

2014-01-29 10:20

South African born social network Mxit is expanding its wings - to India.

Mxit launches new focus on smartphones

2013-11-12 07:52

Mxit has rebuilt its social messaging platform as the company vies for attention in an increasingly competitive environment.

FNB CEO joins Mxit board to drive innovation

2013-09-30 09:10

Mxit has announced that outgoing First National Bank CEO Michael Jordaan has joined its board.

New Mxit CEO to drive change, smartphones

2013-09-20 11:00

Mxit's new CEO hopes to drive the company to exploit the growing smartphone market in South Africa.

Cyber bullying growing in SA

2013-08-12 10:40

The extent of cyber bullying in South Africa is understated, but it is clear that the problem is growing, an academic has said.

PSL soccer comes to Mxit

2013-08-01 11:02

Soccer fans will soon have access to real-time information on Premier Soccer League (PSL), Mxit has announced.

Mxit helps with HIV counselling

2013-07-08 14:23

A local social network has partnered with a counselling service to provide real-time help for teenagers who are in crisis.

Mxit, all grown up

2013-02-27 11:00

Mxit has grown up from a simple messaging platform to mobile ecosystem and despite the growth of international sites like Facebook and Twitter in SA.

MXit in talks with staff over retrenchments

2012-12-07 13:09

Social network MXit is in talks to retrench some of its workers, with several departments being served with voluntary retrenchment packages.

Why Knott-Craig Jr left Mxit

2012-10-19 09:35

Arthur Goldstuck unravels the mystery hehind the departure of Mxit CEO Alan Knott-Craig Jr.

FNB brings eWallet to Mxit users

2012-10-03 14:34

Mxit has integrated First National Bank's eWallet service into its mobile commerce platform Mxit Money to create FNB Moola+.

Survey finds SA concerned about fracking

2012-09-17 13:00

The majority of young South Africans are concerned about fracking and worried about its impact, a mobile survey has found.

Mxit launches Standard Bank payment deal

2012-08-16 11:24

Social network Mxit has announced a partnership with Standard Bank to provide financial transactions with real money.

Man gets life for raping teen

2012-03-06 10:34

A Benoni man who lured a 15-year-old girl he'd met on MXit to his house and then raped her, has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Facebook losing SA appeal - survey

2011-10-26 14:25

While social media networks MXit and Facebook lead the way in user numbers in SA, new data finds that fewer users were active Facebook users.

MXit CEO Heunis steps down

2011-09-22 12:15

Social network MXit has announced that CEO Herman Heunis is stepping down after the firm was acquired by World of Avatar.

Child porn suspect claims assault

2011-08-15 22:25

An ex-cop charged in Durban with distributing child pornography, claims he's been assaulted by police - and wants bail because he has to pay maintenance for his two children.

MXit child porn 'horrific'

2011-08-14 21:30

Child pornography pictures confiscated when the Hawks swooped on the suspected leader of a child porn ring which spread its material on MXit, have been described as 'horrific'.

MXit changes look

2011-07-11 13:17

MXit has changed its look and functionality and reported an increase in new registrations.

Mobile advertising in SA to double

2011-05-26 14:42

Advertising in the mobile space in SA is predicted to double by 2012, technology companies have said.

MXit targets users' wallets

2011-02-11 11:46

Popular instant messaging service MXit says it will offer users a facility through which they can purchase airtime, music, electricity and other items.


ANC wins award for Mxit app

2014-11-03 16:32

The ANC has won an award for creating the largest political app on social networking site Mxit.

WhatsApp 'taking over' SA mobile chat

2014-09-01 12:03

South Africans are hooked on WhatsApp as the instant messaging chat application has taken a dominant market share in the country.

Mxit scores as millions download new version

2014-06-26 12:51

Millions of people have downloaded the new version of Mxit, despite declining numbers, the company has announced.

WhatsApp deal with Facebook may kill Mxit

2014-02-20 14:30

Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp represents a direct threat to local chat application Mxit, says an analyst.

Facebook, Twitter 'no threat' to Mxit

2013-11-13 11:46

Despite their following of millions globally, Facebook and Twitter do not represent much of a threat to Mxit.

FNB's Michael Jordaan chairs Mxit

2013-09-30 10:21

Outgoing FNB CEO Michael Jordaan has been appointed as chairperson of mobile messaging company Mxit with immediate effect.

Mxit appoints CEO

2013-09-20 16:24

Mobile social network Mxit has appointed Francois Swart as its CEO, after he has been acting CEO since October 2012.

Parents can act over cyber bullying

2013-08-14 08:32

Parents can take action when their children are bullied online, an academic has asserted.

Mxit targets rape with new app

2013-08-07 14:02

The issue of rape will be tackled online with the launch of a rape support app on Mxit.

ANC targets Mxit for elections

2013-07-29 08:20

Mxit is proving to be an ideal platform for politics as the African National Congress moves to engage young people ahead of the 2014 elections.


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Movies come to Mxit

2013-02-18 11:01

Mxit users can download the first feature length film on the social network, the company has announced.

Alan Knott-Craig jnr on Mxit

2012-11-12 13:02

Serial tech entrepreneur Alan Knott-Craig jnr shares some of his thoughts on surviving in the high-paced world of a start-up culture.

Mxit CEO steps down

2012-10-18 18:18

The CEO of Mxit, Alan Knott-Craig Jnr, has resigned from his position, says the mobile social network operator.

Mxit acquires Motribe

2012-10-03 08:21

Africa’s largest social network‚ Mxit‚ has acquired mobile community specialists‚ Motribe.

Man accused of raping girl he met on MXit

2012-08-30 19:01

A 42-year-old man appeared in court in connection with the rape of a teenager he met on MXit in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police say.

Knott-Craig takes gamble with MXit

2012-07-15 12:50

Alan Knott-Craig, who owns MXit, opened the technology backing it for others to write and sell their own software for the platform and it has paid off.

Third of Mxit users favour secrecy bill

2011-11-23 12:07

A survey among Mxit users showed 29% support the controversial potection of information bill.

MXit eats into homework time

2011-10-11 22:48

Youths on MXit spend more time chatting about their love lives than doing school work, according to a Unicef study.

Cops track MXit porn ring

2011-08-21 15:30

The probe into the former ­policeman and father of two who is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography on MXit is widening as ­investigators track possible collaborators.

Film Board wants ex-cop in custody

2011-08-15 18:54

A former policeman arrested on charges relating to child pornography should not be granted bail, the Film and Publication Board says.

Hawks bust MXit porn boss

2011-08-14 14:29

The Hawks have arrested a former policeman believed to be the head of a national child porn ring which spread its material on the social media network MXit.

Mobile to lead ad spend - MXit

2011-06-06 12:37

The advertising industry recognises that mobile internet represents a growth opportunity, but there are still challenges in the way brands engage with social media, MXit has said.

Firm offers social buying discounts

2011-02-18 14:17

A company is hoping to exploit the network effect of social media on the internet by offering users discounts on merchandise.

MXit help for suicidal students

2011-02-01 22:35

Up to 2 500 matric students sought counselling on MXit after receiving their results and a large percentage were suicidal.

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