SA Twitter walks down Mxit memory lane

2016-09-09 17:59

If you remember phrases like "Moola", "DC" or "go online", you're in good company. South Africans on Twitter have taken a stroll down memory lane, reminiscing about the country's first big instant messaging platform Mxit.

Mxit’s commercial closure ‘unsurprising’

2015-10-23 13:40

Local technology expert Arthur Goldstuck is not surprised that Mxit has closed its commercial business as users have left the service in large numbers.

Mxit confirms India, Nigeria exit

2015-10-23 11:37

Local social network Mxit has exited its Indian and Nigerian markets as the business shuts down its commercial operations.

‘Mxit chose to be stubborn’

2015-09-21 14:30

Fin24 users have expressed their views on mobile social network Mxit’s dramatic decline.

Dramatic slide in Mxit's user base

2015-09-17 13:16

The number of monthly active users on mobile social network Mxit has fallen from 4.9 million in 2014 to 2.7 million in 2015.

Fire breaks out at Mxit offices

2015-03-25 15:50

Mxit staff had to be temporary relocated after a fire broke out at their Stellenbosch offices.

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.


Mxit numbers you may not know

2015-10-23 13:41

As Mxit shuts its doors, here are key statistics about the once giant South African social network.

Michael Jordaan: Mxit could have been WhatsApp

2015-10-23 13:06

The former chief executive officer of First National Bank, Michael Jordaan, has expressed his disappointment at Mxit’s commercial closure.

Last throw of the dice for Mxit

2015-10-23 11:00

Social network Mxit has announced that it is exiting its commercial operations and donating its assets to a public benefit organisation.

Social media use in South Africa is exploding with winners and losers in the space, according to a new study.

Social media use in South Africa is exploding with winners and losers in the space, according to a new study.

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Mxit Africa's best web app ever, says ex-boss

2015-08-25 12:05

Instant messaging service Mxit is the best web application ever to be created in Africa, according to Alan Knott-Craig Jnr.

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.

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