Top 4 South African fan pages have a share of Facebook’s largest market – the US

The latest Socialbakers stats show that South Africa’s top 5 Facebook fan pages are a mix of entertainment and sport. My first reaction about Trevor Noah (top 2 position) was that his successful foray into the highly competitive US comedy circuit has a lot to do with his brand performance on Facebook. The next logical question to test this was: are the top 5 South African fan pages having any fans in the US, Facebook’s largest market? Thankfully, I found my answer on Socialbakers – one of my main sources of Facebook insights.

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ANC’s 53rd Elective Conference in Pictures

The 53rd ANC Elective Conference was highly successful on social media, trending consecutively on Twitter from Tuesday the 11th of December, and it continues as I am posting this article. The country’s ruling party, and oldest liberation movement in the continent, got its own social media machinery into high gear; as shown by appearance in the top most #Mangaung Twitterers. Here are pictures telling a story of how the conference went.

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The 8 December 2012 Soweto derby gained a global status

A lot of noise was made about yesterday’s Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, which ended in a 1:1 draw. While this can be expected as these two teams are the richest, most fan’ed and arguably most decorated in South Africa and rank high in the African continent as well, there was something more. As at 12:30 AM, #Sowetoderby had achieved just under 7,5K tweets, as measured on topsy.com. Let me use the power of Twitter to illustrate the fact that yesterday’s fierce soccer battle by the two Soweto giants captured the imagination of the world.

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#DACongress trended on Twitter, thanks partly to party leaders

The Democratic Alliance (DA) had its elective congress this past weekend, where Hele Zille was reelected for her another 5-year term as the leader of the party. #DACongress also trended on Twitter.

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Social networking about #TEDxSoweto 2012 Leapfrog event

eNitiates were social media partner for TEDxSoweto 2012 Leapfrog event. We covered all aspects of the event mainly on Twitter. Our social networking included 2 Twitterviews – one with @KeloKubu (the licensee for the event) and the other with @ShakaSisulu of CheeseKids (one of the Leapfrog event speakers); and live tweeting during the event.

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Macufe 2012 social networking provides great insights

In this post, I share with you Facebook and Twitter highlights based on our social analytics relating to the recent Macufe 2012 event’s 15th anniversary, with an estimated 170 000 revelers attending from all over the country, the continent and the rest of the world.

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