Noteworthy South African Twitter users in 2010

twitter logo 300x126 Noteworthy South African Twitter users in 2010The Social Media Revolution is in full swing. South Africans are becoming more active online. For the first time in history South African Internet Service Providers (or ISPs) are offering uncapped accounts. This is bound to increase time spent online by South Africans who already use the internet. This will increase the amount of South African online users overall (in my opinion). South Africans will be spending more time on social networking websites like Facebook and micro-blogging services like Twitter. Most South Africans Internet users aren’t really worried about Twitter and don’t bother to learn the Twitter Basics. There’s also probably tons of South Africans out there who don’t know which people to follow on Twitter. I’ve decided to write this post in order to highlight some of the most noteworthy South African individuals and websites using Twitter. I hope citizens new to the micro-blogging service and uncapped internet users who are spending more time online will find this useful.

Account Description Website URL
@KoosKombuis Koos Kombuis – SA Musician http://www.kooskombuis.co.za/
@lizetheunicorn South African TV Presenter http://www.lizekay.blogspot.com/
@iol Independent Online http://www.iol.co.za/
@CSG1973 Saffa Living in London None
@DerekRichardson Former 5 FM DJ http://derek-richardson.com/
@RubyLetters Blogger living in Jhb http://ruby-letters.blogspot.com/
@lowercase_v Blogger living in Pta None
@phillipgibb Blogger living in Cape Town http://synapticlight.com/
@musicalmover Musical Blogger living in CT http://musicalmover.wordpress.com/
@JackParow Jack Parow – Rapper http://bit.ly/9uf3FR
@watokal Living in Pretoria None
@rafiq Blogger living in Cape Town http://www.webaddict.co.za/
@Arne86 Blogger living in Cape Town http://arne101.iblog.co.za/
@robynhobson SA Model / Actress http://www.robynhobson.com/
@iGeorge_S Blogger living in Jhb http://georgesmith81.blogspot.com/
@ChristoperM CT Blogger and website owner http://imod.co.za/
@LiamLynchPhoto Famous SA Photographer http://liamlynchphotographer.blogspot.com/
@News24 News24 http://www.news24.com/
@brodiegal SA Journalist living in Jhb http://www.africanmagic.co.za/
@simonwillo Blogger living in Cape Town http://letterdash.com/one-eye-only/
@SezLeigh Blogger living in Jhb http://www.sezleigh.com/
@MelAttree SA Social Media Consultant http://melissaattree.wordpress.com/
@pinkhairgirl Blogger living in Pretoria http://www.pinkhairgirl.co.za/
@sznq Blogger living in Cape Town http://suzangray.posterous.com/
@cynicalgrinch Blogger living in Pretoria http://theamateurobserver.wordpress.com/
@MariusMR Blogger living in Pretoria http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/mariusredelinghuys
@RoyBlumenthal Blogger living in Jhb http://royblumenthal.com/portfolio
@SirDyl Blogger living in Jhb http://www.pixelvulture.com/
@mikestopforth SA Social Media Guru http://www.mikestopforth.com/
@LizeU Living in Port Elizabeth None
@DieFokopFeetjie Saffa living in Germany http://zoem.co.za
@JagermusicSA Supporting SA Music
@jbigmac Blogger living in Cape Town http://www.cptawesome.co.za/
@DieHeuwels Die Heuwels Fantasties http://www.dieheuwels.co.za
@gregnietsky Living in Jhb None
@cecilia_vdm Living in Pretoria None
@Robi27 Blogger living in Cape Town
@CathrynR Blogger living in Cape Town http://www.news24.com/MyNews24
@watkykjy Zef SA Website http://www.watkykjy.co.za
@AkiAnastasiou Radio Presenter at Radio 702 None
@5FM 5 FM – SA radio station http://www.5fm.co.za
@TUKSFM1072 TUKS FM – Pta Rock station http://www.tuksfm.co.za
@garethcliff 5 FM Breakfast DJ http://www.garethcliff.com/
@leighannmol 5 FM News Presenter None
@JMClassifieds Junk Mail – Classifieds website http://www.junkmail.co.za
@AshtrayElectric Ashtray Electric http://www.myspace.com/ashtrayelectric
@parlotones The Parlotones http://www.parlotones.co.za
@comradesipho SA Columnist / Blogger http://thoughtleader.co.za/siphohlongwane
@samanthaperry SA Journalist based in Jhb None
@AntiThetical SA Blogger http://www.robsramblings.co.za/
@Nicholas_Duncan SA Blogger / website owner http://nickduncan.co.za/
@YolandeDup Blogger / Writer based in Pta None
@BecauseI Blogger living in Durban http://becauseican.co.za/
@GeoffChisnall Blogger living in Cape Town http://blog.empyrean.co.za/
@Faerie452 South African Actress None
@maggotmouth Developer living in Pretoria None
@DieAntwoord Die Antwoord – Zef Rap Artists http://www.dieantwoord.com
@JHBPRINCESS Blogger based in Jhb http://jhbprincess.blognation.co.za/
@karinb_za Blogger based in Durban http://memyselfandkarin.wordpress.com/
@2oceansvibe Blogger based in Cape Town http://www.2oceansvibe.com/
@liliradloff Deputy Editor / Blogger None
@Jacanews Jacaranda FM News http://www.jacarandafm.com
@supercopygurl Blogger / Copywriter in JHB http://925rebellion.com/
@simondingle SA Tech journalist http://simon.co.za/
@rudi_cronje Member of Ashtray Electric None
@pixelvulture SA Blog http://www.pixelvulture.com/
@bobskinstad Bob Skinstad
@ewnewsupdates Eyewitness News http://www.ewn.co.za/
@nayes1982 Blogger from Port Elizabeth http://www.openwindows.co.za/
@pfangirl Blogger from Durban http://pfangirl.blogspot.com
@SamWilson1 Editor / Blogger from CT http://blogs.women24.com/editor
@702land Radio 702 http://www.702.co.za
@diekloon Blogger in CT http://www.igeek.co.za/
@bangersandnash Blogger in CT http://www.bangersandnash.com/
@tara_lawson Blogger in Cape Town http://www.goblintalk.co.za/
@mybroadband Tech Website http://mybroadband.co.za/
@techcentral Tech Website http://www.techcentral.co.za/

There you have it. A list of reputable South African Twitter users. Hope I didn’t leave anyone important out. If you are South African and active on Twitter daily please comment on this post and provide your Twitter profile link and website link. Feel free to follow @hennokruger on Twitter if you want as well.

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