Most popular Twitter users in South Africa

South Africa’s most popular Twitter users consists of media and entertainment personalities, sport stars and politicians

January 3, 2013
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South Africa’s Twitter user with the most followers is comedian Trevor Noah, followed by 5FM DJ and Idols judge Gareth Cliff and TV presenter and entertainer Bonang Matheba.

Twitter has become one of the most important social media platforms globally, with over 500 million active users and hundreds of millions of tweets daily.

Celebrities have taken to the platform as a marketing tool, and currently Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry are the Twitter users with the most followers globally.

In South Africa singers are not dominating the Twitter universe (like in the United States), but rather entertainers, sports stars and politicians.

The following table provides an overview of the Twitter users in South Africa with the most followers. Please note that these numbers were recorded on 12 December 2012, and may have changed since then.

Twitter account Followers
@Trevornoah 587,000
@GarethCliff 380,000
@NelsonMandela 333,000
@Bonang_M 326,000
@abdevilliers17 314,000
@DJFreshSA 295,000
@GraemeSmith49 278,000
@Julius_S_Malema 250,000
@News24 224,000
@Casper_Lee 224,000
@helenzille 211,000
@Dalesteyn62 203,000
@dineoranaka 197,000
@5FM 200,000
@SAPresident 186,000
@PigSpotter 155,000

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