Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx, unveiled the results at an event in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 10 September 2013.
Twitter saw a massive 129% growth between August 2012 and 2013, Goldstuck said, adding that South Africans post 54 million tweets per month, 85% of which are from mobile devices.
Facebook’s growth in South Africa during the last 12 months was also the highest yet, Goldstuck said, with 87% of South Africans accessing Facebook from mobiles.
LinkedIn also grew from 1.9-million users in August 2012 to 2.7-million in 2013.
The active user numbers for Google+ in South Africa are exactly the same as those provided by PlusDemographics.com last year, likely due to a lack of new data.
The table below summarises the number of active users on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ in South Africa:
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