South Africa

The president of South Africa took to Twitter shortly after assuming office in May 2009. The president has a personal and an institutional account. The government also maintains a Twitter news feed @SAgovnews.

Tweets from South Africa leaders

President of South Africa Jacob G. Zuma

South African president Jacob Zuma is not the most active tweep. So far he has tweeted less than 100 times and the account has been silent since the beginning of October 2013. Although it is his personal account, President Zuma’s Twitter stream doesn’t show much interaction with his followers, and he has so far only made two @mentions. The honor went to the Springboks, the South African rugby team @bokrugby, and the official Twitter page of the presidency @PresidencyZA. Jacob Zuma is followed by 42 other world leaders but he has not yet reciprocated.

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Jacob G. Zuma

@SAPresident

President of the Republic of South Africa.

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:100
Following:5
Followers:363,714
Joined Twitter: 05/09/2011
Language: English
Status: Dormant since 06.10.2013
Tweets/day: 0.07
Retweets: 5%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.03
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 95%
Most mentioned @PresidencyZA (2), @bokrugby (1).
Average of retweets 87

First tweet

Presidency of South Africa PresidencyZA

The account set up on 18 May 2009 shortly after the election of Jacob Zuma chronicles his activities and those of new Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, live tweeting their speeches. The account rarely retweets or @replies to other Twitter users but it occasionally @mentions other users namely Deputy Minister @ButiManamela and the South African national rugby team @bokrugby. The South African presidency tweets on average twice a day and it is worth mentioning their great collection of photos, which give a candid behind the scenes look into Zuma’s presidency. The South African presidency is followed by 32 other world leaders but the presidency has not yet reciprocated.

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PresidencyZA

@PresidencyZA

This is the official Twitter page of The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:4,281
Following:17
Followers:388,418
Joined Twitter: 05/18/2009
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.33
Retweets: 3%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.04
Replies/Tweet: 0.00
Tweets retweeted: 93%
Most mentioned @ButiManamela (43), @bokrugby (16), @SAPresident (10), @PresidencyZA (5), @BryanHabana (5), @JohnSmit123 (4), @LiveMagSA (2), @SizweObli (2), @MbalulaFikile (1), @SAfmRadio (1).
Average of retweets 12

First tweet

Government of South Africa South African Gov

The Twitter account of the South Africa @GovernmentZA promises to offer “easy access to public information and services” in its Twitter bio. This account is fairly active with almost five tweets per day half of which are retweets of other official South African government accounts. @GovernmentZA tweets are mostly about what government officials are doing – site visits, opening of new centres and donating money to certain causes.

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South African Gov

@GovernmentZA

The official South African Government account, offering easy access to public information and services. E-mail: socialmedia@gcis.gov.za Tel: 0860 428 392

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:2,883
Following:156
Followers:12,040
Joined Twitter: 06/21/2013
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.64
Retweets: 50%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.22
Replies/Tweet: 0.05
Tweets retweeted: 33%
Most mentioned @SAgovnews (84), @DsdNews (31), @Stellarated (31), @GovernmentZA (20), @GCIS_Media (17), @DoC_Media (17), @HaroldMaloka (15), @faithmuthambi (15), @dlaminibatha (14), @PresidencyZA (14).
Average of retweets 5

First tweet