Growing a global community of South Africans

by oneafrikan on September 9, 2005

_ Growing a global community of South Africans

A group of young South Africans abroad have set up a social networking website to connect South Africans all over the world.

The five brains behind MyCircle used their friendship, a deep seated love of South Africa and their exposure to North American tech trends as an inspiration for developing this site. They are an eclectic bunch, all of whom hail from Benoni, and now find themselves spread across the planet.

Looks interesting – sign up was short, info they asked for was relevant, but it seems they’ve still got a while to go to get some critical mass going… and there’s no blog…
Had to wonder why not just tap into LinkedIn, Orkut, Friendster, Friends Reunited etc?


Agreed. I suggest LinkedIn for those looking for business connections. It is by far the most popular business social networking service in the world. If you’re interested in learning how to grow your network with LinkedIn, I’ve written some tips at

by Richard Upton on September 10, 2005 at 7:41 am. Reply #

Thanks Rick – cool stuff.
I know some people have wondered what LinkedIn was all about when they first started using it.

My post above makes me wonder whether the people doing the MyCircle site actually know about LinkedIn – I mean, if they do, then why build it?

by Gareth Knight on September 12, 2005 at 4:30 pm. Reply #

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