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How to download Mxit for your PC

Mxit PC Front page

The download process for Mxit PC is fairly easy, since Mxit PC is now available in Beta.

1.  An existing Mxit account created on your cell phone is needed before proceeding with the Mxit PC download.

2.  This can be downloaded from www.mxit.co.za/wap

Short overview on downloading Mxit for your phone…

•  Just follow the prompts on the site. Mxit is then stored in the applications or games files of your cell phone.

•  Open the Mxit icon and again follow the prompts.

•  Keep the username and password close as you will need this for your registration on your pc.

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Mxit – Blocking a Chat Room


So many articles has been written about the dangers of Mxit not to mention the ways of keeping children safe on South Africa’s most popular instant messaging service, Mxit.

Like I mentioned before blocking of chat rooms is now available. The operation is pretty straight forward. Before going into the steps, well done Herman Heunis and team! This will surely make using Mxit much safer for our kids.

To block the zones log on with the registered number which you wish to block. Send a blank chat message to Info.

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Mxit – Improving


Safety for our young on the net is coming along slowly. Mxit, has such a huge impact on teenagers, are scoring points with this press release. However I wonder if there is someone who knows exactly how to go about blocking these chat rooms? I have registered to the site forum(http://www.mxit.co.za/web/index.htm) on 18 December 2008, and asked my questions on how to use the blocking feature. Alas I’m still awaiting a reply!

MXit Lifestyle (Pty) Ltd,

Press Release

14 November 2008, Stellenbosch

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People always ask, where I get my quotes from. I’m posting a few quotes that I really liked with the links to the different sites. Some of these quotes work wonderful with facebook, as it can be copied and pasted. I also think for those dull classroom walls this might give some inspiration.

If one speaks or acts with a cruel mind, misery follows, as the cart follows the horse… If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows, as a shadow follows its source. The Dhammapada

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.  ~Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, c.1420

You’ve got a lot of choices.  If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.  ~Steven D. Woodhul

Every big problem was at one time a wee disturbance. ~ Unknown Author

If the world were so organized that everything has to be fair, no living creature could survive for a day. The birds would be forbidden to eat worms, and everyone’s self-interest would have to be served. ~ Unknown Author.

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.  ~Author Unknown


From the following sites:





As soon as you’re born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
Till you’re so ——- crazy you can’t follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can’t really function you’re so full of fear
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you’re so clever and classless and free
But you’re still ——- peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

There’s room at the top they are telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

If you want to be a hero well just follow me
If you want to be a hero well just follow me


These words from a very controversial man: John Lennon

When I read these words for the first time I was shocked how true it is for most of us. Pondering on the whole idea of who I am and what my purpose is in this life I came to this conclusion…

When a child or a woman is sexually, mentally or physically abused everyone is up in arms and legislation is passed to stop such horrendous acts. And that’s how it should be. No one – no matter how good or bad deserves any form of abuse. My question then, is why is it that I find so many women in an abusive relationship beating themslves up about what went wrong? Every day we look in the mirror and say “I did not deserve the abuse I’m getting” Why then do you beat yourself up about what went wrong? One will not take a baseball bat and hit oneself for doing something wrong. Yet everyday a mental bat is used to beat up the soul.

If I tried harder, if I hold out longer maybe if….

Forget it! When in a situation where everything falls apart it’s impossible for you to be the only person guilty. Don’t get me wrong we are responsible for our actions. However, many factors and other people contributed to a situation to reach a certain point. Did we learn from our mistakes? If we did, forgive yourself; move on, why live another 20years with problems and mistakes that belongs in the past.

Nowhere else did I find it so eloquently put as in these verses: Isaiah 43:1$ 4

1. But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

4. Since you are precious and honoured in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give men in exchange for you,
and people in exchange for your life.

That is how highly God regards you! Then do not allow anyone, even yourself, to say any different. Put away the baseball bat and use it for its purpose – playing baseball. You deserve to be credited, complimented and loved. In fact it’s mighty arrogant to go against what was decided about you before the foundation of the world.

Be the wonderful creature you were created to be. Surround yourself with people that love and appreciate you.

That is my purpose – to be the best I can be!


Here I am, STUCK!

Where does one go from here? Having so many ideas and no way to implement them…

Maybe there is someone out there that overcame all odds and used web 2.0 tools in the classroom. The following site proved to be useful; http://www.classroom20.com/. Enabling related links and search engine searches are useful for now.

So close!

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