South Africa’s goes into levels of lockdown

PLEASE NOTE GAVCOM IS STILL OPERATIONAL DURING THIS HARD TIME   The levels, which denote the level of action needed to stop the spread of the virus, are as follows: Level 5 – drastic measures are required; Level 4 – some activity can be allowed, subject to extreme requirements; Level 3 – the easing on some restrictions on work and ... Read More »

25th Apr 2020
The decision to extend South Africa's lockdown

GAVCOM IS STILL OPERATIONAL DURING THIS TIME... The decision to extend South Africa's lockdown until the end of April will create an economic disaster, the main opposition party has warned. The country has already been under lockdown for two weeks and it was due to be lifted in a week. The president has said it will be extended because evidence ... Read More »

10th Apr 2020
SOUTH AFRICA goes into 21 day lockdown

GAVCOM will be operational during this time.   Cyril Ramaphosa has imposed a 21-day total lockdown on the 56 million inhabitants of South Africa, telling them in an address that the unprecedented and sweeping measures were necessary to avoid a “catastrophe of huge proportions”. The lockdown will come into effect on Thursday "26 March 2020" ... Read More »

24th Mar 2020
Massive DDoS attacks – South African Internet providers

On the evening of Saturday, 23 November, the upstream provider supplying services to Afrihost, Axxess, and Webafrica came under attack. All three ISPs use Echo Service Provider. Echo, in turn, appears to have a partnership with Liquid Telecom for international transit — Internet traffic that goes outside South Africa. During previous attacks ... Read More »

26th Nov 2019
Services Disruption Notice

Our Data center experienced a Vm console fault on the primary core, tech were on hand to resolve the matter and all services are back up and running. Downtime was from 10pm last night to 7am this morning

27th Mar 2018
Scanner Shows EternalBlue Vulnerability Unpatched on Thousands of Machines

Many digital trees have died for the cause of informing Windows admins about the SMBv1 vulnerability that spawned the WannaCry and ExPetr/NotPetya malware attacks. Yet a relatively small sample of data collected from a freely available tool shows that thousands have not gotten the message, or have some significant blind spots in their ... Read More »

19th Jul 2017

Petya (also known as NotPetya) is a ransomware on Microsoft Windows that spreads via LAN. It mostly infects computers in Europe, but has began to spread into Asia. Some companies are still currently struggling replacing computers infected with Petya. There are two variants of Petya, the original 2016 variant, and the new 2017 ... Read More »

9th Jun 2017

WannaCry, originally named as WanaCrypt, having aliases of Wana Crypt0r and Wana Decrypt0r, is a ransomware worm on Microsoft Windows (can be run on Linux via WINE) that uses two NSA-leaked tools that has wreaked havoc in airports, banks, universities, hospitals and many other facilities. It has spread to some 150 countries worldwide, mainly ... Read More »

12th May 2017
Server Move Complete

Migration of our cloud hosting infrastructure to our new infrastructure in Teraco, Isando has been complete and all services are backup and running.


6th Aug 2016
Server Move

This notice to inform you that tonight the 5th August 2016 we will be migrating our cloud hosting infrastructure to our new infrastructure in Teraco, Isando. We are scheduling a maintenance window between 21:30 pm SAST Friday 5th August 2016 and 06:00 am SAST Saturday 6th August 2016.During this time all VM's will be shutdown and the ... Read More »

5th Aug 2016