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
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