2010/01/11 - Unscheduled Internet Outage
Shortly before 8AM, the University lost all access to the Internet as a result of a fault on Neotel's network. Users will likely experience the outages as an ERR_DNS_FAIL or ERR_CONNECT_FAIL error when trying to access websites hosted off campus.

The fault has been reported to TENET's service desk.
This outage is apparently caused by a transmission failure between Alicedale and North End in Port Elizabeth. Neotel's technicians are currently investigating, but suspect the cause to be a fibre optic break.
I've just asked TENET to escalate the matter within Neotel.