2010/01/16 - Unscheduled Internet Outage
At approximately 1:30PM this afternoon, the University lost access to international sites as result of a routing loop. Sites that are part of the national research and education network (i.e. other universities) remain reachable, as do most national sites. Users will likely experience these outages as an ERR_DNS_FAIL or ERR_CONNECT_FAIL error when trying to access websites hosted overseas (including sites with .za addresses hosted overseas).

The fault has been reported to TENET's service desk and they're currently investigating.
It appears as if Dark Fibre Africa have damaged the fibre between Durban and Mtinzini whilst preparing for the scheduled work later tonight. A temporary repair has been made, but connectivity might remain unstable until after the scheduled maintenance tonight.