2011/04/05 - Unscheduled Internet Outage
Unrelated to the earlier outage, all South African higher educational institutions lost access to the international Internet.

You will likely experience this outage as an ERR_DNS_FAIL or ERR_CONNECT_FAIL error when trying to access websites hosted outside South Africa (even those ending in .za). When accessing secure (https://) web sites, your browser may report that the connection has timed out or the site is unreachable.

The reason for the outage is a fault on the SEACOM submarine fibre optic cable. No further information is known at this time.
This problem was the result of the failure of an automatic protection circuit. The circuit has been reset, and we're now running on the protection circuit