QUOTE(TENET @ Mar 24 2012, 10:24AM)
At 8:36 this morning, the national backbone link between Port Elizabeth and East London went down. The link between Pretoria and Durban went down at 9:10.

Durban has been isolated from the rest of national network since 9:10. This is causing an international connectivity outage.

Telkom has advised that the PTA-DUR link failure is due to an outage in Mtunzini. They have not been able to provide an estimated time to repair.

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.