2012/09/19 - Unscheduled Internet Outage
Around 22:30, we lost access to the Internet for reasons as yet unknown. It appears to be a repeat of the problems experienced on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday last week, and Monday this week. These were purportedly a result of a fibre break between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown.

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

The issue has been reported to TENET's service desk. I've further asked the service desk to try and establish from Neotel why we keep having repeated outages on the same segment.
Ahoy Neotel/Infraco. By the Powers! Splice me fibre proper or you be walkin' the plank to Davy Jones' locker.