A guy I know has currently started setting up a new NNTP server and is looking for people to trial and test the system. Currently the server is hosted overseas but if there is enough interest, then it will be brought in SA.
He is only looking for people who will regularly use the service and willing to continue for the whole duration of the trial which will be about 4 months.
If you are interested in the trial you can PM me your email address and i'll forward onto him so he can send connection details.
And for those doubtful few, this is legit
EDIT: Will be only accepting between 10-20 guys for the trial
EDIT: Also would like some heavy downloaders and also guys with fast lines, maybe even 10mb