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    ZTEL launches airFibre in Durban

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    High Latency on Fibre connection? (Metrofibre)

    Hi all, For some context. I'm in Durban, Durban North area. I have a Metrofibre line 50/50mb which I have taken through Telkom as my ISP. However, I noticed while I'm getting solid down/up speeds, my Ping is abit high. I have a friend who has their Fibre with Afrihost and he's getting a...
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    KZN floods are the worst in decades — and beware the crocs

    KZN floods are the worst in decades — and beware the crocs South Africa’s deadliest floods in nearly three decades claimed more than 250 lives and hobbled the nation’s busiest port. Transnet SOC Ltd., the state-owned port and rail operator, is gradually resuming operations at the Port of...
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    Toyota SA Manufacturing Plant in Prospecton, Durban - Flood Damage (April 2022)

    Toyota South Africa's Vehicle Assembly Plant at Prospecton, Durban has been completely flooded out after the devastating monsoon-level torrential rains experienced in KwaZulu-Natal during the last week or so. (Photos sourced from Facebook posts) Flood Damage - Inside the Assembly Plant...
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    Rain 5G officially launched in Durban

    Rain 5G officially launched in Durban Mobile network operator Rain has officially launched 5G in parts of Durban, two years after it had initially planned to roll out in South Africa's third-biggest city. The company told MyBroadband Rain 5G is now live in the following areas in the Durban...
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    MetroFibre through Telkom Question - (Durban)

    Hi guys, I have a question regarding Metrofibre. I'm currently residing in the Effingham - Kenville area in Durban and deciding on cancelling my LTE contract with Telkom in favour of taking a MetroFibre plan with them (MetroFibre is only Fibre option available in my area). Can anyone give me...
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    UPL warehouse spewed dangerous chemicals into the air after fire caused by looting

    UPL warehouse spewed dangerous chemicals into the air after fire caused by looting A fire at a South African warehouse used by UPL Ltd., the world’s fifth-biggest agrochemicals company, released a range of harmful chemicals across a wide area, according to a report released by the provincial...
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    Help me choose fibre ISP (Durban)

    Fibre going live in a month or so in my area. Three FNO's installing, looking at Mitsol (Other two are HyperHood and Metrofibre Networks). Any ISP's to stay away from/ bad experiences?
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    Fibre In Asherville / Sydenham (Durban, KZN)

    Hi all, Finally some great news for our area! With the MASSIVE, sudden movement from FNO's regarding fibre in Asherville / Sydenham, we've decided to made our own thread to keep track of it all. As I understand it, we have 3 different FNO's laying fibre in our area (Openserve / Telkom...
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    Old Radio / radar dishes on Umhlanga Ridge (1980's / 90's)

    Does anyone remember / know / have any photos of the old 'radar' / telecom dishes (there used to be x2 giant ones) which used to be visible on Umhlanga Ridge in Durban? We used to visit my grandmother out that way in the 1980's / 90's and i distinctly remember seeing x2 massive parabolic dishes...
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    How much you will pay to drive from Joburg to Durban

    How much you will pay to drive from Joburg to Durban From 1 March 2021, you will pay R272 in toll fees to drive between Johannesburg and Durban, while a trip to or from Cape Town will cost R197. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has approved toll tariff increases as recommended by the South...
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    Birth Registration service in Durban?

    I've just had a baby and want to know if there are services that will do the birth registration for a fee without having to go to home affairs. I see one service online - Bunny Hop. Has anyone used them? What is the process? I heard you still have to go to home affairs. Are there are any other...
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    VPS testers wanted

    Hi all, Hope this is ok to post here - mods, please delete if not. Busy working with a new company that's setting up hosting clusters in JHB & DBN. The servers will be hosted in Teraco and provide excellent connectivity options. As part of the final set of tests, I'm looking for anyone who...
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    123net Air Fibre?

    So I logged onto 123net's website yesterday and they said my area is covered for fibre so I sent in a request for them and they said my area is covered for "Air Fibre". Im currently on rain LTE and I want to know if "Air Fibre" is better than LTE and what are the speeds like and also if the...
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    Durban doctors for lower back pain

    Hi guys, I injured my lower back at a trampoline park over a year ago and after seeing a chrio I was told I had an annular tear. With rehab exercises and some rest it got about 70%. I am still very limited in what I can do without my back flaring up again the next day though. The other day I...
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    ANC mayor recommends Durban Harbour should be closed to stop minerals from leaving South Africa

    ANC mayor recommends Durban Harbour should be closed to stop minerals from leaving South Africa The executive mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni and ANC Ekurhuleni regional chairperson Mzwandile Masina has proposed the closure of Durban Harbour to stop minerals from leaving the country. Masina...
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    Curry Restaurant Durban

    Hi guys, I was in the UK recently and went to a curry restaurant where you ordered your curry, rice and naan separately and there were lots of flavor options for each. I really enjoyed the fact that it was an actual restaurant and that they offered curries like Butter Chicken and Rogan Josh...
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    Imported Sweets in Durban

    Hi guys, Does anyone know of a good online/physical store in Durban that sells a good range of imported sweets, chocolates, sodas etc? Whenever I travel abroad I like to try sweets and chocolates specific to that country, but now I can't get any of them again and that's a problem...
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    BenQ LCD monitor service centre in Durban?

    Anyone know where to get my BenQ LCD monitor repaired in Durban under warranty? I originally purchased it from Takealot 1 and a half years ago. Contacting BenQ directly, they gave me the contact details of their local service centre called "Let Me Repair". Phoning their Durban number, the...