Pressure is being put on the Departments of Communication and Public Enterprises to collaborate on an undersea cable along the west coast of Africa. 

According to a report in Business Day, the Presidency is driving talks for a combined initiative between Infraco, which plans a west coast cable, and UhuruNet, created by Nepad (New Partnership for African Development) to deploy a similar project.
UhuruNet plans to start with the west coast of Africa but eventually encircle the continent, and wants to be finished by 2010.
About 120 African companies would own 45% of the Nepad cable, which will be owned and operated by Baharicom.