Two South African companies are offering a free e-mail offering called Gmail – but it's not the mail package that Google offers on a global basis.

Apparently, the gmail domain has belonged to ISP (Internet service provider) Gardale Solutions since July 2003, before Google started offering Gmail, and has been in use since then.
Now Gardale Solutions is teaming up with Webmail International, which has been offering free e-mail for the last 10 years, to make gmail.co.za available to South African users.
The new combined Gmail product was launched today and offers a number of features, including: 10Gb of storage; free VOIP calls between users; chat; Webtunes and Webradio; free fax to e-mail services; free SMSs, video and voicemail services coupled with social networking and file sharing abilities.