South African Internet users were battling a slow and interrupted service this morning, at least partly attributable to ongoing maintenance of a portion of Seacom's undersea cable in the Mediterranean.
The repair work on the SEA-ME-WE 4 cable, which began early on Saturday morning and was scheduled to be completed by that evening, was still underway this morning.
International traffic between South Africa and London or New York was experiencing interruptions and, in some cases, loss of connectivity.
Apparently the work has taken longer than anticipated because of the nature of undersea repair conditions and the environment at sea.
It is hoped that the repairs will be concluded by tomorrow (27 April).
Seacom will issue a statement soon.