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Google outage in South Africa

South Africans took to social media on Wednesday evening to complain that they are unable to access Google services including search, Maps, YouTube, and Gmail. reported that there are problems at Google while its global counterpart,, only reported that there were possible problems. Similar services, such as outage. report suggested that other Southern African countries may also have been impacted.


MyBroadband’s tests suggested that Google search started working in Chrome, while YouTube and Gmail remained unavailable. It was possible to access Google services via a VPN, such as Tor.

The outage appeared to begin around 19h50 and as of 20h00 on Wednesday, Google services in South Africa started coming back online, though there were still isolated complaints of downtime by the time of publication.

In other news – Skeem Saam actor Mlungisi Mathe becomes a sangoma

Skeem Saam actor, Mlungisi Mathe who plays the role of Emkay has revealed in an interview with Daily Sun that he’s answered his calling to be a sangoma and is already practising.

He stated in the interview that he’s also a medium and spiritualist besides his calling to be a sangoma: “I read books, the Bible and interpret dreams and people’s journeys. Learn more

Source: mybroadband

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