Slow internet could last two weeks

Slow internet is set to plague many South Africans for at least another two weeks.

CAPE TOWN - Slow internet is set to plague many South Africans for at least another two weeks.

Two undersea cables, used to connect the country with the rest of the world, are broken.

The Leon Thevenin vessel, meant to fix this, has been stuck in Cape Town Harbour due to the gale-force winds in the city.

Many users have been taking to social media to voice their anger at the situation.

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In a statement released by Openserve, a wholesale arm of Telkom, the journey to begin repairs is now scheduled for Wednesday.

The slow internet connectivity has affected mainly the West Coast of Cape Town.  

Undersea cables have been used by South Africa since the late 1800s, with over 100 breakages reported worldwide every year. 

Many service providers, like AfriHost, have since made other plans to buy more bandwidth for their customers.

The Leon Thevenin could take up to six days to reach the repair point and close to a week to fix the breakage.

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eNCA