I am finally back online with an acceptable (albeit expensive) connection. I did manage to send a few emails and to update my blog once, but all of that was done through my parents’ 56K modem with the good ol’e tone and all!

ADSL in SA is insanely expensive. Our 1MB that is capped at 3GB/month works us out at around about R800/month. That equates to about ú60/month in the UK. In the UK you can get 10MB uncapped Internet at around about ú15/month. As most other things in SA is much cheaper than in the UK we should be paying much less for Internet, but at least we have now got something. All we need now is some free market forces to be allowed to do their thing.