• South Africans struggle as Google goes down

    • Credit: Downdetector
    Date:6 April 2020 Author: Leila Stein

    South Africans who are working from home using Google’s services might have noticed a struggle this morning loading pages and applications. It has been confirmed that it is an issue with Google.

    RSAWeb confirmed on Twitter that struggles with applications are being reported across the country.

    “Our engineers have observed an intermittent issue accessing various Google apps including, Gmail, Google Maps, etc,” RSAWeb said.

    “The issue is 3rd party (Google) related and is affecting various ISP’s in South Africa.”

    The website Downdetector noted a sharp increase in downtime complaints, identifying the problem before Google had.

    Credit: Downdetector

     

    According to MyBroadband, the issue has been reported and the Google Network Operations Centre are looking into it. Internet Service Providers will be kept updated as progress is made.

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