Black Friday means ADSL drops to R1.66/GB

The American sales tradition of Black Friday should be known as Bits and Bytes Friday in South Africa following the announcement by web hosting firm  that it is offering an enormous 300 gigabyte ADSL package for just R499 per month.

As long as potential clients sign up for this special deal between Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Friday, 27 November from 00h00 until 23h59 on Monday, 30 November), they’ll be able to enjoy this no-contract, unshaped broadband offering with a whopping six-month rollover for an unlimited time.

“We’re using Black Friday to celebrate just how far South Africa’s broadband market has come. Eight years ago, the average ADSL price per gigabyte was around R60 to R70. Today, its R1.66 per gigabyte,” says Wayne Diamond, MD of

The local web hosting and domain name registrar is also using the annual occasion of Black Friday to cut R40 a month off its selected, unlimited bandwidth hosting plans. In addition, taking R50 off the full version of its popular Site Builder programme means it now comes in at R110 per month.

This widget-based website creator application means anyone – whether a non-profit, start-up, entrepreneur, home-based business, a retail establishment or a school – can register their domain on and have a website they built themselves, at little cost, up and online in 15 minutes if they have already created content for it. A widget is an app for websites that allows for more advanced functionality. Site Builder has over 35 different widgets that can each add a specific function to your website.


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