South Africa Internet Speed 93rd in the World

According to statistics published by, South Africa’s internet speeds are slower than those in Rwanda, Uganda, Tunisia and even Azerbaijan.

The statistics are collated from more than 1.6 billion crowdsourced – that is, done by individual internet users – speedtests done at the website and through its iPhone and Android apps.

The good news is that South Africa – at an average 2.32 Mbps – is faster than the average African download speed of 1.6 Mbps. The slowest speeds in the world are the be found in Zambia, at an average 0.26 Mbps.

Test your own connection speed at Also have a look at to get a good idea of whether your connection will work for VoIP and gaming.

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are owned by Ookla, which was started by entrepreneur, former cab driver, SpeakEasy founder and allround great guy Mike Apgar)

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