OONI Probe users in South Africa have collected 8,773,431 measurements from 274 local networks.

Explore the data below to check the accessibility and/or blocking of sites and services.

Measurement Coverage

The graph below provides an overview of OONI Probe measurement coverage. It shows how many results have been collected from each OONI Probe test category, as well as how many networks have been covered by tests.

By looking at this graph, you can understand if there is enough data to draw meaningful conclusions. If there is not enough data and you are in the country in question, install OONI Probe, run tests, and contribute data!

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We have not published a research report based on OONI data from this country yet. We encourage you to use OONI data for your research!

Check whether websites have been blocked.

Testing methodology: OONI's Web Connectivity test, designed to measure the DNS, HTTP, and TCP/IP blocking of websites.

Tested websites: Citizen Lab test lists

If you'd like to see results on the testing of different websites, please contribute to test lists or test the sites of your choice via the OONI Probe mobile app.

Please note that unless a block page is served, some anomalous measurements may contain false positives. We therefore encourage you to examine anomalous measurements in depth and over time.

Confirmed blocked categories

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Check whether instant messaging apps and circumvention tools are blocked.

The following results were collected through the use of OONI Probe tests designed to measure the blocking of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram and Signal.

We also share results on the testing of circumvention tools, like Tor and Psiphon.


Monitor Internet outages through public, third-party data sources.

The following graph shares data from Georgia Tech's Internet Outage Detection and Analysis (IODA) project, Google Transparency Reports (Google traffic data), and Cloudflare Radar.

If you notice a drop in all signals, that might serve as an indicator of an Internet outage.

Learn more about Internet outages and their impact through the #KeepItOn campaign.