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Southern Africa Network Operators Group

Building and Sustaining Regional Communities

As Africa develops her regional infrastructure, it has becomes more important to be able to build and sustain regional communities in support of the same. While not intended as a replacement for existing mailing fora, SAFNOG hopes to be able to provide a discussion forum, and build a community for matters specific to the sub-region.


SAFNOG-5 & iWeek 2019

We are proud to announce that our 5th instalment of SAFNOG will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, where it all began!

Our 5th instalment

To add to this momentous news, SAFNOG is partnering with South Africa’s leading annual Internet Industry event of the year, iWeek for the second time, to bring you SAFNOG- 5 and the iWeek 2019 edition, to give you, our community more content for your RAM.

Our 5th instalment will be held over two days, from the 27th to 28th of August 2019. The meeting will consist of the main plenary showcasing presentations and tutorials from today's industry experts and thought leaders.


The Venue

The Indaba Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa

Just north of the fast paced business world of Sandton, Johannesburg lies the Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre nestled beneath the vista of the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains. It is a compelling blend of business-like convenience and efficiency, along with a relaxed and warm country hospitality atmosphere.

Travel & Visa Info


The SAFNOG-5 Programme Committee are now seeking contributions for Presentations and Tutorials for the SAFNOG-5 Conference.

We are looking for presenters who would:

    - Offer a technical tutorial on an appropriate topic;

    - Participate in the technical conference sessions as a speaker;

    - Convene and chair panel sessions of relevant topics.

    More about Call for Papers


SAFNOG-5 meeting will be held over two days on the 27th and 28th August, 2019 at the Indaba Hotel.

The event will consist of the main plenary with presentations and tutorials, as well as social events.



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Running for 4 years by volunteers. Hosted 4 successful events within sub-Saharan Africa.

2014 Visit
2015 Visit
2017 Visit
2018 Visit

Mailing List

Targeted at network and operations engineers in Southern Africa.

The mailing list was established to provide a forum for the exchange of technical information and the discussion of specific implementation issues that require cooperation among network service providers.

To ensure that the list is a useful forum for discussion of relevant technical issues, participants are asked to respect these guidelines. Failure to do so can lead to posting rights being denied.


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