The price war for DSL customers in South Africa is getting very healthy at the moment, and barely a day goes by without news someone or other dropping their charges. Today’s drop is good news for Web Africa customers* who want superfast broadband: the firm just dropped its charges for 20 and 40Mbps VDSL, cheekily making it the cheapest around by just R10 a month.

From yesterday, the firm is now charging R425 for a 20Mbps line and R525 for 40Mbps. That compares to Afrihost and Axxess – the previous holders of the title – both of whom charge R425 and R535.

In terms of data, Afrihost wins overall as it only charges you an extra R399 for 200GB a month under its current promotion (about what you need for, say, Netflix), while Web Africa charges R599 but throws in another 400GB of night time downloads too.

*Disclosure, I am one.

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar,, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.