All the government’s departmental websites are down and aren’t accessible. htxt.africa picked this up this morning while trying to access one of the websites.

After a quick check to confirm if the fault wasn’t just with one website and that it wasn’t a problem with our internet connection, we called the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), which is responsible for running department websites to find out what the problem is.

The agency’s communications team told us SITA’s internet connection is down and its IT department is currently working on sorting it out.

In the meantime, SITA advises that anyone wishing to access important services such as those featured on the Department of Home Affairs should rather make a call through to their nearest departmental office.

We’ll keep you posted once SITA has updated us with any progress.

[UPDATE: All websites are back up and running again]