Building & Sustaining
regional communities
As Africa developes 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.
hosting conferences
The SAFNOG Management Committee are now looking for proposals to host future SAFNOG events.

The SAFNOG Management Committee welcomes proposals to host future SAFNOG conferences. Even though SAFNOG is open to the entire world, the meetings are physically hosted in a different southern African country each year.

Please submit proposals to host future SAFNOG events here >

Past SAFNOG events can be viewed here >

upcoming events
1st - 1st January 1970

SAFNOG 3 Deferred to April 2017

The SAFNOG Management Committee would like to announce that based on the information that we have received from many of our members and industry stakeholders in recent weeks, the indication is that August 2016 is not a suitable time to host the meeting in Windhoek, Namibia. As such, the Committee has decided to defer the organising of the conference to April 2017.

The SAFNOG 3 meeting location and dates will be communicated to all community members in due course.

All registrations already made by delegates for Windhoek, Namibia will of course remain valid for the April event however should delegates wish to request a refund, please send the request to and your refund will be processed.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused to all the committed attendees having spent valuable time in travel planning, bookings and visa arrangements.

We appreciate and look forward to your continued support and to bring the Southern Africa network operators together.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Secretariat at:

Thank you.

Mark Tinka
For the SAFNOG Management Committee

NewTelco, Teraco and SEACOM are proud partners and hosts of this event.
SAFNOG3 is proudly sponsored by OSI Hardware, AFRINIC, ISOC and AMS-IX
call for papers
The SAFNOG 2016 Programme Committee is now seeking contributions for Presentations and Tutorials for SAFNOG 2017.

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.

Please submit on-line at:

Conference milestones
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    Call for Papers Opens
    22 Jan, 2017
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    First Draft Program Published
    3 March, 2017
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    Final Deadline for Submissions
    18 March, 2017
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    Final Program Published
    2 April, 2017
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    Final Slides Received
    4 April, 2017
The SAFNOG Programme Committee is organised in three parts, including workshops, tutorials and the conference.

Topics for tutorials and the conference must be relevant to Internet Operations and Technologies:

– IPv4/IPv6 Routing and operations
– IPv6 deployment and transition technologies
– Internet backbone operations
– ISP and Carrier services
– IXP’s and Peering
– Research on Internet Operations and Deployment
– The African Internet
– Network security issues (NSP-SEC, DDoS, Anti-Spam, Anti-Malware)
– Internet policy (Security, Regulation, Content Management, Addressing, etc)
– Access and Transport Technologies, including Cable/DSL, 3G/4G/LTE/LTE-A, wireless, Metro-E, fibre, MPLS
– Submarine transport technologies and services, particularly in and around Africa.
– Content & Service Delivery (Multicast, Voice, Video, Telepresence, Gaming).
– Cloud computing and virtualization.
– SDN and NFV.
– vCPE.
– vPE and vBNG.


Draft slides for both tutorials and conference sessions MUST be provided with CfP submissions otherwise the Programme Committee will be unable to review the submission. For work in progress, the most current information available at the time of submission is acceptable.

All draft and complete slides must be submitted in PDF format only.

Final slides are to be provided by the specified deadline for publication on the SAFNOG website.

Prospective presenters should note that the majority of speaking slots will be filled well before the final submission deadline.  The Programme Committee will retain a limited number of slots up to the final submission deadline for presentations that are exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational importance.

Please submit on-line at:

Any questions or concerns should be addressed to the Programme Committee co-chairs by e-mail at:

We look forward to receiving your presentation proposals.

Mark Tinka
SAFNOG Programme Committee.

SAFNOG is open to all ISP's and Internet related organisations from around the world.
As such it has no owners, just a small group of dedicated individuals who look after the mailing list and organise the regular meetings.
Management Committee
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    Carla Sanderson, Teraco
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    Eckart Zollner, New Telco
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    Jessica Malele, SEACOM
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    Mark Tinka, SEACOM
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    Michele McCann, Teraco
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    Molly Cheam
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    Nishal Goburdhan, PCH
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    Noah Maina, SEACOM
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    Norman Bastiaans, iWay Africa Namibia
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    Portia Rabonda
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    Storm Frankenberg, Teraco
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.
Email address:
general enquiries
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We value your support and partnership
We are working toward making SAFNOG a successful and operationally relevant event. To this end, we value your support and partnership in helping us attain that goal.
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