Ah, the miracles of high technology!

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And gee, hasn’t South Africa come a long way since apartheid fell and the country was declared open to capitalism democracy? I mean, look: They have memory sticks now!

Broadband promised to unite the world with super-fast data delivery – but in South Africa it seems the web is still no faster than a humble pigeon.

A Durban IT company pitted an 11-month-old bird armed with a 4GB memory stick against the ADSL service from the country’s biggest web firm, Telkom.

Winston the pigeon took two hours to carry the data 60 miles – in the same time the ADSL had sent 4% of the data.

Telkom said it was not responsible for the firm’s slow internet speeds.

They have great corporate governance too, as you can see. And such accountable corporate people!

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