South African Broadband Education Networks (SABEN)

Enabling the digital transformation of South Africa’s schools and colleges ABOUT South African Broadband Education Networks (SABEN) is a non-profit company serving schools networks and the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sectors in South Africa. It is purpose-built to solve the digital requirements of these sectors; specifically to end bandwidth poverty among South Africa’s schools and public TVET colleges. SABEN specifically procures high capacity access networks connecting TVETs to South Africa’s National Research and Education Network (SA NREN). The non-profit company works directly with the South African National Research and Education Network (SANReN) and the Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET) to provide high capacity bandwidth for TVET colleges. In addition, SABEN offers other digital solutions such as hosting, VOIP and video conferencing services. SABEN was initially launched in 2015 as a project by TENET to assist colleges self-fund connections to the SA NREN. It has since been launched as a separate company, with continued financial support from TENET. What They Do SABEN forms a part of the South Africa’s NREN by serving as the sole provider of NREN services to public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in South Africa. It started as a collaboration between the Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET) and South African National Research and Education Network (SANReN). Its purpose is to solve bandwidth poverty at South Africa’s TVET colleges, thereby enabling them to contribute meaningfully to meeting the goals of the developmental state, by working with TVET colleges to procure self-funded connections to the SA NREN. SABEN was initially launched in 2015 as a project by TENET to assist colleges self-fund connections to the SA NREN. It has since been launched as a separate company, with continued financial support from TENET.
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Company Offices

  • South Africa (headquarters)
  • House Faure Wynberg Mews 10 Brodie Road Wynberg 7708 South Africa