TENET: The Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa

TENET's main purpose is to secure, for the benefit of South African universities and associated research and support institutions, Internet and Information Technology services. TENET is a service organisation and is committed to service excellence and to services that are strongly aligned and consistent with the organisational requirements of the user community.

TENET operates the SANReN Network under the terms of a Collaboration Agreement with the CSIR. In addition, TENET provides a growing number of services specifically tailored to the needs of the South African higher education and research communities. Together these components make up the South African National Research and Education Network (NREN).

Service Support

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TENET is a proud member of ISPA and upholds the ISPA Code of Conduct.

Partnerships & Affiliations

SANReN LogoThe SANReN Competency Area is TENET's principal partner in the South African NREN landscape.

Universities South Africa, formally known as Higher Education South Africa (HESA), is a membership organisation representing South Africa’s universities.

ASAUDIT Logo ASAUDIT is a key partner and collaborator in service strategy and design. ASAUDIT facilitates IT collaboration between higher education institutions in South Africa.

WAPA Logo TENET is an Associate (NPO) member of the Wireless Access Providers’ Association of South Africa.

UbuntuNet Alliance Logo TENET is a founder member of the UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking. The Alliance serves the regional REN needs of Eastern and Southern Africa.