South African Broadband Educational Networks (SABEN)

The South African Broadband Educational Networks (SABEN) Project is 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, by working with TVET colleges to procure self-funded connections to SANREN, and receive internet and data networking services from TENET.   The SABEN initiative is incubated at, and currently funded by TENET.

Learn more about this project.

Service Support

TENET is an honorary member of the Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) and upholds ISPA's Code of Conduct


Partnerships and Affiliations


SANReN 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 is a key partner and collaborator in service strategy and design. ASAUDIT facilitates IT collaboration between higher education institutions in 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.
WAPA LogoTENET is an Associate (NPO) member of the Wireless Access Providers’ Association of South Africa.