We have added a new country to our network – and a new continent!

Posted on August 21st, 2018 by in Service Updates.

Proton VPN now offers safe browsing choices in 21 countries as part of our ever-growing network. South Africa came in at #3 in our poll last month, when we asked our users where to install our servers next.

The four new South Africa VPN servers are reserved for users with one of our paid plans:

ZA #1 is available for Basic plans
ZA #2-4 are available for Plus and Visionary plans

Why South Africa?

South Africa has the most Internet freedom of any country in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the most recent assessment of internet censorship by Freedom House. For people living in nearby countries with less freedom, our South Africa VPN servers are likely the best option, in terms of connection speed, to access banned content. For South Africans traveling outside of the Rainbow Nation, these servers will allow you to keep up with all the latest geo-restricted content on South African websites. As with our other VPN servers, these servers are optimized for streaming, making them perfect for watching Hulu, HBO GO, ZDF, Channel 4, and Channel 5. (Note that to stream Hulu you will need a Hulu subscription.)

Finally, the South Africa VPN servers are part of our special network dedicated to peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. Connect to our South African servers for secure and fast file sharing with your friends.
You can only access these new servers if you have a paid account. In addition to these servers, when you upgrade to Proton VPN Plus, you can get access to all of our premium features, including our Plus servers, which have the fastest connection speeds. You can also use our Secure Core servers, which protects users’ identities from even the most sophisticated network attacks. And every paid member supports Proton VPN’s mission of fighting online censorship around the globe.

Still need an account?

Proton VPN is a free VPN service brought to you by Proton Mail, the world’s largest encrypted email provider. We provide IP addresses in 21 countries and counting. To join, click the signup button below. Or if you already have an account and want to upgrade to access our VPN servers in RSA, click upgrade.

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Proton VPN works on various desktop and mobile clients: AndroidWindowsmacOSLinux, and iOS. You can download all our native apps here.

We are committed to preserving freedom on the Internet and bringing you a secure and private browsing experience. Thank you for your support. Keep an eye out for new developments on our social media pages below.

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The Proton VPN Team

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Prior to joining Proton, Richie spent several years working on tech solutions in the developing world. He joined the Proton team to advance the rights of online privacy and freedom.

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