Fibre optics are the materials used to send information in the form of light down a glass or plastic pipe. First developed and utilised in the 1950s to assist medical doctors in seeing inside a human body, these cables soon advanced and the technology was improved upon by the engineers at the time. In the 1960s, they began using fibre optics to transmit telephone calls at the speed of light (around 300, 000 km/second).
To stop the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, the National Government have announced a lockdown across South Africa which will began at midnight on Thursday 26 March, and will currently continue until the end of April. All citizens are required to stay indoors for the duration of the lockdown with certain vital exceptions.