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Tests conducted through Webpagetest.org reveal that Wootware, Bidorbuy, and Tyme Bank are the fastest loading websites in South Africa.

Website loading time is an important aspect of creating a good user experience and avoiding visitors closing the window in frustration.

It is such a crucial part of a user’s experience that Google includes site speed as a ranking factor for its search results.

Google highlighted that when users have a slow experience, they’re much less likely to find what they are looking for or purchase from a company in the future.

“For many sites, this equates to a huge missed opportunity, especially when more than half of visits are abandoned if a mobile page takes over 3 seconds to load,” Google’s Addy Osmani said.

To test the loading speed of prominent South African websites, MyBroadband used Webpagetest.org — a trusted tool for measuring website load time.

Webpagetest.org allows for testing from South Africa, which makes it well-suited to simulate a local user experience.

For these tests, the WebPageTest tool was set to appear as a Chrome browser.

MyBroadband tested the website loading times of South Africa’s top news publications, banks, and ecommerce platforms.

The loading time for each website was tested three times, from which an average loading time was calculated.

The results revealed that online shopping website Wootware had the fastest average loading time at 3.99s. Bidorbuy ranked second at 4.41s and Tyme Bank third with 4.76s.

The table below provides an overview of the loading times for prominent South African websites, ordered according to industry.

South African Online Publications
WebsiteURLLoading time (s)
Daily Sunhttps://www.dailysun.co.za/8.01
BusinessTechhttps://businesstech.co.za/8.55
TopAutohttps://topauto.co.za/9.69
MyBroadbandhttps://mybroadband.co.za/10.18
Business Insiderhttps://www.businessinsider.co.za/10.40
Maroela Mediahttps://maroelamedia.co.za/11.16
EWNhttps://ewn.co.za/11.35
News24https://www.news24.com/12.87
Times Livehttps://www.timeslive.co.za/14.17
Business Livehttps://www.businesslive.co.za/14.39
Sowetan Livehttps://www.sowetanlive.co.za/14.59
The South Africanhttps://www.thesouthafrican.com/14.73
Soccer Ladumahttps://www.soccerladuma.co.za/15.11
IOLhttps://www.iol.co.za/15.19
Daily Maverickhttps://www.dailymaverick.co.za/17.20
Netwerk24https://www.netwerk24.com/17.92
Citizenhttps://www.citizen.co.za/22.04
ENCAhttps://www.enca.com/26.62
South African eCommerce Platforms
WebsiteURLLoading time (s)
Wootwarehttps://www.wootware.co.za/3.99
bidorbuyhttps://www.bidorbuy.co.za/4.41
Cars.co.zahttps://www.cars.co.za/7.78
Yuppiechefhttps://www.yuppiechef.com/7.94
Loothttps://www.loot.co.za/8.71
Everyshophttps://www.everyshop.co.za/11.55
Makrohttps://www.makro.co.za/12.90
Gumtreehttps://www.gumtree.co.za/12.97
JunkMailhttps://www.junkmail.co.za/13.50
Takealot.comhttps://www.takealot.com/14.34
Evetechhttps://www.evetech.co.za/14.49
TripAdvisorhttps://www.tripadvisor.co.za/20.31
South African Banks
WebsiteURLLoading time (s)
Tyme Bankhttps://www.tymebank.co.za/4.76
Bank Zerohttps://www.bankzero.co.za/5.29
FNBhttps://www.fnb.co.za/6.99
Absahttps://www.absa.co.za/9.94
Capitechttps://www.capitecbank.co.za/9.96
Nedbankhttps://www.nedbank.co.za15.27
Discovery Bankhttps://www.discovery.co.za/bank/join-discovery-bank15.51
Standard Bankhttps://www.standardbank.co.za/20.23
South African Mobile Operators
WebsiteURLLoading time (s)
MTNhttps://www.mtn.co.za/home/11.78
Rainhttps://www.rain.co.za/12.98
Vodacomhttps://www.vodacom.co.za/18.71
Cell Chttps://www.cellc.co.za/cellc/home21.90
Telkomhttps://www.telkom.co.za/31.19

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