Out of necessity, we have removed two of our exit gateways: South Africa and Brazil. While this action, in both locations, was undertaken at the same time, this is purely coincidental and the result of entirely different reasons. Unfortunately, the latter of the two closures (Brazil) is a result of recent changes to Brazilian law regarding data retention. As this new law is in direct conflict with PIA's no-logging policy and our commitment to ensuring our subscriber's safety and security, we can no longer support servers within Brazil. You can read more about these changes and our decision, here:
Johannesburg, as noted in the blog post above, is the result of a closure of the service provider we use(d) in this region. We are leaving open the possibility that our South African servers may be restored in the future, however, any potential provider must be thoroughly vetted for security purposes. Once the lengthy vetting process is complete, and we are able to provide a server in South Africa, we will make an announcement here.