Originally Posted by dc/dc
Is this over WiFi or the mobile network? If on the mobile network, it's because Vodacom is having problems in their 3G rollout and are also throttling users. Do a search on here and you'll see what I mean. You can try shutting off the APN under the mobile network settings, which will force Facebook to go through BIS, and will likely be faster.
it is over mobile network but vodacom has had 3G coverage for years they have just rolled out LTE in certain areas in south africa!
i will however try disabling the APN ,thanks!!!