However geographically isolated, politically shunned, and somewhat technologically delayed the country may have been, South Africa most certainly had a vibrant and flourishing BBS community. At its analogue peak during the early 90′s it could easily keep up with those in more technically proficient territories.
bbs.hmvh.net is a memorial page (an entire subdomain, in fact) dedicated to anecdotes, bulletins, documents, essays, images, lists, memories, nostalgia, photos, and related matter recollecting the South African bulletin board scene of the 80′s and 90′s.
This is an active project. Content will be added as it is discovered and processed; there’s still a batch of old CD-ROMs to rummage through and documents to scan.
Newspaper scan by hmvh DOT net