All South African Bulletin Boards

The following aims to be a complete list of all Bulletin Board Systems that ever existed in South Africa.

All information has been extracted from numerous newsletters, adverts, bulletins, personal notes, and any available issues of Roblist.
It is by no means complete and only as correct as source data permits. Additions and corrections are welcome.

An explanation of the fields can be found at the bottom of the table.


A BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
4th World Unknown (011) 888-5178 1 1995
A La Carte Kevin Pearce (016) 62-3602 1 Sep. 1992 1996
aBByS AH Ralph Taylor (031) 903-5922 1 1993
Ace's Place Monte Veldtmann (016) 76-6261 2 1993 1995
(016) 76-6262
(016) 82-3565
Acetron Wilhelm Lehman (011) 440-3826 5 1996
ACSIS Duncan MacMillian (031) 42-3514 2 1995 1996
(031) 469-0960
Active Franscois Jooste (02231) 7-1779 2 Sep. 1992 1995
(02231) 7-9126
(02231) 90-1619
(021) 887-1779 BBS relocated
AdultNet International Richard Kruger (011) 412-2540 1 1996
AECI BBS Mark Symons (011) 608-1516 1 1993 1995
Africa Board Dan Samara (021) 434-6173 2 Oct. 1990 1996
(021) 439-9948
Africa Online Mark Stayt (012) 45-2784 1 1993 1994
Agabe Danie Koorts (011) 476-6881 1 1995
Algoa BBS Frikkie Potgieter (041) 46-4396 1 1993 1995
(041) 46-3798
Alien Nation Trevor Tibbits (031) 21-4957 1 1993
Alienation Andrew Tavenor (011) 472-4157 1 1993 1994 Previously "CD-ViSiON AH"
Alpha BBS George Inacio (011) 435-1456 6 1993 1995
(011) 435-0099
(011) 435-1446
(011) 435-1454
(011) 435-1456
(011) 435-1431
(011) 435-3922
AL's Place Alan Bevis (031) 47-2874 2 1994 2000+
(031) 47-4517
(031) 467-0244
AMA/CM Malcolm Kleu
Patrick Stevens
(011) 334-6100 1 1993 1995
Amiga Zone Unknown (021) 75-7411 1 Oct. 1990
Ampac Pieter Engelbrecht (021) 510-5418 1 1993 1995
Anonymouse Unknown (011) 883-7478 1 Oct. 1990
Apogee Software Kobus Jooste (012) 333-8308 2 1994 1995 Also known as "Software People"
(012) 333-8309
Armageddon AH Robert Mills (012) 991-1109 1 1993 1994
ASM BBS Pieter Scholtz (021) 448-5876 1 1992
(021) 461-1430
Asphyxia Dudley Marcus (031) 765-5312 3 1993 1995
(031) 765-6292
(031) 765-6293
Astro BBS AH Frits Kok (011) 768-2924 1 Sep. 1992 1994
Avante Philip van Vuuren (057) 212-7490 1 1995
B BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
The Baby International Deon Loretan (012) 333-2076 1 Sep. 1992 1994
(012) 73-5320
Baby International II Chris van der Merwe (012) 546-7087 1 1995
Bailey's AH Unknown (0225) 3-1582 1 1995
Banyan Vinyard Tony Duncan (011) 900-3828 1 Sep. 1992 1993
BaudRoom Morné Wiggins (011) 942-4603 2 1993 1994
(011) 942-1816
Bee-Line Mike Goode (021) 461-6275 3 Sep. 1992 1995
(021) 461-2149
(021) 461-4140
Beginner's Luck Unknown (01441) 2-5172 1 1995
Belle Model HeinRich W. KocH (012) 341-9990 1 1996 Pre-BBS advert
Belle/Mable Unknown (031) 78-3596 1 Oct. 1990
Bible BBS Pretoria Peter Miller (012) 661-8367 1 1996 2000
Bible Board Robert Laniewski (011) 764-6036 1 1995 2000+
BIG BBS Unknown (011) 475-6656 1 1995
Big Mac Dave McEwen (041) 33-3113 1 Sep. 1992 1995
The Big-Tech BBS Unknown (021) 691-6355 1
Bird's Nest Christo Badenhorst (011) 839-1310 1 Oct. 1990 1995
(011) 486-1308
Bitcom BBS Ryan Vietri (021) 61-2428 1 1993
BIXSA Mark Stayt (012) 347-0352 3 1995 Separate boards run concurrently
BIXSA Mark Stayt (011) 805-4609 1 1995 Separate boards run concurrently
Boeredata Bernard Vorster (012) 71-5992 1 1996
Border BBS Unknown (0431) 55866 1 1988
Bombed Out Charl Cilliers (018) 8-6524 2 1992 1995 Advert 1 | Advert 2 (nudity)
(018) 468-6262
Brainwaves Chris Clarke (021) 797-1696 1 1989 1995
Breadboard Ivan Frimmel (011) 918-1861 1 1989 1992?
Bruno's Martijn Brunott (021) 761-7996 1 Oct. 1990
Bridges Unknown (011) 403-5240 1 1995
BusiBaud JJ Milner (011) 788-3874 1 Sep. 1992 1993
Busy BBS Jean Sirenev (021) 794-5826 1 1992
C BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
Cablecom AH Michael Jordaan (011) 816-2455 1 Sep. 1992 1993
CALM Clive Jones (011) 900-1118 1 Sep. 1992 1995
CAMI Unknown (011) 476-5986 1 1995
Cande Online Dirk Erasmus (041) 35-5180 1 1995
Canon Ken Turner (021) 507-5112 1 1995
Cape MacBoard Reginald Louw (021) 96-6067 1 1993 1995
Capital Com-Tech Geoff Dellow (012) 71-5697 1 Oct. 1990
The Capricorn Mike De Bruyn (011) 434-1134 1 Oct. 1990 1995
(011) 683-2679
(011) 484-3586
Capricorn II Ralph Colyn (021) 790-4551 1 Oct. 1990
Catacomb Craig Nichols (011) 827-6763 1 Sep. 1992 1994
The Catalyst CT Mark Allen (021) 689-2008 3 1988
(021) 689-2215
(021) 689-2792
(021) 66-3112
(021) 69-2792
The Catalyst DN Mike Brand (031) 47-7405 1 1988
(031) 764-0353
The Catalyst JHB Tjaart Silvis (011) 888-3341 2 1988 1994 Registration letter from 1992
(011) 888-3332
(011) 782-3341
(011) 782-3332
The Catalyst PE Henk Wolsink (041) 34-1122 4 1988 2000 Fidonet Zone 5 (Africa) Coordinator until shutdown
(041) 34-2859
(041) 34-3279
(041) 51-3406
(041) 51-5913
(041) 33-6176
(041) 33-5088
Cauldron Robert Farrer (011) 828-6731 1 1995
CDrive #1 Justin Moore (031) 777-1572 1 1996
CD Enterprises Unknown (021) 531-9891 1 1995
CD-ViSiON AH Andrew Tavenor (011) 472-4157 1 1993 1993 Became "Alienation"
(011) 403-1248
CDS Online Grant Anderson (011) 744-3136 1 1993
Chameleon BBS Gary Colman (021) 462-4580 2 1993 1995 Different BBSes?
(021) 461-0140
Chameleon BBS Johan Benecke (021) 439-6546 1 1996 Different BBSes?
Chariot BBS Katja Christiansan (021) 72-9703 1 1993 1995 Previously "Clarion Support"
ChatNet Keith Waters (024) 56-3112 1 1992 1994?
Chatterbox Richard Pillay (031) 269-3728 4 Sep. 1992 1996
(031) 269-1096
(031) 269-1482
(031) 269-1484
Christian Network Peter Gill (011) 753-2564 1 1993 1998
(011) 753-1364
(011) 754-1293
Clan of the Claw AH Omero Saienni (011) 622-8160 1 1995
Clarion Support Katja Christiansan (021) 72-9703 1 1992 Became "Chariot BBS"
Clipper Expert Russel Stromin (011) 643-4201 1 Oct. 1990 1993
Clipper Guild Unknown (011) 614-6774 1 Oct. 1990
Coltech Pieter Joubert (041) 38-3611 1 1993
Commint Yoram Gur Arie (012) 348-7177 3 1995
Comp-Pat-Able Patrick Paterson + Gary Hendricks (011) 725-3819 1 1995 1996
The Compu'Cafe AH Graham Downs (011) 902-2693 1 1996 Predecessor to "Dungeon Keep"
Compuflex Jaco Lange (016) 55-3225 1 1995
Compu-Mania BBS Agostino Gaglio (018) 468-6779 1 1993 1994
Compu-Secure Paul Wolsink (012) 320-0549 1 Oct. 1990
Compustat Cape Town Steve Davies (021) 683-4368 1 1995
Compustat Durban Rob Lith (031) 207-4354 1 1995
Compustat JHB Brian Rowbotham (011) 803-8000 1 1995
Compustat P.E. Adrian Karth (041) 51-3083 1 1995
Computer Connexions Online Christian Ruocco (021) 45-4512 1 1996
Computer DAS Stewart Green (011) 616-1066 1 1996
Computer Den Unknown (011) 453-2118 1 Oct. 1990
Computer Haven Kassie Bester (012) 343-3953 1 1993 1994
Concept BBS Paul Giraud (011) 440-6246 1 Oct. 1992 1994
Connectica Ian Gerada (011) 886-4970 2 1995
(011) 886-5560
Connectix Dave Hall
Phil Clemo
(031) 266-9992 15 Sep. 1992 2000+
(031) 266-9835
(031) 266-9907
(031) 266-9987
(031) 266-9921
(031) 266-2277
Connectix JHB Dave Hall (011) 889-1744 8 1993 1994
CoolBBS Gaven Cohen (021) 761-8573 1 1992
Creative BBS Dan Wagner (011) 887-1949 1 1993 1995
Crazy AH Unknown (011) 706-3495 1 1992
CrossLink AH Paul De Klerk (041) 51-2808 1 1995
CrossWired BBS AH Xander Botha (021) 790-3983 1 1994 1995
Cryogenics AH Unknown (031) 42-2626 1 1995
CTT Computers Unknown (011) 674-3504 1 1992 1993
Cyber BBS AH André Miller (021) 99-3022 1 1993 1994 Advert
CyberComm Phil Clemo (031) 25-1039 6 1995
(031) 25-1061
(031) 25-1621
(031) 25-1638
(031) 25-2867
(031) 25-3039
CyberLogic-Communication AH Steven Pieterse (021) 75-8145 1 1995
The Cybernetic Dream Charles Evans (0331) 94-1698 1 1995
Cyberspace Mark Sayers (011) 917-2980 1 1994
CyberSpace AH Michael O'ehley (016) 76-9643 1 1995
D BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
The Dark Half BBS Peter Mares (011) 664-6346 1 1994
DarkStar AH Danie Joubert (012) 998-6339 1 1995
Data Link AH Robert Derot (031) 21-2457 1 May 1993 1993 Previously "Rob's BBS"
DataSOFT AH Craig Nicholson (031) 47-7658 1 1993
Dataverters Mike Cookson + Graeme Heaven (031) 765-5534 3 1993 1995
(031) 765-5950
(031) 765-6154
Democratic Solutions Richard Koenis (011) 826-2658 1 1992 1994
Depth of Insanity AH Ashley Kleynhans (011) 864-5787 1 1992 Became "House of Games"
Dezen Unknown (012) 55-3222 1 Oct. 1990
Diakonos Deon Strydom (0441) 8-1652 1 1993 1995
Diamond Group Tech Network Francois Rautenbach (012) 803-5683 1 1996
Dias BBS Fernando Lopes (011) 614-4486 1 1992 1993
DigiNews Jan Taljaard (012) 322-2999 2 1996
(012) 320-5102
Digital Domain Guy Langston (021) 64-1696 1 1994 1994
Digital Gallery Mark Furst (011) 783-9654 1 1993 1994
Digital Reality Tirone Nel (031) 708-5531 1 1995
Digital Systems Ali Amler (021) 439-8078 1 1992
Digitec Online Anthony Gerada (011) 328-4000 30 Sep. 1992 1996 Newspaper advert | RsaNET User Choice Awards 1993
(011) 328-4016
(011) 476-2008
(011) 476-2382
(011) 476-6254
(011) 476-7136
(011) 476-7137
(011) 476-7138
(011) 476-7526
(011) 476-7527
(011) 476-7528
(011) 476-7529
(011) 476-8579
(011) 476-8580
(011) 476-8581
(011) 476-8582
(011) 476-8583
(011) 476-8584
(011) 476-8585
(011) 476-8587
(011) 476-8790
(011) 476-8791
(011) 476-8792
(011) 476-8793
(011) 476-8794
Diocesan College BBS Kevin Duff + Michael Bax
Andrew Martin
(021) 689-1072 1 ca. 1989 1993
Domain of WaveWa AH Blake Turner (011) 705-2920 1 Sep. 1992
Doorwars Unknown (021) 761-7588 1 Oct. 1990
Door et al Evan Brighton (021) 21-1486 1 Oct. 1990 Related to "Et Al"?
Double Helix Richard Hawkins (051) 21-4776 1 1992
DriveLine Gary Naidoo (011) 883-4500 1 1993
Dual Vincent Williams (021) 448-4150 1 1993
Dungeon Keep Graham Downs (011) ???-???? 1 2000 Previously "The Compu'Cafe"
Dynamic Duggie Clarke (011) 680-9143 1 Sep. 1992 1993
E BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
EDIC Theunis Prinsloo (012) 342-3771 1 1993
EDSA BBS Mark Symons (011) 807-4420 1 1996
Educare Raj Naransamy (011) 854-2184 1 1993 1995
Edurek Software AH Hendrik Bosman (02823) 2-8788 1 1995
Eeru BBS Derek Nigrini (012) 320-0923 2 1992 1995
(012) 379-7288
(012) 379-7271
Electro Stean Snyman (021) 981-5234 1 1993
ElectroWave AH Carl Harding (011) 421-2743 1 1995
Eliac Mark Pullin (0431) 5-7949 1 Sep. 1992 1994
Enigma Gavin Lock (021) 96-9019 1 1992
Enviro-Base Dave Du Toit (0152) 307-5954 1 1995
E.S.C. Mike Brand (031) 72-0231 1 Sep. 1992
Et Al Michael Cameron (021) 419-8418 3 1993
(021) 419-8419
(021) 419-8420
(021) 419-7653
(021) 419-7654
Eye of the Storm Christiaan Keet (021) 887-9477 1 1993 1994
F BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
Fast! Graeme Slogrove (011) 706-1749 2 1992 1996
(011) 463-4940
FBI-BBS Frik Havenga (016) 81-1706 1 Sep. 1992 1995
For Your Eye's Only Che Bond (031) 29-8493 1 1993 1994
(031) 28-5318
The Force Craig Johnston
Kevin Scott
(031) 83-7720 1 Oct. 1990 1995
(031) 207-3394
(031) 23-0424
(031) 23-4868
Fotocom Awie Spengler
Wayne Borcher
(012) 323-2751 1 Oct. 1990 1993
Foundation BBS David Butler (011) 805-0892 1 1995
Fox's Lair Gerhard Goosen (041) 46-1244 1 1993
Frequency MODulation AH Cobus Pretorius (011) 955-2960 1 1994 1994
Friendly City Greg Murrell (041) 51-1185 2 1993 1999
(041) 51-2305
Frisoft David Kusner (011) 440-3215 2 1993
(011) 440-3216
Furbo AH Marcel Groenewald (012) 348-4933 1 1993
FUSiON Lloyd Weehuizen (021) 531-7034 1 1996
Future Unknown (011) 648-8154 1 Oct. 1990
Future II Unknown (011) 52-5841 1 Oct. 1990
Future Force Unknown (011) 753-2336 1 1992
G BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
GameCHIP AH Unknown (011) 972-7081 1 1995
Gamers Online II AH Peet Gouws (011) 763-5846 1 1993 1994
The Games Board Enrico Cibrario (011) 622-3518 2 1995
(011) 615-7758
Gandalf's Deon Maartens (011) 433-1988 1 Sep. 1992 1993 Predecessor of "Mon Ami"
GemNET! Craig Hind + Caroline (011) 964-1440 1 1993 1995
(011) 425-2380
Genie Systems Grant Karstel (021) 99-3480 1 1992
Genius AH Wally Human (011) 753-1331 1 1995
Geonet Amiga Eric Carsten (021) 592-2686 1 1988 1995
(021) 591-4954
Giaans BBS Gawie Myburg (012) 333-1163 1 Oct. 1990 1995
Giaans II Loot Enslin (012) 331-5088 1 Sep. 1992 1995
The Gig AH Shaun Johnston (0331) 6-3895 1 1995
Global Africa Charl Durand (011) 837-1094 1 1995
Goblin King Martin van Staaden (041) 30-1673 1 1995
Golden City Dave Pedler (011) 403-1756 2 Oct. 1990
(011) 403-1757
Goldfields Niel Uys (011) 393-3624 5 1990 1995
(011) 393-3626
(011) 393-4236
(011) 393-4159
(011) 393-4764
(0171) 8-4102 BBS relocated
(0171) 8-1157
(0171) 8-4278
(0171) 8-4279
gote land Unknown (031) 44-1115 1 1995
Graphics Hein Hurter (011) 817-1321 3 1992 1995 Advert
(011) 817-1590
(011) 817-1592
Great North BBS Kobus Myburg (0152) 296-0742 1 1995
Green Dragon Graham Leggett (011) 475-6637 2 1993 1995
(011) 679-5969
Grey High School AH Unknown (041) 33-4855 1 1995
Ground School BBS Nico Visagie (021) 930-1909 1 1993 1995
(021) 930-1301
Gus BBS Gus Pereira (011) 696-1230 1 1992
H BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
HAi WHQ BBS David Storer (021) 557-3231 1 1995
Hercules PC Club Dudley Marcus (031) 765-5312 1 1993
High Tech Net Unknown (012) 348-3718 1 Oct. 1990
High Tide Francois Verster (021) 913-6009 1 1993 1995
(021) 913-2034
Highlander BBS AH Steven Hazelden (024) 852-6914 1 1995
Highway Software Unknown (031) 74-3561 1 1988
Hints R US BBS AH Leon Steffens (012) 542-1845 1 1993
The HMVH Corporation BBS Herby Hönigsperger (011) 942-4208 1 15-12-1994 27-04-2000 ZIP file advert | Newsgroup advert
(011) 941-1341
(011) 768-6153
HNR "In Touch" BBS Graeme Adamson
Mohan Pokkali
(011) 444-0235 2 1993 1996
(011) 444-3911
(011) 444-5793
(011) 444-3781
Holistic Francois Joubert (012) 808-0888 1 1992 1993
Holo Anton Lasich (021) 788-3224 1 1992
Honey in the Rock Melvain Donyes (031) 463-1709 1 1992
House of Games AH Ashley Kleynhans (011) 864-5787 1 1993 Previously "Depth of Insanity", became "SASA"
HPS Marck Norton (011) 444-9443 1 1993
HSRC Genealogy Isabel Groesbeek (012) 202-2433 1 Sep. 1992 1995
I-K BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
I Spy Peter Spies (031) 21-8961 1 1993
I.D.S. Gavin Nesbitt (0331) 45-5710 1 1993 1995
IBM OS/2 User Group Simon Snyman
Paul Dreyer
Andrew Rindel
(011) 320-9201 10 Sep. 1992 1996
(011) 320-9204
(011) 320-8461
(011) 331-5508
(011) 475-3796
iCe BrEaKeR AH Anton de Kock (021) 99-1622 1 1996
ICL Personal Systems Philip van Staaden
Mark Mallabone
(011) 314-3582 1 1995 1996
Ideas BBS Harry Brindley (011) 643-3724 1 1983 mid-1988 The first private BBS in the country
The Igloo Greg Mahlknecht (031) 764-3377 1 1994 Successor of "Programs Paradise"
INFiNiTY Chris Lines (011) 781-1961 1 1996
The Inferno BBS "Lord_Cyrax" (012) 543-0317 1 1999
Infolink Anthony Walker (021) 683-2060 3 1993 1996
(021) 658-7171
(021) 658-7160
Infonet Jonathan Staskun (011) 646-8316 2 1995
Information Security BBS Oliver Steudler (021) 24-2208 1 1993 1995 Successor of "Virus Resource Centre"
Integrated Systems Adam Paster (021) 448-7439 4 Sep. 1992 1995
(021) 26-2866
(021) 26-2868
(021) 26-2869
(021) 418-2803
(021) 448-7442
Intelligent Systems BBS Unknown (011) 315-3291 1 Linked to Western Digital
Interlink Hub Mike Cameron (021) 683-2909 1 Sep. 1992 1994
Into the aBByS II AH Lawrence Bowen (0351) 92-2979 1 1993
ITS BBS Theunis Prinsloo (012) 43-3837 1 Sep. 1992 1993
Juggernaught Louis Greef (011) 949-1024 1 1992
Junksale Anthony Spirou (011) 622-9024 1 1995
Jury Rigged AH Neilen Marais (021) 531-9586 1 1996 Advert
Kasparov BBS AH Peet Gouws (011) 763-5846 1 Sep. 1992 1994
Keith's Place Keith Kennedy (011) 435-1779 2 1993 1995
(011) 435-9763
Key-Touch Unknown (021) 762-6338 1 Oct. 1990
Khanya BBS Steve Hayes (012) 333-6727 1 1996 2003+
KLeiN BBS Unknown (021) 881-3316 1 2000
L BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
L&R BBS Michael Nel (021) 595-2300 1 1993 1994
LA Technology Sharon Van Blerck (011) 807-0077 1 1993 1995
Laesabeam BBS Jason Engelbrecht (011) 907-4728 1 1995 1997 Advert (nudity)
The Lair David Herselman (011) 884-7945 1 1994 2000
The Lakeside BBS Mark Stayt (011) 472-5521 1 Sep. 1992 1995
(011) 318-2872
LanDesign BBS Unknown (011) 444-1301 1 1994 1995
The Last Connection Jason Rudlin (041) 47-1377 1 1995
Last Frontier Izak + Henri Fourie (011) 463-3874 1 1995
The Last Resort AH Paul Wollner (021) 58-3767 1 1993 1994
Lattice Support BBS Andre Lourens (011) 709-1303 1 1995
Layout de Marillac Allan Marillier (011) 768-2435 1 Sep. 1992 1994
(011) 886-7540
Layout Southern Africa Charles Kerr (011) 886-0267 1 1996
Lazer BBS Shaun Dicker (012) 386-1161 1 1993
LeClub Ina Sonnenmoser (011) 315-1791 15 1992 1995
(011) 315-4680
(011) 315-4681
(011) 315-4682
(011) 315-3477
(011) 805-0578
(011) 805-0579
(011) 805-0580
(011) 805-0581
(011) 805-0582
(011) 805-0600
(011) 805-0601
(011) 805-0628
(011) 805-1168
(011) 805-3799
Levi's Unknown (012) 377-2228 1 1992 1993
Live Wire Graeme Geldenhuys (021) 851-2360 1 1995 1996
(024) 51-2360
Logic Jerry Henriques (021) 591-4954 1 1993
Logic System AH Unknown (012) 565-6337 1 1995
Lost Link Warwick Ward-Cox (021) 551-3691 1 1993 1995
Lost Souls AH Bobby Oswald (011) 475-0205 1 1995
Lotus Club International Christine Masson (011) 476-6617 1 1993 1995
Lotus Customer Service & Support Lawrence Micallef (011) 884-7018 1 1996
Luna-Antics Martin Lorton (021) 461-2656 1 Sep. 1992 1995
Lux Africae John Leuner (012) 346-4726 1 1995 Successor of "Psychogony"
Lynch Gate BBS Unknown (021) 531-8264
M BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
M. to M. CSS CT Kirk Kinnear (021) 557-7785 1 Sep. 1992 1995
(021) 419-4768
M. to M. CSS JHB Kirk Kinnear (011) 403-1199 1 1993 1995
M+PD Aris Stathakis (011) 887-0084 4 1995
Mad Dog Bryan Haefele (041) 66-2491 1 Oct. 1990 1995
MAD Hintline Haneef Tayob (012) 374-2388 3 1993 1996
(012) 374-2289
(012) 374-2774
Maelstrom Demetri + John Yamoyany (041) 33-2407 1 1995
MABEL Unknown (031) 86-7858 1 1988
The Magic Island Gert De Swardt (011) 974-3929 1 1995
Magnum BBS Joe Rinck + Nicky Gilliar (021) 26-1101 2 Sep. 1992 1995
(021) 26-1613
Mail Mecca Mark Stayt (012) 450-2070 1 Sep. 1992 1993
Malone's All Night Diner F.W. Nolte (012) 543-0825 1 1993 1994
Marques Systems Stefan Schoeman (057) 396-6122 6 1996
(057) 396-1918
Maxfokus Pierre du Preez (01722) 2-2665 2 1993 1995
(01722) 2-3415
(057) 212-3415
The MECO BBS Andrew Martin (021) 61-8260 1 Oct. 1990
MED+LINK Philip Galt (011) 768-1099 1 1995
Meg-Data Ian Meggy (021) 531-0450 1 Oct. 1990 1995
Mega/Technetics AH Gregory Eales (0331) 96-5834 1 1995
Megavibe BBS Justin Bloom (011) 683-9623 1 1993 1994
Meltdown Unknown (031) 72-7802 1 1995
Menace II Society Jonathan Speiger (01311) 4-9772 1 1994 1994
Metal Worx Manual Sardo (021) 73-6076 1 1993 1995
Micro Baud Unknown (021) 65-1603 1 1988
Micro Tron Warren Bird (031) 77-3687 1 1992 1993
MidCity Jacques Swart (012) 322-5166 1 1996 1997
Midnight Caller AH Wayne Stanley (031) 266-0547 1 1995
Mirrored Trap Inc Warren Ashe (011) 792-8878 1 1993
Modem 2 Modem Gordon Buitendach (012) 335-4025 1 1995
Modemania Unknown (021) 21-5007 1 Oct. 1990
Mon Ami Deon Maartens (011) 433-1988 1 Apr. 1993 Dec. 1993 Successor of "Gandalf's Garden"
Moonlight Steve Phillips (011) 482-8233 2 1995
(011) 482-4738
Mossies BBS AH Anton Mostert (012) 77-6811 1 1993
Mother City MailHUB James Burns-Howell (021) 61-8780 1 1995
Mother One Ivan Frimmel (011) 425-3430 1 1992 1995?
Mr Modem Johnny Staskun (011) 646-8316 2 1994 1994
(011) 646-8317
The Musketeer HenkJan Visser (012) 565-6337 1 1995
Music and Mail Paul Clifford (011) 395-1792 1 1993 1995
Mutant Pencil's Pad Santie Vandenplas (021) 99-1756 1 Sep. 1992 1995
(021) 919-0300
N BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
Natal Amateur Computer Club Trevor Horwitz (031) 21-4957 1 1992 1993
NCS Colyn Brookes (021) 930-2752 1 1993 1995
Neon BBS Byron Sorgdrager (018) 7-1213 1 1993 1994
(018) 468-7425
The Net Kevin Fourie (0431) 58-9332 1 1992 1993
Netline Flagship Ian Gerada
David Eborall
(011) 789-6083 6 Sep. 1992 1995
(011) 789-6084
(011) 789-6085
(011) 789-6086
(011) 789-6087
(011) 789-6088
(011) 789-6089
(011) 789-6195
Netline KSD Gustav Karlson (016) 66-0955 2 Oct. 1990 1994
(016) 2-6955
(016) 28-3139
Netline Magic Johnny Staskun (011) 646-8316 2 1993 1994
(011) 646-8317
Netline Northcliff Alan Kanowitz (011) 477-1225 2 Sep. 1992 1994
(011) 477-6003
The Network Peter Spies (031) 84-8562 1 Sep. 1992 1993
NewsLine Trevor Roberts + Brenda Barralet (031) 83-4202 1 1995
NIBS Unknown (012) 349-1801 1 1995
Night Hawk Barry Williams (021) 975-2182 1 Sep. 1992 1994
(021) 96-3734
Night Owl Tinus le Roux (011) 774-4152 1 1992
Nightcall AH Alistair Carruthers (041) 33-3812 1 1993
Noname Pieter Erasmus (012) 329-1743 1 1992 1993
NoT! PoWeR PRoDuCTions AH Unknown (021) 931-3896 1 1995
Novell User Group Richard Peer (012) 221-2345 1 Nov. 1989 Oct. 2004 Fidonet Zone 5 (Africa) Coordinator after "The Catalyst" shut down
(012) 333-1642
The Nuclear Connection Johannes Rust (021) 853-8117 1 1996
Nuclear Fallout Shelter AH Anthony Patton (011) 662-1017 1 1995
Nut Cracker BBS AH Philip van Rooyen (012) 333-8378 1 1993
O BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
Online Direct Clive Jones (011) 807-0436 1 1993 Predecessor of "CALM"
ONline Welcome John Bannister (011) 462-1338 13 1993 1996 Advert from Computer Faire CD-ROM
(011) 462-4565
(011) 462-1130
(011) 462-1229
(011) 462-4590
(011) 462-4604
(011) 462-4682
(011) 462-4686
(011) 462-4835
(011) 462-4967
(011) 462-5014
(011) 462-5023
(011) 462-5040
(011) 880-9191
(011) 447-2055
(011) 447-1047
Oracle AH Unknown (012) 73-2297 1 1995
Orion Unknown (051) 47-7746 1 1995
OS2 User Group Simon Snyman (011) 475-3796 1 1993
Overlord Jonathan Scott (011) 682-3658 1 1993
Ozone Friendly Mike Davis (021) 23-4998 1 1995
P BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
P.E. Technikon Renaldo Rheeder (041) 53-4278 1 Sep. 1992 1994
P.I.L.L.S. Rene Doms (011) 884-3215 1 1993
Pactel AH Errol Walker (0331) 6-7704 1 1995 1996
Paradise City Brad Hendrickse
Ivan Hendrickse
(021) 797-2536 1 1994 1995
Paragon Jerry Henriques (021) 591-4954 1 Oct. 1990
Pat's System Pat Verner (012) 333-2049 1 Sep. 1992 1995
(012) 333-9489
(012) 667-2416
Paul's Place Paul Durrant (021) 794-4773 1 Sep. 1992
PBS Support AH Dawid van Wyngaard (01781) 9-2772 1 1996
PC-2-PC Carl Boshoff (011) 391-3627 2 1992
(011) 391-3628
PC-BBS Unknown (011) 943-4405 1 Oct. 1990
PC-Talk Andrew Pappas (011) 475-5499 1 1995
PC Workshop Mike Hein (012) 661-5758 2 1992 1994
(012) 98-3266
(012) 998-8995
(012) 998-8996
PEEBS/PEREL Unknown (041) 30-4573 1 1988
PE On-Line AH Robert Meier (041) 33-6108 1 1995
Pelican Unknown (021) 733-0050 1 1990 1991
Pete's Peter Wolters (011) 415-1560 1 Sep. 1992 1993
Phantasia Unknown (011) 955-3597 1 1995
The Pirate Jaco Le Roux (01471) 2-2318 1 Sep. 1992 1993
Pirate Parts Inc. AH Hermann + Charl Botha (021) 949-0785 1 1995
Playboy Unknown (031) 77-3231 1 1995
Potties BBS AH Frikkie Potgieter (041) 46-3894 1 1993
PRoBE AH Stephen Maritz (021) 99-5154 1 1996
ProFORUM Nigel Bakker + Avron Welgemoed (011) 441-4106 2 1992 1994
(011) 441-4062
(011) 339-7525
PROG-MANIA! AH Unknown (031) 78-3460 1 1995
Programmer's Test Robert Moody (021) 72-5317 1 1996
Programmer's Workshop Corne Van Dyk (011) 478-1130 1 1996
Programs Paradise Greg Mahlknecht (031) 764-3377 1 Sep. 1992 Succeeded by "The Igloo"
Pro-X Andre Du Toit (011) 836-4600 1 1995
PSI Sector Oliver Galloway (011) 475-4941 1 1992 1993
Psychogony BBS AH John Leuner (012) 46-1257 2 1993 1994 Predecessor of "Lux Africae"
(012) 46-8551
Pure Logic Oskar Pearson (0351) 3-2526 1 1992
Pure Surf Nathan Stevenson (031) 561-5943 1 1995
Pygmy Jack Basson (021) 887-1868 2 1995 1996
(021) 887-3455
Pyramid Shane Greyvenstein (012) 662-1720 1 Sep. 1992 1993
Pyro Tech IV Jan van Eeden (012) 63-1848 1 Sep. 1992 1993
Pyroto Mountain Unknown (011) 407-5327 1 1988
Q-R BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
Quantum BBS Tiaan Van Aardt (0148) 6469 1 Sep. 1992 1995
(0148) 294-6469
Quasimodo's Lincoln Solomon (051) 446-3662 1 1996
R&G Board Ron Stynes (021) 975-1928 1 1993 1994
Radio Shack Arno Diemer (021) 462-4605 1 1996
Radon BBS Gert Lombard (012) 661-1257 1 1993 1994
RAMS Unknown (011) 880-3510 1 1995
Rand Data Systems Richard Kruger (011) 412-2540 1 1993? 1994 Preceded by "Soft-Mail"
Randburg Ultra Malcolm Kleu (011) 476-4735 1 Sep. 1992 1994
Rascal Calvin Browne (011) 886-5353 1 1995
Red Hot Chili Pepper Faan Pretorius (0136) 31-3230 1 1995 Advert
The Red Scorpion Sergio Barata (012) 73-5788 1 1992
Reflections Adult Andre Melcher (017) 631-2106 1 1996
Remote Computer Service Unknown (011) 318-1616 1 1992
RF BBS AH Patrick Kirby (011) 902-3919 1 1996 1997 Advert
RGN/HSRC David Butler + Diederick de Roos (012) 28-3124 1 1992 1994
Rob's BBS AH Robert Derot (031) 21-2457 1 May 1993 Predecessor of "Datalink"
Rodney's BBS Alessandro Mion (021) 975-1928 1 1994 1995
RSA-BBS Johann van Vuuren (011) 477-9782 2 1992 Registration letter from 1992
(011) 477-9786
Running Wild Wikkie Van Zyl (0441) 74-1204 1 1994 1995
S BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
SACEC Deon Loretan (012) 349-1095 1 1993 1994
SASA AH Ashley Kleynhans (011) 864-5787 1 1993 1994 Previously "House of Games AH"
Scumsoft BBS Unknown (011) 646-2456 1 1992 1993
Secret City Adult BBS Unknown (021) 434-1401 4 1995 1996 Advert 1 | Advert 2 (NSFW)
(021) 434-1402
(021) 434-1439
(021) 434-1440
The Sentinel AH Hans Huberland (011) 704-3762 1 1995
The Servutron Connection Johan Coetser (0136) 2-2891 1 1995
Shadow BBS AH Unknown (011) 855-2383 1 1995
ShadowLand BBS Will Steffen (021) 705-6355 1 1993
Sharelink Pieter Joubert (041) 38-3611 1 1993 1995
SHE BBS "Cassie Wright" (011) 482-6904 1 1994 1995
(011) 726-3797
Sheldon's Fido Peter Sheldon (021) 683-2909 1 Oct. 1990
Sherwood Forest AH Johan Du Toit (012) 543-1315 1 1993
Shockwave Andrew Murray (011) 888-6345 1 01-07-1994 31-12-1996
(011) 888-3791
Siak Zerra's BBS Uri Margalit (011) 442-8136 1 Oct. 1990
Siemens Telebox Peter Klimt (012) 836-2417 1 Oct. 1990
Silicon Assault AH Philip Malan (041) 33-7268 1 1995
Silicon Brain Implant Rory + Warren Barton (011) 792-0973 1 1995 1996
(011) 793-2527
Skynet Martin Orton (057) 217-2159 1 1995
SnarfQuest AH Steven Wishart (011) 892-3374 1 ca. 1989 ca. 1994
Soft-Mail Richard Kruger (011) 412-2540 1 1992 1993? Predecessor of "Rand Data Systems"
SOFTEL Online Systems Chris Kenward (031) 765-5002 8 1984 1993
(031) 765-5045
(031) 765-5508
(031) 765-5513
(031) 765-5514
(031) 75-3554
(031) 765-5308
(031) 765-5322
SOFTEX Petrus Van Breda (011) 975-9073 1 1990 1995
Softpack Software Tomek Stochmal (011) 54-3980 1 1993 1994
(011) 421-3980
SoftSpot AH Unknown (021) 460-3492 1 1995
Software Connection Nicholas Wessels (011) 782-6810 6 1995
(011) 782-7129
(011) 782-8138
(011) 782-8159
(011) 888-7435
(011) 888-7436
Software People Various SysOps (012) 73-3104 1 1993 1994
Sounds Waves Stephen Clarke (021) 762-9032 1 1994
The Source Code John Farrington (011) 892-3374 1 1993
Specifix Etien Plekker (024) 55-4113 1 Sep. 1992 1994
Spectrum Andre van Heerden (012) 348-5425 1 1994 1995
(012) 998-9141
Spiral Helix Kobus Myburgh (051) 30-0434 1 1993 1994
Sports Electronic David Theron (011) 435-2181 1 1996
Spy Michael Nel (021) 92-3182 1 1993 1995
(021) 919-0267
SSSBBS Unknown (021) 587-1918 1 1988
Stalkers I David Herselman (011) 884-7945 1 1993 1994 Became "The Lair" | Advert
Stalkers II Matthew Green (011) 442-7902 1 1993
Standard Systems Unknown (012) 21-5164 1 Oct. 1990
Star Trevor Angus (0431) 37-2553 1 Oct. 1992 1995
The Star City Edwin Peer (012) 333-2246 1 1993 1995
Starlight BBS Rodney Shaw (031) 701-5608 1 1993
State of the Ark Justin Lipman (011) 834-2199 1 Oct. 1990
Stax BBS Unknown (011) 907-1009 1 1992
Stealth BBS AH Keith Clegg (011) 768-3498 1 1994 1994
Steel Fury Richard Volpe (041) 51-1389 1 1995
Stock Data Cafe Johann Sieberhagen (011) 393-2680 1 1996
StuSoft Data System Andrew Stubbs (011) 886-5840 1 Oct. 1990
Super Diamond Jan Botha (011) 887-1949 1 1995
T BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
Tech Air William Sussman (011) 884-6836 1 1988 1994
(011) 642-9919
Technique BBS Andre Smit (011) 849-2037 1 Oct. 1990
TechnoSystems Avi Miller (021) 794-4762 1 Oct. 1990 1994
Teddy Mike O'Nay (011) 683-7541 1 Oct. 1990 1994
(011) 683-4330
Tele-Soft Christoff Joubert (012) 807-2005 1 Sep. 1992 1995
(012) 348-3786
Tinderbox Online Mike Goode (021) 22-2440 3 1996
(021) 22-2441
(021) 22-2442
Toady's Palace Jacques Slabbert (0444) 93-1168 1 1993 1995
Top Byte Neal Blount (012) 660-2410 1 Sep. 1990 Jan. 1996 Demo screenshot | topdemo.zip
(012) 64-8134
Top Line Mac Anamourlis (011) 828-9315 1 Oct. 1990 1995
(011) 58-93155
Top System BBS Eugene Rudman (021) 96-9016 1 Oct. 1990
Total Chaos AH Nir Oren (011) 882-5314 1 1993 1994
Treasure Trove Dale Pinn (031) 83-2517 1 1993 1995
TriTECH BBS Heinrich Steenberg (041) 933-5952 1 1994 1995
Twilight Zone Graeme Ross (031) 77-3357 1 1993 1995
U-V BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
Ultimate Gavin Siller (011) 864-6238 1 1992
Umtata Roy Muller (0471) 2-3668 1 1992
Uninet Unknown (011) 476-4519 16 1988
Unisa Editorial Steve Hayes (012) 429-2882 1 Sep. 1992 2000
(012) 429-8641
University of Natal Unknown (031) 816-2103 1 Oct. 1990
Valtronics Unknown (031) 42-1923 1 1988
VC BBS George Inacio (011) 435-1345 5 1992 1995 Advert
(011) 435-3922
(011) 435-1431
(011) 435-3927
(011) 435-1446
(011) 435-1454
(011) 435-9946
VideoNet Unknown (021) 417-4150 1 Oct. 1990
VeTech Leon Gerber (012) 64-3939 1 1995
Virtual Reality Dan Wagner (011) 880-6830 1 1993
Virus Resource Centre Oliver Steudler (021) 24-2208 1 Sep. 1992 Became "Information Security BBS"
Visions AH Onno Vrijburg (041) 31-1879 1 1995
The Vulcan AH Jack Peters (011) 768-3452 1 1993 1994
W-Z BBS Name SysOp/s Number/s Nodes Dates active Comment/s
WarZone Ryan Vietri (021) 61-2428 1 1994 1995
West Rand Clan Ian Macintosh (011) 412-3130 1 Oct. 1990
WILDCAT! World AH Duggie Clarke (011) 485-3085 1 1995
Windows Connection Van Gils Bros. (011) 794-2569 1 1993
WizzarD's RealM AH Unknown (011) 673-8733 1 1995
The Wolf's Den AH Zdzisiu Wapiennik (012) 87-1274 1 1995
Wolfenstein Michael Steyn (012) 326-1332 1 1993 1995
(012) 64-5823
(012) 341-5642
World of Windows Bradley Patton (011) 468-1979 1 1993 1994
WOW International Wilhelm Lehman (012) 73-9069 2 Sep. 1992 1994
(012) 333-9069
XYZ BBS Andre Neuwenhuys (021) 762-5891 1 1993 1995
Zero BBS Lee Martin (011) 834-6885 1 1992 1997 Advert
ZYMoTiC AH Louis de Jager (021) 887-1410 1 1996

Explanation of the table fields:

BBS Name: Because sometimes it changed.

SysOp/s: The name of the guy who ran the show (it was usually guys).
If two names (joined by a +) are listed, we are given to understand it as a collaborative effort while some BBSes, it seems, were eventually placed in the care of another person (listed underneath). Commercial/support BBSes often had a rotating roster of SysOps.

Number/s: All dial-in/phone numbers ever associated with the BBS. Telnet addresses were excluded.

Nodes: Although there may have been several phone numbers associated with a BBS, it doesn't mean that all were active at the same time.
For instance, if a board had two numbers associated with it but the "Nodes" field only shows "1", then it's clear that the phone number changed at least once -- which would be typical for a BBS that started as an after-hours (AH) board and later got its own dedicated line. Or the SysOp simply moved house. Conversely, some BBSes may have started with one number only, then gradually added nodes until they either scaled down, or closed down. The number indicates the known maximum number of simultaneous nodes of a given BBS -- ever.

Dates active: Again, these dates are based on any date stamping of the original available lists and a little bit of sleuthing.
A date range of "Oct. 1993 to 1995" means that we know the BBS was active in October 1993 and that it was still active in the year 1995 -- but for all we know it could've been launched as early as 1991 and shut down in 1998 only. We simply do not have that data.

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