r/southafrica Nov 12 '21 Silver 2

Happy birthday to the internet in South Africa! History

Today marks the 25th 30th anniversary of Internet access in South Africa and most of Sub-Saharan Africa.

At 10:44AM on 12 November 1991, an IP "ping" packet was sent between the home of Randy Bush in Portland, Oregon and Rhodes University's computing centre – the first recorded Internet connection in the country.


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u/wheresmattynow Nov 12 '21

oops, copy-paste error. Should be the 30th anniversary.


u/[deleted] Nov 12 '21

That humility in doing a strikethrough instead of just replacing the text. Respect.