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Wikimedia ZA Annual General Meeting 2017[edit]

This is just to let everyone know that the Wikimedia ZA AGM will be taking place in November 2017 in Cape Town. See below for more details.

  • Time: Sunday, 26 November 2017, starts at 14:00 to 17:00
  • Location: 6 Spin Street Restaurant (in the Tutu room at the back), ground floor, 6 Spin Street, in the Cape Town city bowl area.

If you would like to attend digitally we will be broadcasting the event over Google Hangouts, to join click on the link here.

The event page can be found on the Wikimedia ZA website here.

The AGM is open to all South African based Wikipedia and other Wikimeddia project editors. Membership is required to vote on resolutions but not required to attend. People are able to sign up as members at the AGM or they can signup before hand at the details on the Wikimedia ZA website.

Critical problems in Biodiversity of Cape Town[edit]

The geographical extent of Cape Town is not defined in the article, so the correct scope of the contents is undecided, making it impossible to fix errors and update. Since Cape Town has varied in extent over time and will probably do so again, and the extent is not specified in the Cape Town article, the value of the biodiversity article as encyclopedic material is dependent on the defined extent. I would prefer input from others before making a decision which some may see as arbitrary. Unless there are other suggestions, I propose using the current extent of the City of Cape Town, with the exception of the Prince Edward Islands. · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 04:03, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Sporadic IP disruption on Mmanthatisi[edit]

Please consider watchlisting this page. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 14:12, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

Ekurhuleni townships renamed in February, or were they?[edit]

Discussion at Talk:City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality#3 townships renamed in early 2020 - or were they?.

Affected pages: City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Thembisa, Thokoza, Tsakani, Template:City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, and possibly others. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 01:02, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

I'd appreciate some help with reviewing my article[edit]

I've just submitted an article for review (Draft:Ike_Moriz). I'd very much appreciate any support from the SA Wikiproject! Thank you Awellmann (talk) 13:24, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

@Awellmann: Since you moved the page to Ike Moriz yourself, I removed the WP:AFC review template. Note that this article already exists in the German and Afrikaans Wikipedia. If you read those languages, you might find useful information that can be incorporated in the English version. If you or for that matter any other editor includes any direct or near-direct translations from the articles in those languages, please use the {{Translated page}} template on this article's talk page. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 14:29, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
@Davidwr: Thank you so much for your support and all the advice! Much appreciated! --Awellmann (talk) 14:42, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

5th Meetup[edit]

Wikipedia Meetups
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BLT @ Seattle (online) November 3, 2020 (2020-11-03)
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BLT @ FTYC (online) November 21, 2020 (2020-11-21)
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London 161 (online) November 22, 2020 (2020-11-22)
Malaysia 3 (online) November 24, 2020 (2020-11-24)
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Everyone is warmly invited to attend the 5th South African online discussion held on Zulip.

Date and time[edit]

  • Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
  • Start time: 10:00 AM SAST
  • End Time: 12:00 PM SAST
  • Location: Online Meeting
    • Platform: Zulip (text chat)

Join the Months of African Cinema Global Contest![edit]

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The AfroCine Project invites you to join us again this October and November, the two months which are dedicated to improving content about the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand contents in Wikimedia projects which are connected to this scope. Kindly list your username under the participants section to indicate your interest in participating in this contest.

We would be awarding prizes to different categories of winners:

  • Overall winner
    • 1st - $500
    • 2nd - $200
    • 3rd - $100
  • Diversity winner - $100
  • Gender-gap fillers - $100
  • Language Winners - up to $100*
We would be adding additional categories as the contest progresses, along with local prizes from affiliates in your countries. For further information about the contest, the prizes and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. Looking forward to your participation.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 19:22, 22nd September 2020 (UTC)

Ýou can opt-out of this annual reminder from The Afrocine Project by removing your username from this list

The Months of African Cinema Contest Continues in November![edit]

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Thank you very much for participating in the Months of African Cinema global contest/edit-a-thon, and thank you for your contributions so far.

It is already the middle of the contest and a lot have been achieved already! We have been able to get over 1,500 articles created in over fifteen (15) languages! This would not have been possible without your support and we want to thank you. If you have not yet listed your name as a participant in the contest page please do so.

Please make sure to list the articles you have created or improved in the article achievements' section of the contest page, so that they can be easily tracked. To be able to claim prizes, please also ensure to list your articles on the users by articles page. We would be awarding prizes to different categories of winners:

  • Overall winner
    • 1st - $500
    • 2nd - $200
    • 3rd - $100
  • Diversity winner - $100
  • Gender-gap filler - $100
  • Language Winners - up to $100*

We are very excited about what has been achieved so far, but your contributions are still needed to further exceed all expectations! Let’s create more articles before the end of this contest, which is this November!!!

Thank you once again for being part of this global event! --Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:30, 06 November 2020 (UTC)

You can opt-out of this annual reminder from The Afrocine Project by removing your username from this list

First women MP(s) in Namibia[edit]

Hello. I'm compiling a list of the first women MPs in each country, but have been unable to find the answer for Namibia. It looks like it was during the South-West Africa period (hence asking here). The Inter-Parliamentary Union claim it was 1989, but I have found references to Anna Frank being a member of the Legislative Assembly in the early 1980s. If anyone can point me to a definitive source, it would be much appreciated. Cheers, Number 57 18:24, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Biodiversity of South Africa[edit]

I have been working on this topic and related articles recently. There is a navbox covering all the relevant articles I have noticed so far, including redlinks for articles yet to be created but likely to be suitable. Anyone who is interested is welcome to comment and suggest changes to the navbox content or layout, and to improve or suggest improvements for any of the articles. Creating some species articles to reduce the redlink count of the lists of flowering plants of South Africa would be really useful, there are a lot of endemic and indigenous plants with no coverage. Cheers, · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 14:31, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Wendy Luhabe[edit]

Talk:Wendy Luhabe § This page needs to be watched for undisclosed paid editing I dream of horses (Contribs) Please notify me after replying off my talk page. Thank you. 22:48, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Cape Town navboxes[edit]

At present there are several (7 listed) navboxes for Cape Town and subtopics. Some could be usefully combined, and in many cases also updated, while others are very peripheral (Template:Cape Town City F.C. squad). I propose to combine those most central to the topic and where appropriate, expand the resulting navbox to include more of the articles about the place, and make them easier to find, thereby making them more useful to the interested reader and editor alike. Articles about people will generally be excluded except for functionaries like the mayor and others where notability is directly related to association with the City.

I intend to name the navbox Template:Cape Town, and combine the approximate contents of Template:Cape Town, Template:City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, Template:Cape Town freeways, Template:City of Cape Town government, Template:Cape Town radio and Template:Cape Town Skyscrapers, but not Template:Cape Town City F.C. squad, along with other relevant links currently not included in a navbox for the City. The revised template will be normally autocollapsed with collapsible groups, which can be set to open the most appropriate group when the navbox is manually opened, but also allows the other collapsible groups to be opened manually by a second click. An example of the general structure can be seen in use in the Biodiversity of South Africa set of articles

Your constructive comments and suggestions are solicited. · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 06:17, 28 November 2020 (UTC)