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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.

5th Meetup[edit]

Wikipedia Meetups
   June 2021 +/-
San Diego 68 (wiknic) June 5, 2021 (2021-06-05)
Australia (online) June 9, 2021 (2021-06-09)
London 171 (online) June 13, 2021 (2021-06-13)
South Africa 10 (hybrid) June 12, 2021 (2021-06-12)
San Diego 69 (Balboa Park)
& 70 (online)
June 19, 2021 (2021-06-19)
South Africa 9 (online) June 26, 2021 (2021-06-26)
BLT (online) June 27, 2021 (2021-06-27)
   July 2021 +/-
BLT (online) July 25, 2021 (2021-07-25)
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For meetups in other languages, see the list on Meta

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

Fastjet headquarters location?[edit]

I'm trying to find the location of Fastjet's head office in South Africa. I read that it moved from Gatwick Airport in the UK to Johannesburg, but I cannot find a reference to a postal address for this facility, and Fastjet's financial reports show a London address as being the head office.

I wonder what's going on? WhisperToMe (talk) 01:02, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

Historic building in Cape Town[edit]

Good evening, I was looking at some historic buildings in Cape Town and found this beautiful one on the corner between St Georges Mall and Wale Street. Now, I was not able to find much about it except for its name (Mandela Rhodes Building)... Does anyone know something more about it, maybe even about its history? I would really appreciate any sort of help! Thank you in advance.--Plumbago Capensis (talk) 22:41, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

See Greenman (talk) 18:09, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Women in Africa contest[edit]

March is the third and final month of Women in Red's focus on biographies of African women in our Women in Africa contest. Up to now, around a hundred articles have been contributed but with your collaboration, we hope to have many more.--Ipigott (talk) 11:53, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

South African cricket lists[edit]

Hi everyone. Hope you all are well. If anyone you have some time then please give your input at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of international cricket five-wicket hauls on Irish cricket grounds. Thanks. Störm (talk) 17:08, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Mbizana Local Municipality name change[edit]

I have just reverted a few edits about the renaming of this municipality. The way it was done was quite "clumsy". How are these changes usually handled? Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 08:06, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Unlike individual cities and towns, municipalities are governmental structures that are named whatever the government says they are (by notice under the Municipal Structures Act in the Provincial Gazette). So I would say, we just move the article to the new name and update the contents of the article. See e.g. JB Marks Local Municipality (formerly Ventersdorp-Tlokwe). - htonl (talk) 11:15, 19 March 2021 (UTC)


I was working on fixing some of the oldest articles on Wikipedia tagged without references. For one particular article I'm having trouble finding a reliable reference stating that Gleniffer is a suburb of Johannesburg, or at least a reference from a gov't entity saying so. Most stuff (which isn't much) seems to show this small area of land within Bryanston. Any help with refs or clarification on this point would be welcomed here or within the actual article. Thank you. BarkeepChat 14:43, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

I checked into the land records and it looks like Gleniffer is a suburban development, consisting of one block of eight houses. So I would agree that it doesn't even reach the level of being a neighbourhood, and I can find no evidence that it is sufficiently notable to have a Wikipedia article of its own. I would suggest either WP:PROD it or redirect it to Bryanston, Gauteng. - htonl (talk) 18:38, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for the feedback. Based on my research and your comments this seems like a candidate for redirect. It could probably pass through the PROD process, but I'll go forward with suggested redirect instead. Then I'll follow that up with a subsequent removal from the {{City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality}} template which is where almost all of its other inter English Wikipedia links originate from. BarkeepChat 19:36, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
I spotted two others in similar situations - Clynton and Dalecross. There are probably more, it looks like they were probably created in bulk off of some list that must have included individual housing developments not just actual suburbs. - htonl (talk) 16:02, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
Praegville might be another. Thanks for doing this. Meanderingbartender (talk) 12:58, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
Indeed it is; I have redirected it to Ferndale, Gauteng. - htonl (talk) 17:48, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Photo request - Cape Town[edit]

Are there any members of this WP in the Cape Town area who are able to get a post-fire photograph of Mostert's Mill and upload it to Commons please? Mjroots (talk) 18:49, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

I don't think anyone will be able to get one yet; as I understand it the area is still closed off by emergency services. - htonl (talk) 19:04, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Wnbcsa has already uploaded an image to Commons, and it's been added to the article. Mjroots (talk) 19:35, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
It was deleted as a copyvio, so we still need a photo. Mjroots (talk) 15:17, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

"Football" vs. "soccer" in category name[edit]

The "football" vs. "soccer" issue has arisen again in my proposal to rename Category:Football and apartheid. Participation is welcome. The discussion is here. Good Ol’factory (talk) 01:12, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

24 April 2021 online community meetup[edit]

Hello everyone, Wikimedia South Africa will be hosting an online community meetup for the South African Wiki community. Its going to happen on Saturday, 24 April 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00. All community members are welcome to join. Find out more at the meetup page here: WMZA meetup 7.--Discott (talk) 08:17, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

29 May 2021 online community meetup[edit]

Hello everyone, Wikimedia South Africa will be hosting an online community meetup for the South African Wiki community. It is going to happen on Saturday, 29 May 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00. All community members are welcome to join. Find out more at the meetup page here: WMZA meetup 8.--Discott (talk) 08:38, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Announcing South African Bookshelf Project[edit]

Wikimedia South Africa has launched its Bookshelf project which allows Wikipedia editors to more easily access reference material. If you are working on a South Africa related article and you need a reference from a paid source (such as a book, or academic journal article) then you are invited to apply. If you are successful the chapter will pay for the reference source so you can access it and use it to improve Wikipedia.--Shupai Mchuchu (WMZA) (talkcontribs) 09:01, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

The link leads to an error - "Sorry, the file you have requested does not exist." - htonl (talk) 10:16, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Help with a Newcomer[edit]

Good Morning

I am new on Wikipedia but want to get involved with this WikiProject. I have already added my name to the list and would like to start helping right away, how can I? I have only edited on Article: Racism in South Africa; but would like to assist with as many articles about South Africa as possible. Please let me know :)