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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.

Absa CEO[edit]

Hi all,

Just posted this here:


Nicola Mawson (talk) 07:16, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

RfC at Talk:Soccer in South Africa[edit]

A request for comment regarding the usage of "football" or "soccer" for South African association football articles has been opened at Talk:Soccer in South Africa. Any contribution from project members would be appreciated. S.A. Julio (talk) 01:26, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

Absa pages[edit]

Hi all

Not quite a South African issue, although Absa is headquartered in South Africa. The Group has recently rebranded across its African operations. Page name/info change requests have been posted here:

Thank you so much!

Nicola Mawson (talk) 12:14, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

It is enough to post a request at the talk pages of the respective articles, someone will take a look there shortly. – Thjarkur (talk) 13:07, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

Hi all,

Not being a Wikipedia ed, I am battling to understand why my response on hasn't been picked up Also, I don't understand why Has been archived, as the list of banks in Bots has changed.

Can someone please assist?


Nicola Mawson (talk) 09:47, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

RfC on whether to mention Ronald Reagan's response to Apartheid in the lead section of his bio[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Ronald Reagan#RfC. Sdkb (talk) 05:45, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

Is "dorp" just a translation of village or is it more?[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dorp (town). We could use input from more people familiar with the use of this word outside English. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:11, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Herbert Baker[edit]


Category:Herbert Baker has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. You are encouraged to join the discussion on the Categories for discussion page. Place Clichy (talk) 10:28, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Paul Kruger[edit]


Category:Paul Kruger has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. You are encouraged to join the discussion on the Categories for discussion page. Place Clichy (talk) 10:28, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Absa numbers[edit]

Hi all

Updated on results posted here.


Nicola Mawson (talk) 11:40, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Absa picture[edit]

Morning team,

Just posted this here:


Nicola Mawson (talk) 06:48, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Declined one dit request is enough. Victor Schmidt (talk) 16:20, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi Victor,

What does "dit" mean? Excuse my ignorance.

Nicola Mawson (talk) 08:48, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

FAR review of Roy Welensky[edit]

I have nominated Roy Welensky for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Eisfbnore (会話) 02:43, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

Draft:South African National Editors' Forum[edit]

I've started this draft, I'm looking for one or more collaborators to help get it to a publishable state. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 22:15, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

@Dodger67: Hi, there. Sorry for the slow response. I will help you. LefcentrerightTalk (plz ping) 20:14, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

2nd South African virtual meetup[edit]

This is just a brief notification regarding the 2nd virtual South African meetup that is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 13 June 2020. It will occur on Zulip chat (like the previous one). If you are interested in anything relating to South Africa and its Wikipedia content, be sure to join us. We will be online from 10am to 2pm, so feel free to come and participate. LefcentrerightTalk (plz ping) 22:29, 31 May 2020 (UTC)