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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
   October 2021 +/-
San Diego
76 (Balboa Park)
77 (Online)
October 10, 2021 (2021-10-10)
London 175 October 10, 2021 (2021-10-10)
Michigan Architecture October 20, 2021 (2021-10-20)
UK virtual 5 October 24, 2021 (2021-10-24)
BLT Online October 24, 2021 (2021-10-24)
South Africa 12 October 30, 2021 (2021-10-30)
   November 2021 +/-
London 176 November 14, 2021 (2021-11-14)
BLT Online November 28, 2021 (2021-11-28)
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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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Greetings!

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

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)[]
Oh dear. Try this link instead. Thanks for letting me know. I was wondering why we were not getting any requests. Sorry about that. :-( --Discott (talk) 09:33, 26 June 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 :)

New stub Banking in South Africa[edit]

I've mainspaced a draft that I started but haven't found the time (or inclination) to expand further. It is intended to be an overview of the banking sector in SA, but it is currently just a bare minimum stub, please help expand it. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 08:52, 23 June 2021 (UTC)[]

Separate article for 1961-1994 South Africa[edit]

Hi, I'm currently think that the 1961-1994 South Africa article should be separated since it have different system and constitution with modern day South Africa and I'm currently still doing the draft, does everyone think its a good idea? Feel, free to comment

Here's the draft for everyone here: Draft:First Republic of South Africa - theasiancowboy (talk) 04:22, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[]

Theasiancowboy, actually the "First Republic" existed only from 1961 to 1983. From 1983 to 1994 would be the "Second Republic", when the constitution was changed to introduce the Tricameral Parliament and an executive presidency which merged the prime minister and ceremonial president. However I strongly doubt there are any serious sources that apply the concept of First/Second Republic to SA, thus no such article(s) would be sustainable. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 21:40, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[]
It doesn't have to be the First republic, because SA political system from 1961-1994 was Unitary, there should be an article for it. Mhatopzz (talk) 15:05, 21 August 2021 (UTC)[]

National Party (South Africa)[edit]

The National Party (South Africa) article, despite being 60,000 bytes in size, has an almost total lack of inline citations, making it impossible to know what is reliably sourced and what is original research. It's an immense cleanup job and I simply don't really have the interest or expertise in the topic to make a dent in it. Hemiauchenia (talk) 19:40, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[]

It certainly is lacking proper or full inline citations. It looks like it is using an old format for Wikipedia articles that was a bit more forgiving of less citations. However that is no excuse for letting it stay so weakly sourced. Especially for an article of such historical significance in South Africa. If it is okay with you I will re-post your request on the Wikipedia South Africa politics task force as that strikes me as the best place for this.--Discott (talk) 18:48, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[]

South Africa meetup: July[edit]

The next South Africa digital meetup will be happening on the last Saturday of July. See below for more details or checkout the meetup page here.

  • Date: Saturday, 31 July 2021
  • Start time: 11:00 AM SAST
  • End Time: 13:00 PM SAST
  • Location: online
    • Platform: Zulip (text chat)

--Discott (talk) 18:40, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[]

South Africa meetup: August[edit]

The next South Africa digital meetup will be happening on the last Saturday of July. See below for more details or checkout the meetup page here.

  • Date: Saturday, 28 August 2021
  • Start time: 10:00 AM SAST
  • End Time: 12:00 PM SAST
  • Location: online
    • Platform: Zulip (text chat)

--Discott (talk) 08:28, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[]

RSN discussion on the Mail & Guardian[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard § Reliability of the Mail & Guardian. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 23:18, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Draft:Inyama Yenhloko[edit]

I'm hoping someone can help with some research for this draft, which to me appears credibly notable but that needs sourcing help to prove notability. —valereee (talk) 16:03, 14 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Wikimedia ZA Annual General Meeting 2021[edit]

This is just to let everyone know that the Wikimedia ZA AGM will be taking place on 25 September 2021. See below for more details.

  • Time: Saturday, 25 September 2021, starts at 10:00 to 16:00. With intermission at 13:00
  • Location: held digitally online this link

Wiki Indaba 2021 is here![edit]

Hosted by the Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda, the first ever virtual Wiki Indaba conference is taking place online from the 5th to the 7th of November 2021 under the theme Rethink + Reset : Visions of the future.

Wiki Indaba 2021 is a unique opportunity to come together to build the capacity of African Wikimedians both within the continent and the diaspora to foster the growth of the coverage and our involvement in Wikimedia projects.

The call for submissions is open, please submit your session proposal either as a presentation, panel discussion, lightning talk, or workshop before September 24th 2021.

Most importantly, we would like to have you at the conference, please register here to get your free ticket and spread the word to your community members.

Looking forward to seeing you and hearing you speak at the conference.

Geoffrey Kateregga (talk) 23:45, 16 September 2021 (UTC) - On behalf of the Wiki Indaba 2021 Local Organizing Committee[]

Welcome to the Months of African Cinema Global Contest![edit]

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Greetings!

The AfroCine Project core team is happy to inform you that the Months of African Cinema Contest is happening again this year in October and November. We invite Wikipedians all over the world to join in improving content related to African cinema on Wikipedia!

Please list your username under the participants’ section of the contest page to indicate your interest in participating in this contest. The term "African" in the context of this contest, includes people of African descent from all over the world, which includes the diaspora and the Caribbean.

The following prizes would be recognized at the end of the contest:

  • Overall winner
    • 1st - $500
    • 2nd - $200
    • 3rd - $100
  • Diversity winner - $100
  • Gender-gap fillers - $100
  • Language Winners - up to $100*
Also look out for local prizes from affiliates in your countries or communities! 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. We look forward to your participation.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 23:20, 30th September 2021 (UTC)

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