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8th Cape Town Meetup
The 8th Cape Town Wiki Meetup will take place on Saturday, 30 May 2015 from 10:00 to 14:00.
This event will be held at the same time and location as the FPV Fest, South Africa's first First Person View drone festival which will be hosted at the Stellenbosch Model Aircraft Academy.
Wikimedia ZA has organised a small photographic competition to encourage members of the public, but drone flyers in particular, to submit aerial images to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia. At this event we will be announcing the winners of the competition.
For more information, please visit the meetup website.
Launch of Joburgpedia 2015
Joburgpedia is a project aimed at increasing Wikipedia coverage of iconic buildings around Johannesburg with historic and heritage importance.
This Saturday, 9 May 2015 we will be launching a Writing Competition in collaboration with our partner, Constitution Hill Education Project.
The competition will run from 9 May 2015 to 30 June 2015 and is open to residents of Gauteng, as well as schools who wish to participate as a collaborative input unit.
- The Constitutional Court of South Africa
- Constitution Hill Trust, 1 Kotze Street, 2000 Braamfontein, Johannesburg
- 09:00 - 12:00
- Join us via Facebook
For any queries, please contact The Administrator
Breaking News! The closing date for the Wiki from Above competition has been extended to 25 May 2015.
The focus of this project is to increase the quality and quantity of aerial photographs and video media of important public landmarks and scenery in Africa. Participants are encouraged to also edit Wikipedia by adding their pictures, or media to relevant Wikipedia pages.
To view submissions to date, please visit the Commons Category for the competition.
SA User Survey
A very big thank you to the 404 participants who took the time to complete our online survey!
We have summarised some of the more interesting results.
The complete info graphic can be viewed on Commons.
CBS Interview with Jimmy Wales
Over 200 times a second, half a billion times a month, somebody clicks on Wikipedia. It's the greatest argument-settler wrought by man, or at least the fastest, perfectly suited to our era of instant gratification.
When it debuted 14 years ago, the online encyclopedia was a novelty, its accuracy hit or miss. Now it's one of the world's busiest websites, its reliability vastly improved, but not quite perfect. What's more, it's a charity, a non-profit where a devoted army of unpaid authors collaborate: articles about everything you can imagine. Who are they? And how does it all work? Ask Mr. Wikipedia himself, Jimmy Wales.
Watch the interview with Jimmy and find out more about Wikipedia.
One of Wikimedia ZA's projects, Joburgpedia is featured!
Afrikaans Wikipedia - Interview on RSG
Did you know that the Afrikaans Wikipedia is 13 years old and holds in excess of 34 000 articles!
Learn more about this Wiki in an interview with one of the contributors in Afrikaans on RSG.