Wiki Loves Monuments Award Ceremony
We have pleasure in inviting you to the Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa Award Ceremony, an event where winners of this year’s South African component of the largest photographic competition in the world, will be awarded their prizes.
The best photographs submitted from South Africa and around the world will be on display.
Please join us :
- When : Saturday, 1 November 2014
- Time: 18:00
- Where : Slave Church, 40 Long Street, Cape Town
Refreshments will be served at this semi-formal occasion.
Please feel free to forward this invitation on to anyone who you feel might be interested in attending, and you are welcome to bring along a partner.
For more information or to RSVP please email The Administrator
The 2014 Wiki Loves Monuments Winners have been announced
Congratulations to our winners!
This year 4013 photographs were submitted to Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa. This is a slight decrease from the 6,432 that were submitted last year but we are very happy with what seems to be the much higher quality of this year's submissions. We would like to thank each of the 94 participants that submitted photographs in 2014.
If you missed this year's competition or would like to participate again in next year's competition then start taking photographs now to submit in Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 in September 2015.
- You can view all of the photographs submitted during Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa 2014 on Wikimedia Commons here.
- You can view all of the photographs submitted globally during 2014 on Wikimedia Commons here.
This year a grand total of 242,344 photographs were submitted internationally by 7,498 participants from all over the world totalling 1,287.9 gigabytes of submitted pictures. This is a decrease from last year's 369,589 photographs that were submitted globally in 2013 submitted by 11,943.
Wiki Loves Africa - Celebrating African Cuisine on Wikipedia
Wiki Loves Africa is an annual competition that invites people from across Africa (and beyond) to celebrate the diversity, richness and complexity of this continent we live on.
In 2014, the Wiki Loves Africa competition celebrates the theme Cuisine. You can be part of the competition by taking photographs, video or audio that are related to traditional or
contemporary local cuisine and entering that media into the competition. The competition will accept any media that is related to the production and consumption of food from across the continent, including the "foods", "dishes", "crops", "husbandry", "culinary art", "cooking methods", "utensils", "food markets", "festivals", "culinary events", "famine food" and any other issues that are related to cuisine on the African continent.
Media entered for the competition may be used to illustrate Wikipedia articles relating to the subject, and will become part of the largest free images database in the world, Wikimedia Commons.
The competition starts on the 1st October and ends on the 30th November 2014.
For more information, please visit Wiki Loves Africa
Greek Orthodox Church Plaque
David Webster House Plaque
Friedenskirche Lutheran Church Plaque
Rahima Moosa House Plaque
Orlando East Library Plaque
Meadowland High School Plaque
James Mpanza House Plaque
Joburgpedia is a success story that showcases Wikimedia South Africa's efforts to work together with local organisations and government. With the support the City of Johannesburg, the Joburgpedia project was designed to increase exposure of iconic historical sites in the city.
Joburgpedia was initially launched as a pilot project, covering twelve strategic sites, with plans to expand next year. Coverage of these sites has seen an increase on Wikipedia articles edited in indigenous languages, particularly in the case of the Gandhi House in Orchards, showing the immense potential this kind of project can have, both in terms of increase coverage of our heritage, but also in providing content in African languages.
Modelled on MonmouthpediA the project installed, high quality, durable Quick Response code (QR) tiles next to the blue historical plaques installed by the City of Johannesburg. When a user scans the code with a smartphone, the Wikipedia article related to the heritage site is displayed in the language the phone is set to.