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AGM Announcement

All Wikipedians / Wikimedians in South Africa are invited to attend Wikimedia ZA's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 1 November 2014.


Date: Saturday, 1st November 2014

Time: 11:30am to 15:30pm

Venue  : Twenty Fifty, 1st Floor, Truth Coffee Building, 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town


Attendees have the option to also join digitally over Google Hangout instead of in person. Attendees who join in digitally must please inform us ahead of time and ensure that you have a gmail account.

To join digitally please email Wikimedia ZA at Douglas Scott.


More information can be found on the AGM page of our website.

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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

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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


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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


Joburgpedia



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.


Featured Event

WikiIndaba 2014
Indaba 2014

See also WikiIndaba 2014

Wiki Indaba was a 3 day gathering of African Wikimedians and other open knowledge volunteers in Johannesburg, South Africa from 20 - 22 June 2014.

To view some of the topics discussed, please visit the Wiki Indaba page on Meta

To watch some of our video uploads, please visit our YouTube Channel

A special thanks to all participants from across Africa who have attended the event. Also a big thank you to the Wikimedia Foundation and the UK Chapter for their support.

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October

  • 1 - Wiki Loves Africa Competition starts


November

  • 1 - Wikimedia ZA AGM
  • 1 - Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 Award Ceremony
  • 30 - Wiki Loves Africa Competition ends

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