African Meet-up, WMCON, Berlin 2015
Representatives from Africa at the 2015 Chapter's Conference. Photo: CC BY SA Habib M'henni
Representatives from South Africa, Tunisia, Algeria and Ghana were present at the Chapter's Conference 2015, held in Berlin this weekend.
At the African meet-up, discussion were held about the way forward for the movement in the African context and how WMZA, as a Chapter can assist usergroups throughout Africa to promote the movement in their respective communities.
For more information on the Chapter's Conference, please visit the meta page for WMCON2015.
To read what was discussed during the Meet-up please visit the etherpad.
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
Wiki from Above - Extension of Competition Date
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
We want to find out more about editors in South Africa.
Whether you are a very active editor / contributor, or just edit on occasion, please help us determine some key metrics by completing the online survey.
Your feedback is important to us in understanding your experiences in the Wiki World, so please take a moment to give us your feedback!
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.