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Joburgpedia Writing Contest Winners 2015
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The Joburgpedia Writing Contest has come to an end and we would like to thank all the schools who participated in the competition!

The winning team is Barnato Park High School with an edit count of 208 and an image count of 16. Well done guys!

Jeppe High School came in second and Senaoane Secondary came in third place.

Wiki Loves Monuments 2015

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September is Heritage Month in South Africa and also the start of Wiki Loves Monuments 2015, the photo competition for monuments and heritage sites.

The competition invites members of the public to submit photographs of monuments throughout the month of September. Whether it is a photograph of a building, sites of struggle and memory, graves, monuments or archaeological sites.

All photographs are uploaded through the Wiki Loves Monuments portal on Wikimedia Commons, which you can access on the site during September. All photographs are donated to the Creative Commons with a standard CC BY-SA 3.0 copyright, which means that everyone in the world can use and enjoy the photographs freely.

For more information, please visit our Wiki Loves Monuments website and join our WLM Facebook Page

SA User Survey

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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.

Wiki from Above 2015 Winners

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The winners of the Wiki from Above 2015 competition were announced at the FPV Fest held in Stellenbosch over the weekend. Thanks to all those who participated in the competition!

Here are the winners :

Best PHOTOGRAPH - SkyPixels - Bloubergstrand

2nd Best PHOTOGRAPH - Aerial Picture and Video - Pringle Bay

Best VIDEO FOOTAGE - Capricorn4049 - Piz Surgonda

2nd Best VIDEO FOOTAGE - SkyPixels - Cecil Rhodes Memorial Cape Town

Best Use on Wikipedia - Darkwing Aerials - Roman Rock Lighthouse

To see all the submissions for the competition, please visit the category on Commons.

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.

Featured Event

Wiki Loves Monuments Award Ceremony

Wiki Loves Monuments Award Ceremony

The Wiki Loves Monuments Award Ceremony took place on Saturday, 1 November 2014 in Cape Town.

This event, held at the Slave Church in Long Street, included an exhibition of the winning photographs. We would like to thank everyone who joined us for the event, all the judges who had the difficult task of choosing our winners and our sponsors!

  • 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.

Remember Wiki Loves Monuments kicks of in September 2015

Wiki Indaba 2014

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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.

Event Planner


  • 24 - Heritage Day
  • 26 - Johannesburg Heritage Walk (10:00 - 12:00)



  • TBA - Annual General Meeting (details to follow)


  • 16 - Day of Reconciliation
  • 25 - Christmas Day
  • 26 - Day of Goodwill

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