I am very interested in South Africa, rugby union and cricket

This is the userpage of SpesBona, formerly known as JCIV. My username is derived from Cape Town's motto Spes Bona (Latin for: "Good Hope"), borrowed from the Cape of Good Hope. I was born in Königs Wusterhausen and live near Berlin, Germany. I am an administrator and a bureaucrat at Afrikaans Wikipedia and also active at German Wikipedia. I am interested in astronomy, geography, history, politics, religion and sport (especially association football, cricket, rugby union and tennis), I am also very interested in Southern Africa. Wikipedia:Meetup/Berlin, come and join us!

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Some of these articles will be translated for the German Wikipedia, where they will be expanded, what will be again translated for the Afrikaans Wikipedia.


Treat others as you would like others to treat you.

Golden Rule

The following articles created by myself were awarded as featured articles.


The following already existing articles were expended by myself to featured articles.

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair.

Nelson Mandela, Laureus World Sports Awards, 2000

Cricket Rugby


We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.

Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize, 1964

The following older featured articles were refurbished by myself to met the criteria again.


Partnership and cooperation among nations is not a choice; it is the one way, the only way, to protect our common security and advance our common humanity. That is why the greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another.

Barack Obama, A World that Stands as One, 2008

The following articles are on my list to expand till they will get featured.

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The following articles were expanded based on the articles in the Afrikaans Wikipedia and then revised on the German Wikipedia, whereupon they were marked as good articles. Then they were translated back into Afrikaans to improve the articles there.


Cricket Rugby

The following already existing articles were expended by Maphry and myself to good ones.

The following already existing articles were expended by Voyager and myself to good ones.

See also