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Wikimedia ZA Annual General Meeting 2017Edit

This is just to let everyone know that the Wikimedia ZA AGM will be taking place in November 2017 in Cape Town. See below for more details.

  • Time: Sunday, 26 November 2017, starts at 14:00 to 17:00
  • Location: 6 Spin Street Restaurant (in the Tutu room at the back), ground floor, 6 Spin Street, in the Cape Town city bowl area.

If you would like to attend digitally we will be broadcasting the event over Google Hangouts, to join click on the link here.

The event page can be found on the Wikimedia ZA website here.

The AGM is open to all South African based Wikipedia and other Wikimeddia project editors. Membership is required to vote on resolutions but not required to attend. People are able to sign up as members at the AGM or they can signup before hand at the details on the Wikimedia ZA website.

5th MeetupEdit

Wikipedia Meetups
   June 2022 +/-
Canberra June 3, 2022 (2022-06-03)
Kuala Lumpur 11 June 4, 2022 (2022-06-04)
Wellington June 11, 2022 (2022-06-11)
London 181 June 12, 2022 (2022-06-12)
UK virtual 13 June 23, 2022 (2022-06-23)
BLT @ KS June 25, 2022 (2022-06-25)
BLT Photobooth @ KS/WA June 25, 2022 (2022-06-25)
South Africa 19 June 25, 2022 (2022-06-25)
BLT Office Hours June 26, 2022 (2022-06-26)
San Diego 85 June 28, 2022 (2022-06-28)
   July 2022 +/-
Auckland 16 July 2, 2022 (2022-07-02)
San Diego 86 July 10, 2022 (2022-07-10)
Perth 73 July 23, 2022 (2022-07-23)
Full Meetup Calendar • Events calendar on Meta
For meetups in other languages, see the list on Meta

Everyone is warmly invited to attend the 5th South African online discussion held on Zulip.

Date and timeEdit

  • Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
  • Start time: 10:00 AM SAST
  • End Time: 12:00 PM SAST
  • Location: Online Meeting
    • Platform: Zulip (text chat)

Join the Months of African Cinema Global Contest!Edit

Greetings!

The AfroCine Project invites you to join us again this October and November, the two months which are dedicated to improving content about the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand contents in Wikimedia projects which are connected to this scope. Kindly list your username under the participants section to indicate your interest in participating in this contest.

We would be awarding prizes to different categories of winners:

  • Overall winner
    • 1st - $500
    • 2nd - $200
    • 3rd - $100
  • Diversity winner - $100
  • Gender-gap fillers - $100
  • Language Winners - up to $100*
We would be adding additional categories as the contest progresses, along with local prizes from affiliates in your countries. For further information about the contest, the prizes and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. Looking forward to your participation.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 19:22, 22nd September 2020 (UTC)

Ýou can opt-out of this annual reminder from The Afrocine Project by removing your username from this list

Help with a NewcomerEdit

Good Morning

I am new on Wikipedia but want to get involved with this WikiProject. I have already added my name to the list and would like to start helping right away, how can I? I have only edited on Article: Racism in South Africa; but would like to assist with as many articles about South Africa as possible. Please let me know :)

Signing your post on talk pages with four tildes would be a good start, as it would allow us to reply to you directly. Cheers, · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 08:12, 5 June 2022 (UTC)

Wikimedia ZA Annual General Meeting 2021Edit

This is just to let everyone know that the Wikimedia ZA AGM will be taking place on 25 September 2021. See below for more details.

  • Time: Saturday, 25 September 2021, starts at 10:00 to 16:00. With intermission at 13:00
  • Location: held digitally online this link

Welcome to the Months of African Cinema Global Contest!Edit

Greetings!

The AfroCine Project core team is happy to inform you that the Months of African Cinema Contest is happening again this year in October and November. We invite Wikipedians all over the world to join in improving content related to African cinema on Wikipedia!

Please list your username under the participants’ section of the contest page to indicate your interest in participating in this contest. The term "African" in the context of this contest, includes people of African descent from all over the world, which includes the diaspora and the Caribbean.

The following prizes would be recognized at the end of the contest:

  • Overall winner
    • 1st - $500
    • 2nd - $200
    • 3rd - $100
  • Diversity winner - $100
  • Gender-gap fillers - $100
  • Language Winners - up to $100*
Also look out for local prizes from affiliates in your countries or communities! For further information about the contest, the prizes and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. We look forward to your participation.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 23:20, 30th September 2021 (UTC)

Ýou can opt-out of this annual reminder from The Afrocine Project by removing your username from this list

Requested move at Talk:Johan van Zyl (businessman)#Requested move 28 February 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Johan van Zyl (businessman)#Requested move 28 February 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 20:00, 7 March 2022 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement guidelines ratification voting open from 7 to 21 March 2022Edit

Hello everyone,

The ratification voting process for the revised enforcement guidelines of the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) is now open! Voting commenced on SecurePoll on 7 March 2022 and will conclude on 21 March 2022. Please read more on the voter information and eligibility details.

The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) provides a baseline of acceptable behavior for the entire movement. The revised enforcement guidelines were published 24 January 2022 as a proposed way to apply the policy across the movement. You can read more about the UCoC project.

You can also comment on Meta-wiki talk pages in any language. You may also contact the team by email: ucocproject wikimedia.org

Sincerely,

Movement Strategy and Governance

Zuz (WMF) (talk) 10:41, 11 March 2022 (UTC)

Newtown, JohannesburgEdit

Hello, I have made minor adjustments to this wiki article due to its potential lack of encyclopedic register and format. This could be done by conducting further specified research into details through academic and scholarly sources. Information provided needs to include more adequate citations to show verification. I changed the sequence of the sections "Location" and "Historical Background". I also added an additional section on "Turbine Square"(Hall) as it is considered a cultural icon in the province of Newton, Johannesburg. Overall, the page is quite brief and should be able to encapsulate the pinned location through a variety of sections and information. Thank you very much for your time

(Randall89101 (talk) 01:12, 23 March 2022 (UTC))

Draft:Food security in South Africa collaborators wantedEdit

Please help write the article on this important topic. I've started with a few section headings and a couple of good sources. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 14:19, 23 March 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Mount Frere#Requested move 28 March 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Mount Frere#Requested move 28 March 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. signed, 511KeV (talk) 07:00, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

17th Wikipedia Meetup: 30 April 2022Edit

Wikimedia South Africa will be hosting the 17th South African Wikipedia meetup, hosted digitally, on April 30, 2022. Please below for details.

  • Date: Saturday, 30 April 2022
  • Start time: 10:00 AM SAST
  • End Time: 12:00 PM SAST
  • Location: Online Meeting
    • We will be trying out our new Discord channel as our meeting location this time (see link below). See the event page on Wikipedia for more information. If that does not work for you then don't worry, you can still join via Zulip at the link below for a more text-based experience.
Interested in joining the South African Wikipedia Discord?



If you are interested in a joining, please visit Wikipedia:Meetup/South Africa/Discord for more Infomation or click the button below

Everyone in Southern Africa is Welcome, for any technical issues or questions about Discord, Please ask User:TapticInfo on his talk page

    • Platform: Zulip (text chat)

--[[User:Schnabel mchuchu (WMZA)Schnabel Mchuchu (WMZA) (talk) 08:01, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Deprecated.com. Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[https://www.deprecated.com/article Article of things]" ''Deprecated.com''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:02, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Status of South African Sign Language is changingEdit

The SASL article needs a major update in the light of Cabinet approval of a constitutional amendment to raise its status to become the 12th official language. See this SABC News report and interview. Other related articles will also need to be updated. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 14:14, 27 May 2022 (UTC)

Assessment of importanceEdit

Is there any guidance on assessing the importance of an article to this project? Cheers, · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 09:24, 5 June 2022 (UTC)

May 2022 floodsEdit

Where is this on the wiki?Bokoharamwatch (talk) 16:47, 5 June 2022 (UTC)

Link {1} is unavailable. How do I verify the information?Edit

Link {1} is unavailable. How do I verify the information? 102.65.50.92 (talk) 22:19, 14 June 2022 (UTC)

Help expanding please: FarmgateEdit

Hi everyone, I have just created an article about the recent Farmgate scandal. It is very incomplete and I am finding it to be a bit hard to follow and piece together so I am requesting help with expanding, fact checking, and making sense of it.--Discott (talk) 14:21, 15 June 2022 (UTC)