Wikipedia:Meetup/Cape Town

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  1. Jeandré
  2. Wizzy
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  4. Ethnopunk
  5. Discott
  6. User:Zingi - we wos here



6th Cape Town Meetup - 7 September 2014[edit]

The next Wiki meetup is scheduled for Sunday, 7 September 2014 at Truth Coffee Roastery, Buitenkant Street, Cape Town from 11:00 onwards.


5th Cape Town Meet-up: Sunday 4nd May 2014[edit]

The Truth Coffee Building on 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, South Africa.
A map illustrating the location of the Truth Coffee building on 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, South Africa.

Location: Truth Coffee, 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town 8000, South Africa
The main Truth Coffee building and same location as the 4th Cape Town meetup. Wikimedia ZA's office is located just upstairs. NOT to be confused with the Truth Coffee at the Prestwich Memorial. See the map location here.

Contact number: +27 21 200 0440

Time: 11am onwards

Free coffee was had by all.


Topics of conversation:

4th Cape Town Meet-up: Sunday 2nd February 2014[edit]

The 4th Cape Town Wiki-meetup at Truth Coffee on Buitenkant St. on 2nd Feb 2014.

Location: Truth Coffee, 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town 8000, South Africa

Contact number: +27 21 200 0440

Time: 11am onwards

We had some complementary vouchers for coffee from Truth Coffee so free coffee was enjoyed by all.


Apologies to Wizzy and Zingi as it seems there was some confusion that caused us to miss each other. Will ensure that this does not happen again.

Issues Discussed

  • Open Society Foundation support for Wikimania ZA
  • Wikimania 2015 bid
  • Wikipedia in Ghana
  • WikiIndaba
  • Open knowledge for accountability in the oil industry (The Mining Indaba was beginning the next day on the 3rd Feb)

3rd Cape Town meetup: Sunday 1st September 2013[edit]

The Prestwitch Memorial in Cape Town, South Africa.

Location: Truth Coffee, at the Prestwich Place Memorial.

  • Due to Wikimedia ZA's AGM and the launch of Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa being on the same day the Wiki-meetup was combinded with the AGM.

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Discussion topics:

Sunday 26 May 2013[edit]

The May 2013 Wiki meetup at the Mexican Kitchen in Cape Town.

Location: Mexican Kitchen on 13 Bloem Street (between Long and Loop Street in the City Bowl), Cape Town.
Time: 11am to 3pm

Met up for a special Wikipedia meetup to welcome one of Wikipedia's official story tellers who were down from San Francisco to film a documentary on students from Sinenjongo High School who lead an effort to access Wikipedia for free on their cell phones.


  1. Discott (talk) 13:21, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
  2. Greenman (talk) 17:14, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
  3. Thuvack | talk 16:30, 25 May 2013 (UTC)
  4. Wizzy 06:44, 27 May 2013 (UTC)



  • Saturday is the 25th of May; the 26th is Sunday. Is this actually on Saturday or Sunday? - htonl (talk) 15:06, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
    • Fixed - Sunday according to Douglas' email. Greenman (talk) 17:15, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
      • Sorry about that, that is very embarrassing. Thanks Greenman for fixing that, it is indeed on Sunday the 26th of May. --Discott (talk) 18:54, 23 May 2013 (UTC)


  • Wikipedia via USSD - name of the school again ?
  • Wikipedia Zero
  • Using taped interviews uploaded to wikimedia commons as references in articles
  • Joburg'pedia
  • Offline wikipedia


Jeandré, Wizzy, and PZFUN met up at the Mexican Kitchen in Bloem street and talked a bit about Wikipedia and alot about different languages.