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Table Mountain from harbour.jpgThis user lives in
Cape Town
enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
afHierdie gebruiker se moedertaal is Afrikaans.

My name is Coenraad Loubser, and I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I've been editing Wikipedia since I first heard about it, probably in 2003.

I was privileged and fortunate enough to grow up in one of the first South African households where my dad, an academic and theologian, replaced his typewriter with a personal computer. In the strictly controlled timeslots that I was allowed in his study, from a young age, I taught myself computer programming, knowledge with which I have managed to start several businesses. My most successful one being an internet service provider that has provided Wi-Fi internet to more than 100 000 people.

I am passionate about broadband, information and democratized access to information, and believe that spreading affordable broadband connectivity is the best way to educate and empower people. Wikipedia access has always been sponsored by us, on all our networks.


Contributing to Wikipedia is not a competition or popularity contest for me, I often edit and contribute when I notice mistakes, from various computers, without taking the time to log in. You can find a list of my article contributions done from my home computer, here

Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

I have recently joined the Wikimedia South Africa board where my goal is to make sure that every single person that accesses the internet in Southern Africa understands what a Wiki is and how they can constructively contribute.

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