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I'm Zaian, and I'm not sure that I need a user page, but here's one anyway. Hello. Zaian apparently refers to the Zai mountains in Morocco. A Zaian is a Berber nomad or a breed of sheep. That's not remotely why I chose the name.


I work mainly on articles related to South Africa and its political history. I have also contributed to articles about Scouting and a few other diverse topics. Here are some of the pages where I have contributed significantly:

History of South Africa

Adriaan VlokBattle of VentersdorpBophuthatswana coupChris HaniChurch Street bombingJacob ZumaNegotiations to end apartheid in South AfricaNelson MandelaPAGADRobey LeibbrandtSouth Africa under apartheidSt James Church Massacre


Brownsea Island Scout campMafeking Cadet CorpsSouth African Scout Association

South Africa misc

Beaches of Cape TownCape TownDevil's PeakFynbosRondeboschTable Mountain

Misc misc

Electronic funds transferISO 8583

Pages I've created (repeats some of the above - excludes many minor pages)

Adriaan VlokBeaches of Cape TownBeaufort WestBisho massacreBrownsea Island Scout campCODESAFly-whiskHelen ZilleJohn PerlmanLangebaanMafeking Cadet CorpsRhodes MemorialSarie MaraisSedgefieldSir Lowry's PassVictoria_Bay,_Western_CapeWest Coast National ParkYzerfontein

Did you know? articles

I started these articles which appeared under Did you know? on the Main Page:


Some photos I've taken and uploaded to Wikipedia (all now public domain).

South Africa



New Zealand


Nice stuff

The Original Barnstar For Zaian for all of his great work on South African related topics and history in particular, I, Banes, award this Original Barnstar. Keep up the good work! Banez 20:43, 6 April 2006 (UTC) Scouting Barnstar Scouting Barnstar: A hearty thank you for your steadfast, tireless, and quality contributions to Scouting articles. Rlevse 01:07, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
National Merit For your extensive work in articles pertaining to South Africa, I, Elf-friend, hereby award you The Barnstar of National Merit. Congratulations! Elf-friend 09:22, 10 May 2006 (UTC) Africa Award Zaian is presented this Africa Award for his excellent contributions to Africa related articles. Presented by Ezeu from the Africa-related regional notice board. 08:07, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

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