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Wikimania 2018[edit]

It has been announced that Wikimania 2018 will be held at the Cape Sun Southern Sun Hotel from the 18-22 July 2018.


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



Wikimedia ZA Annual General Meeting 2017[edit]

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), 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.

Exact time to be confirmed. Most likely from 2pm to 5pm.

American corner edit-a-thons[edit]

See below for an expansion on the American corner events in Cape Town.

Events will be held at the Central Library in Cape Town on the 4 November 2017, 20 January 2018, 17 February 2018, 17 March 2018, 21 April 2018, 19 May 2018, 09 June 2018, 21 July 2018, 18 August 2018 & 15 September 2018.

On going[edit]

Wikipedia introduction training run by Wikimedia ZA at the American Corner, Cape Town Central library.

Cape Town[edit]

In from September 2017 to September 2018 there is an ongoing edit-a-thon/mini-meetup at the American Corner at the Central Library in Cape Town. For more information see: Wikipedia:Meetup/Cape Town/American Corner


Cape Town 14: 29 October 2017[edit]

Please join us for the 14th Cape Town meetup on from 11:00-14:00 on Sunday the 29th October 2017 at Truth Coffee, 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town.

Third edit-a-thon: 19 November 2016[edit]

This edit-a-thon also focused on Wikipedia Asian Month in addition to metal music in Africa.

19 November 2016
The 3rd Wikimedia ZA Cape Town edit-a-thon on the 19th November 2016 at the American Corner at Cape Town Central Library, South Africa.
Participants having lunch during the edit-a-thon.
Participants editing Wikipedia.

2016 AGM: 12 November 2016[edit]

The 2016 Wikimedia ZA AGM was held on the 12 November 2016. A new board was elected in the morning and a report was given about Wikimedia ZA's activities during 2016 as well as planning for 2017. The celebration of Afrikaans Wikipedia's 15th birthday will happen around the same time.

Cape Town 12: 6 March 2016[edit]

Please join us for the 12th Cape Town meetup on from 11:00-14:00 on Sunday the 6th March 2016 at Truth Coffee, 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town.

Cape Town Art + Feminism[edit]

The first South African Art + Feminism edit-a-thon will be held in Cape Town on the 5th March 2016 at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT from 10am-6pm. Due to popular demand a second event was held at the same place and time on the 9th April 2016.

2015 AGM: 28 November 2015[edit]

The 2015 Wikimedia ZA AGM was held on the 28 November 2015. A new board was elected in the morning and a report was given about Wikimedia ZA's activities during 2015 as well as planning for 2016. After the event the Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 awards ceremony was held at the same venue.

Cape Town 10: Sunday, 4th October 2015[edit]

A photo of eight of the people who attended the 10th Cape Town meetup on the 4 October 2015 at Truth Coffee. 11 cups of free coffee were consumed on the day.

Cape Town 9: Sunday, 6th September 2015[edit]

Some confusion caused by the waiters giving one group a table in an obscure semi-hidden location at the back of the Coffee Shop. This led to two tables being set up in ignorance of each other as half the attendees could not find each other. Lesson of the day: in the future get a table that is close to the entrance and easy to find. Otherwise it was a great success.

Cape Town 8, 30th May 2015[edit]

This 8th Cape Town Wikimeetup was a bit different as Wikimedia ZA was announcing the winners of the Wiki From Above competition on the same day so the meetup was held at the same place as the award event during the FVP Fest -essentially a festival for drone pilots- at the Wild Clover Farm near Stellenbosch.

7th Cape Town Meetup - 1st February 2015[edit]

The 7th Cape Town meetup was held on Sunday, 1st February 2015 at Truth Coffee, Buitenkant Street, Cape Town.

Wikimedia ZA AGM: 1 November 2014[edit]

The Wikimedia ZA was held on the 1st November 2014. All Wikipedians and Wikimedians were invited to attend. The event was held at Twenty Fifty on 36 Buitenkant Street. The AGM coincided with the Wiki Loves Monuments award ceremony.

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

The 6th Cape Town Meetup on 7th Sept 2014. HelenOnline and Wizzy joined a short while after this picture was taken.


7th September 2014

The 6th Wiki meetup was held on Sunday, 7 September 2014 at Truth Coffee Roastery, Buitenkant Street, Cape Town from 11:00 onwards.

5th Cape Town Meet-up: Sunday 4th 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:

2nd Cape Town Meetup: 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)


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  • Wikipedia Zero
  • Using taped interviews uploaded to wikimedia commons as references in articles
  • Joburg'pedia
  • Offline wikipedia

1st Cape Town Meetup: 2006-01-16.[edit]

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