Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 in South Africa

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South Africa will participate in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012. For more information join the Wikimedia South Africa mailing list or visit our website:


  1. 24 September is Heritage day. We should do something special on this day (uploadmarathon, ...)
  2. Three levels of Heritage Sites: National (about 15), Provincial (5000 in SA, of which 2500 in WC), and Municipal Heritage (15000, only in WC)
  3. The government is working on a database with all the heritage, should be ready in July
There is a current database available at SAHRA, but it may not be up to date.

Meetings on 23 March and 12 April. MADe (talk) 19:18, 20 March 2012 (UTC)


People interested[edit]

Organising competition
Lourie, Maarten
Lourie, Dumisani
Offline events
External (cellphone companies, trying to get sponsorships, and promotion of the event)
Isla, Blessing
Social development
Blessing, Dumisani, Lourie, Maarten

Get involved![edit]

Please add your username, what you'd like to help with, and if you're able to plan events in your area.

  • NJR_ZA (talk) - Identify current heritage and monument photos on Commons and tag them with Template:South African Heritage Site. Take and upload additional photos in and around Gauteng and Port Elizabeth.
  • Islahaddow (talk) 12:02, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
  • MADe (talk) 06:53, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Thuvack (talk) 13:30, 22 April 2012 (UTC) -- Definitely interested!!
  • LouriePieterse 16:40, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Discott (talk) 19:36, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
  • pietopper Not sure how I can help, I am based in the USA. But I have some photos of monuments to donate and also a brother in ZA with MANY photos of monuments.Pietopper (talk) 17:45, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Ethnopunk Possibly some modern IT monuments?
  • Ossewa (Midvaal/Joburg Area) Interested, would love to do a Joburg City photowalk for this project. Need to be a reasonable group of approx. 15 people. Let me know if there are any keen photographers out there.


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See also[edit]

Wikimedia South Africa Meta page
On WikiMedia Commons
On English WikiPedia

Wiki Loves Monuments 2012

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