Wikimedia South Africa/Wikipedia's 20th Birthday

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Wikipedia’s 20th birthday party!

13th January 2021

Wikipedia will be turning 20 this week on the 15 January and to celebrate a number of events have been organised both in South Africa and globally.

  • Wikimedia South Africa will be hosting an event on the 15 January at 13:00-14:00 SAST which is open to the community; details about that event and how to join can be found here.
  • The Wikimedia Foundation will be hosting a global event that will be broacast live at 18:00 on the 15 January, more about that event can be found here.
  • Finally Wikimedia South Africa will be presenting to the Cape Town Press Club on Wikipedia in South Africa at 12:00 on Tuesday 19 January, if you are interested in joining that event you can signup for it here.

Wikimedia South Africa will be celebrating this birthday by encouraging more people to edit and contribute their knowledge to Wikipedia in general and South African languages in particular. Today Wikipedia is available in almost 300 different languages including almost all official South African languages including isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, SiSwati, Tshivenda, and Xitsonga. By editing Wikipedia you will be participating in the largest free knowledge movement in the world. Making it easier for people everywhere to learn more about important things that you are knowledgeable about.