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Welcome to wikipedia !

Came across your Sydney Mufamadi page - nice job!

Check out Zimbabwe parliamentary elections, 2005, Zwelinzima Vavi, Congress of South African Trade Unions and Wikipedia:Wikipedians/South Africa and the What links here button on the left. If you are interested, say, in the ANC, you can click What links here and find all the other pages that refer to the ANC.

Get stuck in ! Wizzy 12:00, Feb 3, 2005 (UTC)

Pretoria Meetup[edit]

Hello. I noticed you're listed at Wikipedia:Wikipedians/South Africa#Pretoria so wanted to make sure you know about the meetup in Pretoria next week. Hope you can make it. :) Angela. 03:08, Apr 15, 2005 (UTC)

Child Labour[edit]

Well done on all the child labour stuff!

fyi, the code for a redirect page is

#REDIRECT [[redirect name here]]

as the first line of the page - Algebraist 09:31, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

  • Thanks. Implemented. Zingi 14 June 2020

Self-references[edit]

Hi. The reasoning for Wikipedia articles not containing references to Wikipedia is as follows: Wikipedia articles are, or should be, geared primarily toward a general encyclopedia reader, not a Wikiepdia editor. It seems inappropriate that a regular encylopedia user would read an article on internet sock puppets and be directed to a Wikipedia policy page for further reference. Plus, remember that our articles are used by a lot of other websites without the Wikipedia name. See Wikipedia:Avoid self-references for further info. Regards, Taco Deposit | Talk-o to Taco 17:50, Jun 2, 2005 (UTC)

I would also like to point out that I did put a link to Wikipedia:sockpuppet on Talk:Internet sock puppet on May 17. Talk pages are the appropriate place for these kind of links. Taco Deposit | Talk-o to Taco 17:52, Jun 2, 2005 (UTC)

Child Labour in Bangladesh[edit]

Hi Mate

I'm writing to you to submit a request: To start an article on Child Labour in Bangladesh

The situation is quite bad and has been so for many years now. Those of us born there know that the problem is very wide-spread. Especially in regards to Child domestic work, which is a very common practice in almost all middle and upper class homes in Bangladesh

I'm in complete shock to find no specialised article on this subject. Then again, the attitude in Bangladesh is to find the notion of Child Labour quite normal, especially when it comes to children working in households.

Some of the most common forms of exploitation of children (in the field of employment) are:

These areas see the most open and widespread use of child labour, where salary of a child employee would often be 60/70% less than that of an adult

But I'm by no means a specialist in this subject. Nor am I well linked within Wikipedia. I'm just a part timer. I DO NOT have enough statistical knowledge to start a fair article on this subject.

So if you are a specialist in Child Labour subject, would you please consider starting an article about Child Labour in Bangladesh. The situation (even historically) is so grave that an article in wikipedia is very necessary and would grately improve awareness on this subject worldwide (in my opinion).

I will try and provide you with as much information on this subject as possible, if you require so at any time. Should you not consider starting such article, I would be very grateful if you could point me to the direction of an editor who would and I apologise in advance to have wasted your time.

Thanks you very much in advance. -- Ash sul 23:22, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: Rules of track athletics[edit]

I went ahead and merged this into Track and field athletics because if someone were looking for the rules, they would most likely think to look at the article on the larger subject, not for an article simply on the rules. Also, the parent didn't have much content to begin with, so this helped bulk that one up. Please continue to improve your content in its new home. Thanks! --Mblumber (talk) 14:53, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

OK, fair enough. I continued back in the parent. Zingi (talk) 09:09, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Updating an outdated article[edit]

An article that you contributed to substantially, Programme Towards the Elimination of the worst forms of Child Labour seems to be outdated. I want to help fix this beyond simply changing present tenses to past tenses, and I am not sure what to do with speculative information regarding what was then the future but is now the past, for instance, Adoption of the Lesotho APEC is also expected during 2008. Would it be possible for you to bring some of these statements up to date? Thanks! CopaceticThought (talk) 23:57, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Zuma as MP[edit]

Hi, it was my understanding that once the president is elected (or inaugurated), they resign as an MP, so Zuma is no longer a MP. Am I wrong? Regards, Zaian (talk) 19:27, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

  • No, on investigation I find that you are right. Section 87 of the South African constitution states: "When elected President, a person ceases to be a member of the National Assembly ..." Technically, however, Zuma was an MP for a few days: from the date upon which the election results were announced and a set number of Parliamentary seats were allocated to the ANC (with Zuma appearing on the ANC list within the number of seats as announced), until he was elected president. Zingi (talk) 18:50, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of Zuma_Encrypted_Fax.jpg[edit]

Hi Zingi. Regarding the copyright status of this image I am not convinced. A facsimile is simply a copy of another document - which may or may not be copyright. Just because something is faxed does not remove the copyright and it is not clear from the linked copyright legislation that this item is public domain. Unless it is clear that something is PD (or otherwise freely licenced), which in this case may require legal opinion, in general the work is regarded as protected by copyright. This particular version was published by the High Court which may further complicate the copyright. - Peripitus (Talk) 06:22, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

South African Wikimedia Chapter[edit]

Hi Zingi :) The idea of setting up a local Wikimedia chapter has been discussed by South African Wikipedians (and those associated with other Wikimedia projects) for some time now, and we want to help turn this dream into a reality. There are currently over 25 chapters established around the world, and several more planned and being discussed, but so far, none in Africa. A South African chapter, should it become a reality, would be a continental first. If you're interested in being involved in the creation of a South African Wikimedia Chapter, could you please email me directly. Thanks and have a great day. Kaydee 68 (talk) 14:25, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

South African Wikimedia Chapter update and mailing list[edit]

Hi there. Local Wikipedians have set up a mailing list where we will be discussing the formation of a local Wikimedia Chapter in South Africa. Please join the mailing list at this url https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaza. There is also a page set up on Meta where you can add your name if you're interested to take this idea forward. Check out http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_South_Africa. Thanks Kaydee 68 (talk) 09:08, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Inviting you to WikiAfrica Incubator![edit]

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This is where we need your help! For the Africa Incubator to be successful, it needs the intervention, interaction and experience of Incubator Mentors. We are looking for a pool of active experienced Wikipedians to consistently participate in ’owning’ the Africa Incubator. Incubator Mentors will assist new comers through the editing process. They will also help test and expand the Africa Incubator, and will play a vital role in encouraging newcomers to be Wikipedians for life

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Call for Wikipedians in Residence in Africa[edit]

Hello,

I hope you are well and thriving!! WikiAfrica has just put out a call for two Wikipedians in Residence. One in Cape Town at WikiAfrica, at the Africa Centre; and the other for WikiAfrica Cameroon in Douala, at doual’art. If you are interested, please contact either Marilyn [marilyn.doualabell@doualart.org] for the WikiAfrica Cameroon call or Isla [islahf@africacentre.net] for the WikiAfrica position in Cape Town.

If you are not interested in applying, I would be very grateful if you could spread this call far and wide among your networks to ensure that both projects get excellent candidates. Here is the link for the information page: http://www.wikiafrica.net/two-wikipedians-in-residence-for-africa/

Best regards, Islahaddow

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Cape Town meetup[edit]

Hi Zingi, I just wanted to let you know about, and invite you to, the 4th Cape Town Wiki-meetup at Truth Coffee on Buitenkant St on Sunday the 2nd of February. Thanks, --Discott (talk) 15:41, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Zingi, I just wanted to apologise as I think I did not make it clear enough that we were meeting at the other Truth Coffee at 36 Buitenkant street (close to the District 6 museum) instead of the Truth at the Prestwich Memorial. In the future I will make sure to avoid this confusion.--Discott (talk) 12:48, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
If this happens again (as I do plan to organise more events) you can also phone me 079 515 8727.--Discott (talk) 12:51, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
Understood. The Prestwich Truth Cafe is on Buitengacht Street - not too dissimilar to Buitenkant Street. So it is best to take care to avoid this type of confusion in future - as you say. I certainly will try to attend the next meet. Having your phone number will certily help! Zingi (talk) 13:07, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Wikimeetup May 2014[edit]

Hi Zingi, Wikimedia ZA would like to invite you to the 5th Cape Town Wiki-meetup for 11am, Sunday the 4th May 2014 at Truth Coffee on 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town. It would be great if you could join us. Please invite who ever you think might be interested.--Discott (talk) 18:03, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination of Child Labour Programme of Action for deletion[edit]

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