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The first Wiki Loves Monuments competition in South Africa and the African continent was held in September 2012 with the award ceremony taking place in November of that year. Out of 1861 images submitted three winning entries were selected and were further submitted for the international competition round.
Below is a photo of all 5 Winners during the prize giving function held at the OR Tambo Premier Hotel on the 17th November 2012.
Below are the Winning photographs of South African monuments available on Wikimedia Commons.
McClean Observatory Cape Town.jpg
1st Prize McClean Observatory Cape Town by Wimfilmalter
Mosaic walkway at the Donkin Reserve Port Elizabeth South Africa.jpg
2nd Prize Mosaic walkway at the Donkin Reserve Port by Kay-africa
Swartberg Pass 01.jpg
3rd Prize Swartberg Pass 01 by Chris Snelling
There was a last minute change to the prizes with a decision to award a runner-up prize for most uploads for the competition. Because the first and second placed entrants were so close (Roche Pietersen on 198 pictures and Rute Martins on 180 pictures) we awarded prizes to both of them. We would like to thank all participants and encourage everyone who will be in South Africa during September 2013 to have a camera handy and click away!!
South African Monuments
Find your monument's SAHRA-ID
The 3614 national heritage estates in South Africa are categorized into three grades:
- Heritage resources with qualities so exceptional that they are of special national significance. There are 18 sites in this category.
- Heritage resources which, although forming part of the national estate, can be considered to have special qualities which make them significant within the context of a province or a region. There are 3019 sites in this category, of which 1500 sites are unmapped.
- Other heritage resources worthy of conservation. There are 39,145 sites in this category, all of them unmapped.
This competition will target photographing, uploading and categorizing grade I and II monuments. Read more on Commons…
A list of grade I through to grade II monuments in your province and their respective SAHRA ID can be found here.
Below is a list of some suggested monuments for participants to photograph of both listed and unlisted locations. As always participants are encouraged to photograph widely as they like and also consider photographing other listed and unlisted locations.
Suggested listed monuments
These locations are all listed grade I and II monuments in South Africa. You can see a list of other monuments nearby by clicking on their respective links.
- Table Mountain, Cape Town. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/018/0022 (other nearby monuments)
- Muizenberg Railway Station, Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/081/0031 (other nearby monuments)
- Oak trees, Dorp Street and The Avenue, Stellenbosch. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/084/0001-026 (other nearby monuments)
- Tokai Arboretum, Tokai Forest, Tokai, Cape Town. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/111/0017 (other nearby monuments)
- Jonkershuis, Non Pareille, Daljosafat, Paarl District, Western Cape. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/069/0001/002-03 (other nearby monuments)
- Johannesburg City Hall Complex, Rissik Street, Johannesburg. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/228/0068 (other nearby monuments)
- Old High Court of Griqualand West, Southey Street, Kimberley, Northern Cape. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/049/0011 (other nearby monuments)
- Fort Murray, Zwelitsha District, Eastern Cape. SAHRA-ID: 4/K/King/1 (other nearby monuments)
- St James Church, 35 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/033/0016 (other nearby monuments)
Suggested unlisted monuments
Unfortunately a number of the suggested unlisted monuments we had recommended previously might be subject to Freedom of Panorama issues. We have therefore asked that pictures of monuments that were built recently not be submitted. We are sorry for the confusion.
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