It's a travel guide, not a history book
The duration of apartheid is immaterial. 188.8.131.52 03:29, 23 Jun 2005 (EDT)
The split of the provinces isn't applied into municipal districts as demarcated by Governement. Is this intentional (I'm a newbie) ? If so, what is the policy? Yzerfontein 03:21, 28 Jan 2006 (EST)
So if I forexample have a stamp from Estonia on my last page on my passport, does this meen that I can't travel to SA? This stamp is actually the only stamp I have in my passport.. so 184.108.40.206 16:28, 18 June 2006 (EDT)
The external links section was removed in accordance with Wikitravel:External links, but someone who has traveled to South Africa might be able to vouch whether these should be re-added within the "Get in", "Sleep", etc sections (we mention Expedia and Southwest in the United States article), or if these are better left off altogether.
Other external links to consider are to restaurant sites like
-- Ken Nelson 22:52, 24 February 2007 (SAT)
Personal experiences, hence totally NOT NPOV 8-)
I've travelled to ZA every year for the last decade (sometimes twice a year)
I have removed some additional external links to accommodation aggregations after receiving private email complaints from User:Dining-OUT. Some of those were actually stuff that I added when I just started working on wikitravel, not for the importance of the specific link itself, but simply as examples.
I think I now better understand why the external link policy is enforced so strongly, once there is one external link it sets a presidency and every one else think they have the right to add links to their own sites as well; a quick way for wikitravel to go downhill and become just another list of links to links. NJR_ZA 15:49, 24 January 2007 (EST)
It will be nice to add Template:ClimateCelsius to all South African cities, but please do not use any data from SAWS for this purpose.
Free political boundaries, climate data and a free too view the climate at any point can be found at Diva-GIS
South African Weather Service
Use of the climate data from SAWS is now restricted under chapter 9 of the S A Weather Service Act (8 of 2001). The data prior to 2001 should however be in the public domain. I have send an email request clarification on copyright of data prior to the introduction of the act and will post here when I receive a reply.
GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Intellectual property rights
26. (1) The Weather Service retains the intellectual property rights on any data, meteorological and advisory services, computer programs, inventions, discoveries and improvements generated by the Weather Service in the fulfilment of its functions.
(2) Any data, information, advisory services and meteorological services of the Weather Service provided to a client or customer may not be provided by that client or customer to a third party or be distributed without the written consent of the Chief Executive Officer.
(3) Any use of material by way of publication, including radio, television or other such medium, must acknowledge the Weather Service's contribution.
-- NJR_ZA 15:39, 16 February 2007 (EST)
South African hierarchy
I'm busy restructuring the hierarchy for South African articles
Reasons for the restructure
--NJR_ZA 14:30, 7 March 2007 (EST)
Quick language question (Swept from the Travellers Pub)
In South Africa we use the name geyser for a house's hot water heater. I suspect this is a South African oddity like calling traffic lights robots. What name does the home water heating system go by in other countries? --Nick 14:41, 1 February 2008 (EST)
witblits / mampoer
"It's extremely high in alcohol content and packs a lethal blow." Is it really lethal, or is that gross, ill-considered hyperbole? 220.127.116.11 03:32, 9 March 2009 (EDT) USer
Moved links from sleep/hotel section: either no hotels or not nationally operating hotels.
Babbelas 08:22, 13 May 2009 (EDT)
South Africa World Cup 2010
swept in from the pub
World Cup starts in a few months and while the SA articles are mostly in good condition the surrounding countries are not. Most of the countries already have massive amounts of advertising going on in SA with a couple even changing visa rules for the duration due to expected tourist load so it seems like it might be worthwhile to get some key articles in usable condition before the event. I am working on Mozambique right now and will be adding more to the various articles but there is a lot of work that needs to be done. A short list of what I think should be looked at with priority:
greap 11:16, 16 November 2009 (EST)
Car rental agencies
I moved all of these out of the article. No required in my view, they clog up an otherwise good article and are a spam magnet. If anyone disagrees please say so, otherwise delete all in 2 weeks.--Burmesedays 13:08, 19 March 2010 (EDT)
South Africa a country, a city; a directory or an travel guide?
Listings shouldn't be listed in country articles (I believe airline listings are exceptional as well as Tourism listings etc.), listings should be listed in city/town articles and why does it have an outline template when it looks usable or has a star potential (stated before) even though it needs organizing. -SnappyHip 19:16, 21 March 2010 (GST)edited again at 19:20, 21 March 2010 (GST)
Right now, lots of phone numbers have a "(0)" appearing after the country code. I don't know what's required to dial local, but per Wikitravel:Phone numbers, I would think the "0" can be put into the Contact section. I have changed some of the formatting for listings towards the top of the page. Any info. on those who know would be helpful. Zepppep 14:23, 8 July 2011 (EDT)