Less than 10% of Wikipedia entries are created by people outside Europe and North America.
What this means is the available information on countries like South Africa is often incomplete, inadequate or inaccurate, but a new initiative aims to change that.
Thursday saw South Africa's first WikiWordathon take place in Cape Town and Johannesburg, bringing together writers, broadcasters and academics to start tackling the task of telling South Africa's stories online. And they need the public's help.
Do you have a passion for monkey gland sauce? Are you interested in the mythical serpent Inkanyamba? Could you explain to the world what a bergwind is? If so, consider this your conscription papers to join the Wikipedia Wordathon project.
Monkey gland sauce, Inkanyamba and bergwind are just three of the topics currently dealt with on Wikipedia via a "stub" - not a full article. There are countless further South African subjects that have no treatment on Wikipedia at all.
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