Board Meeting 29 June 2021

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29 June 2021

Agenda items:

  • The proposal from Code for Africa to support their Wiki Mali community support project.
  • Preparations for Wikimedia ZA AGM in September and start work on the 2020/21 end of year report
  • Update on Shupai’s condition and onboarding to start working again.
  • Moleskin Foundation presentation to the board on Afrocuration


In attendance:

  • Michael Graaf
  • Bobby Shabangu
  • Rossouw Van Rooyen
  • Papa Baiden ( Moleskin)
  • Kirsty from Moleskin
  • Nobantu Modise
  • Delight Chipunza
  • Douglas Scott
  • Coenraad Loubser



Moleskin Foundation: Afrocuration project and WiR.

  • Papa was joined by Kirsty from Moleskin Foundation to talk about Afrocuration project:
  • South African acitivity and support from the Chapter
  • Several African projects are currently running across the AFrican contintent through and this includes, Morroco, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbambwe
  • There are 5 events that are taking place within South Africa and Constitution Hill is the partner focusing on youth.
  • 2nd Partner is African Leadership Academy. (ALA) : they are working with very young enterpreneurs,
  • Moleskin will provide us with time schedule to support the Afrocuration project in South Africa.
  • Wikimedian in Residence: Selection process is still underway, there are 17 strong applicants.
  • Efforts in Mozambique: WikimediaZA to send Mozambiquan contact to enabled support in Mozambique.

Shupai's update

  • Shupai is showing signs of improvement,
  • She has been discharged from hospital and currently sees a physiotherapist to help restore her mobility again.
  • She asked to take on low key tasks which will be part of her training to assist with her restoration.
  • She was asked to send a letter pointing out a list of tasks which she can do, these included:

organising meetings and taking minutes.

  • She will only do tasks that require typing but not outreach where she would have to interact with partners or community.
  • Shupai asked for a bed table to enable her sit on bed while working
  • The board supported purchasing of a bed table for Shupai.

Code for Africa Wiki Mali support

  • Code for Africa an organisation that supports journalism and open data is applying for funding from Google to support Wiki Mali UG and are asking for WikimediaZA's endorsement.


  • Endorsement letter was approved.
  • WikimediaZA to review the endorsement letter, make changes and send back to them.

Preparations for Wikimedia ZA AGM

  • It was agreed by the meeting that preparations for AGM needs to start now for the meeting to be hosted in September and start work on the 2020/21 end of year report.
  • Meeting was adjourned and the next meeting will take place on 13 July.
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