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Donate to Wikimedia South Africa

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Thank you for supporting Wikimedia South Africa, an independent non-profit organisation that supports Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects. Our job is to provide easy access to reliable information in South Africa. We do this free of charge and without advertising. To do this we need to cover our costs with donations.

Your donations directly support some of the largest collaboratively-edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, the fifth largest website and the largest encyclopedia ever compiled in the world.

Please support our work through a financial contribution!

What do you plan to do with my donation?

Wikimedia is a global movement. The core of the work is done by hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world. Many of whom are in South Africa. This volunteer community is supported by a network of organisations. Wikimedia ZA is one of those organisations and is the officially recognised organisation for South Africa.

These are some of the activities we’re focused on right now:

  • Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia
  • Wikicommons, a multimedia database
  • WikiSource, a free online reference source
  • WikiData, a online interlinked database

While we do not pay for edits, funds are used primarily for scholarships to support prolific editors to attend events and to support editors and volunteers in other ways such as with small grants that will allow them to grow these projects. Funds are managed by the board and allocations discussed during bi-weekly board meetings.

As Wikimedia founder Jimmy Wales put it: “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.”

To make a donation

The easiest way is via Payfast. Click on the Payfast button below to make a recurring donation.

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Alternatively you can donate via electronic banking and making a deposit into Wikimedia ZA's account at the details below:

Swift Code: BZAZAJJ
Bank: Standard Bank
Account type: Business Current Account
Account number: 02-011-989-5
Account name: WIKIMEDIA ZA NPC
Branch Code: 001255
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