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About us

“Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.” - Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia


Wikimedia ZA is the South African Chapter of the global Wikimedia movement, and officially recognised as such by the Wikimedia Foundation. We aim to support and promote Wikimedia projects and its community of editors, such as the free online Encyclopedia Wikipedia, the interlinked super database Wikidata and the multimedia repository Wikimedia Commons. Overall Wikimedia ZA exists to promote local awareness of the projects and their proper academic use, encourage translation efforts into local languages and support the creation of local free knowledge and media.

We are a volunteer membership driven non-profit organisation.

Wikimedia ZA is a South African non-profit association whose funding relies on your donations.
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