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AGM Announcement

All Wikipedians / Wikimedians in South Africa are invited to attend Wikimedia ZA's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 1 November 2014.
The Truth Coffee Building on 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, South Africa.
A map illustrating the location of the Truth Coffee building on 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, South Africa.

Date: Saturday, 1st November 2014

Time: 11:30am to 15:30pm

Venue  : Twenty Fifty, 1st Floor, Truth Coffee Building, 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

Attendees have the option to also join digitally over Google Hangout instead of in person. Attendees who join in digitally must please inform us ahead of time and ensure that you have a gmail account.

To join digitally please email Wikimedia ZA at Douglas Scott.

More information can be found on the AGM page of our website.

Annual Report

A revised copy of our Annual report can be viewed online


Every member entitled to attend and vote at a meeting of the Chapter, shall be entitled to appoint another person (whether a member or not) as his or her proxy to attend, speak and vote in his or her stead.

Alternatively members can elect to take part using conference telephone facilities or other similar electronic means. The formal request to take part electronically must be made via email.

A copy of the proxy form is available here.

If you would like someone else to act as your proxy, and they will be attending the AGM, please complete the Proxy Form authorising the person to vote on your behalf on the day of the AGM. Please note that a signed copy of the proxy form must be presented at the AGM.

If you would like the Chapter Administrator to act as your proxy, please complete the Form and return it either electronically to The Administrator or post it to :

Wikimedia ZA
Postnet Suite #146
Private Bag X9190
Cape Town

If you prefer to join the AGM virtually, please send your formal request to either The Administrator or Douglas Scott. Please note that you must have a gmail account in order to join with this option.

Please note that proxies and requests to participate in the AGM electronically must reach The Administrator by Friday, 31 October 2014 at 18:00 in order to be valid.

More information on appointing a proxy can be found under the Articles of Association

Call for Directors

Persons elected onto the Board of Trustees do so on a voluntary basis, and must adhere to the Code of Discipline for Directors as contained in the By Laws of the Chapter.

Elected members must also adhere to the Code of Conduct as prescribed by the Wikimedia Foundation.

More information on Directorship can be found in the Articles of Association

The current board and the structure of the Chapter can be viewed here

If you would like to nominate a candidate for consideration, please send an e-mail to the Administrator by no later than 24 October 2014 using the template below.

As a member of Wikimedia South Africa, I hereby nominate for election as a member of the Board of Trustees the following candidate.

Name of Candidate

Username of Candidate

Contact Number of Candidate

Please note that the nominee need not be a member of the Chapter.

Preliminary Agenda

  • Opening and Welcome - President of Chapter
  • Quorum
  • Approval of Previous AGM Minutes
  • Report from President
  • The Chapter over the past year from an Administrative point of view
- PAYE Registration
- SARS Registration
- Appointment of Auditors
- Updating Company Documents
- NPO Registration (pending)
- VAT Registration (pending)
- Monthly Payroll Administration
- Annual Audits
- Registration of official business address
- Business Banking
- Petty Cash System
- Online Filing System
  • Wikimedia ZA Projects in 2014
- Wiki Loves Monuments
- Joburgpedia
- Wikimania 2015
- Wiki Indaba
- GLAM - Libraries
- Wikipedia Zero
- Open Book Festival
- Xhosa Project
- Kiwix
- Wiki Meetups
- FDC Grant Application
- OSF Grant Application (2nd Application)
  • Projects in 2015
- Wiki Loves Monuments
- Joburgpedia
- Wiki Indaba
- GLAM - Libraries
- Wikipedia Zero
- Wiki Meetups
- Kaapedia
- Wiki Loves Wildlife
- Afrikaans Writing Competition
  • Membership
- Members at the end of 2013 - to be renewed
- New Members
- Lifetime Membership Fees
  • Strategy Formulation Session - Discussing the big issue
- Increasing involvement by South Africans in editing Wikipedia and / or other Wiki's
- Increasing the involvement of South African Wikimedians in Wikimedia ZA
- Fundraising
  • Resolutions
- Special Resolutions
- Ordinary Resolutions
  • Election of Directors
  • Election of Office Bearers
  • Next Meeting
  • Closing


  • The award ceremony for Wiki Loves Monuments 2014will be held later the evening at the Slave Church, 40 Long Street, Cape Town. Please stay on and join us for that event.


Latest News

Wiki Loves Monuments Award Ceremony

We have pleasure in inviting you to the Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa Award Ceremony, an event where winners of this year’s South African component of the largest photographic competition in the world, will be awarded their prizes.

The best photographs submitted from South Africa and around the world will be on display.

Please join us :

When : Saturday, 1 November 2014
Time: 18:00
Where : Slave Church, 40 Long Street, Cape Town

Refreshments will be served at this semi-formal occasion.

Please feel free to forward this invitation on to anyone who you feel might be interested in attending, and you are welcome to bring along a partner.

For more information or to RSVP please email The Administrator

The 2014 Wiki Loves Monuments Winners have been announced


Congratulations to our winners!

This year 4013 photographs were submitted to Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa. This is a slight decrease from the 6,432 that were submitted last year but we are very happy with what seems to be the much higher quality of this year's submissions. We would like to thank each of the 94 participants that submitted photographs in 2014.

If you missed this year's competition or would like to participate again in next year's competition then start taking photographs now to submit in Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 in September 2015.

  • You can view all of the photographs submitted during Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa 2014 on Wikimedia Commons here.
  • You can view all of the photographs submitted globally during 2014 on Wikimedia Commons here.

This year a grand total of 242,344 photographs were submitted internationally by 7,498 participants from all over the world totalling 1,287.9 gigabytes of submitted pictures. This is a decrease from last year's 369,589 photographs that were submitted globally in 2013 submitted by 11,943.

Wiki Loves Africa - Celebrating African Cuisine on Wikipedia


Wiki Loves Africa is an annual competition that invites people from across Africa (and beyond) to celebrate the diversity, richness and complexity of this continent we live on.

In 2014, the Wiki Loves Africa competition celebrates the theme Cuisine. You can be part of the competition by taking photographs, video or audio that are related to traditional or contemporary local cuisine and entering that media into the competition. The competition will accept any media that is related to the production and consumption of food from across the continent, including the "foods", "dishes", "crops", "husbandry", "culinary art", "cooking methods", "utensils", "food markets", "festivals", "culinary events", "famine food" and any other issues that are related to cuisine on the African continent.

Media entered for the competition may be used to illustrate Wikipedia articles relating to the subject, and will become part of the largest free images database in the world, Wikimedia Commons.

The competition starts on the 1st October and ends on the 30th November 2014.

For more information, please visit Wiki Loves Africa


Joburgpedia is a success story that showcases Wikimedia South Africa's efforts to work together with local organisations and government. With the support the City of Johannesburg, the Joburgpedia project was designed to increase exposure of iconic historical sites in the city.

Joburgpedia was initially launched as a pilot project, covering twelve strategic sites, with plans to expand next year. Coverage of these sites has seen an increase on Wikipedia articles edited in indigenous languages, particularly in the case of the Gandhi House in Orchards, showing the immense potential this kind of project can have, both in terms of increase coverage of our heritage, but also in providing content in African languages.

Modelled on MonmouthpediA the project installed, high quality, durable Quick Response code (QR) tiles next to the blue historical plaques installed by the City of Johannesburg. When a user scans the code with a smartphone, the Wikipedia article related to the heritage site is displayed in the language the phone is set to.

Featured Event

WikiIndaba 2014
Indaba 2014

See also WikiIndaba 2014

Wiki Indaba was a 3 day gathering of African Wikimedians and other open knowledge volunteers in Johannesburg, South Africa from 20 - 22 June 2014.

To view some of the topics discussed, please visit the Wiki Indaba page on Meta

To watch some of our video uploads, please visit our YouTube Channel

A special thanks to all participants from across Africa who have attended the event. Also a big thank you to the Wikimedia Foundation and the UK Chapter for their support.

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  • 1 - Wiki Loves Africa Competition starts


  • 1 - Wikimedia ZA AGM
  • 1 - Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 Award Ceremony
  • 30 - Wiki Loves Africa Competition ends

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