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Wikimania 2022 in Cape Town and Johannesburg
8 July 2022

Wikimania 2022, the annual international Wikipedia conference, will take place on 11 - 14 August 2022.

Although the main Wikimania event this year will be held entirely digitally the event organisers are encouraging the hosting of very local mini-Wikimania events around the world during the conference. This will allow participants to both attend the international Wikimania event digitally whilst also meeting with people face-to-face in their area. Wikimedia South Africa will be hosting a mini-Wikimania in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Catering will be provided and a few local events are being prepared. This will be a great opportunity to meet other members of the Wiki community so please feel free to join us and share with others that you feel might also be interested.

  • If you are interested in joining us at either the Cape Town or Johannesburg event then please let us know by filling out this form.
  • If you are looking for a scholarship to buy data bundles, pay for transport to the in person events, pay for child care etc Apply Here



11th (Thursday), 12th (Friday), 13th (Saturday) and 14th (Sunday) August 2022. Please refer to the Wikimania program for more details about the events you can attend. Please see the table below for details about when events will be held. Although people from all over the world are welcome and encouraged to attend any event they wish different regions of the world will be the focus of different days based on their time zones. On day 1 the focus will be one Asia/Oceania, day 2 the Americas, day 3 Africa, Europe and Middle East and day 4 will have a global focus. All times on the table below are in South African Standard Time.

Please note that due to limited space at the Cape Town venue a limited number of people will be able to attend the Cape Town welcome reception. If you will be attending the Cape Town reception then please sign the reception RSVP.

International Wikimania 2022 schedule
Day 1 (Thursday): Asia/Oceania
August 11
Day 2 (Friday): Americas
August 12
Day 3 (Saturday): Africa, Europe, Middle East
August 13
Day 4 (Sunday): Global Day
August 14
International Wikimania Wikimania: 11:00 – 17:00 Wikimania: 16:00 – 18:00
Hackathon: 18:00 – 24:00
Wikimania: 24:00 – 04:00
Wikimania: 09:00 – 14:00
Hackathon: 14:00 – 19:00
Wikimania: 19:00 – 22:00
Wikimania: 10:00 – 14:00
Global festivities: 14:00 – 17:00 SAST
Wikimania: 17:00 – 21:00
Cape Town NA Open: 16:00 - 20:00
Welcome reception: 18:00 - 20:00
RSVP for the Cape Town welcome reception.
Open: 09:00 - 22:00
Copyright and the Wikis round table: know your rights when editing Wikipedia: 12:45 - 13:35
Wikipedia edit-a-thon: 14:00 - 19:00
Open: 10:00 - 21:00
Johannesburg NA NA Open: 09:00 - 16:00
Welcome Reception
Live performance
Panel discussion: Preservation of Heritage and Historical Institutions (Future of GLAM)
Wikipedia state of African languages
Lightning talks
Watch Party


Cape Town

The Cape Town event will be held on the 12 - 14 August at the iNtaka Law Tech Lab at the Kramer Law Building, University of Cape Town.

We have booked two rooms there. The first is a social room where we will host a few in-person round table discussions and have a catering station where finger foods and drinks will be on offer. The second is the quiet room where people who want to break away to digitally attend the Wikimania program events can do so. You will need to bring your own device to attend the digitally based international Wikimania events. Please refer to the Wikimania program for more details about the events you can attend.

Festivities, community meetups, round table discussions, lighting talks and editing workshops will be held.

  • Venue: iNtaka Law Tech Lab
  • Address: Kramer Law Building, Wilfred and Jules Middle Campus of South Africa, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
  • Time: see schedule above
  • Date: 12, 13 & 14 August 2022


The in person event in Johannesburg will take place on 13 August 2022 ( for one day only), at the Constitution Hill.

  • Venue: The Flame Space, Constitution Hill
  • Address: 11 Kotze Road Braamfontein Johannesburg
  • Time: 09:00 - 16:00
  • Date: 13 August 2022


This event is free to join and open to everyone with an interest in open knowledge and/or Wikipedia.


A very special thanks goes out to our event partners in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Without them this event would not be possible.

The iNtaka Law Tech Lab at the University of Cape Town with providing our Cape Town venue.

The Wikimedia Foundation for funding the event.

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