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| Decide on a legal structure.  || Done || Tobias to report back. || {{done}}
 
| Decide on a legal structure.  || Done || Tobias to report back. || {{done}}
 
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| Draft the constitution with input from local Wikipedians.  || 2 months || Administration team. '''Please see the [[Talk:Proposed articles of association|relevant page]]'''. || {{done}}
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| Draft the constitution with input from local Wikipedians.  || 2 months || Administration team. '''Please see the [[Talk:Article_of_Association|relevant page]]'''. || {{done}}
 
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| Send constitution to WMF and discussion process leading to final approval. || 2 months || Administration team and TACP.|| {{Done}}
 
| Send constitution to WMF and discussion process leading to final approval. || 2 months || Administration team and TACP.|| {{Done}}
 
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| Appoint/agree/vote for directors. || 2 to 4 weeks || Members. See [[Directors]]|| {{Done}}
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| Appoint/agree/vote for directors. || 2 to 4 weeks || Members. See [[Board|Directors]]|| {{Done}}
 
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| Register the Chapter locally. || 2 months || The African Commons Project. || {{Done}}
 
| Register the Chapter locally. || 2 months || The African Commons Project. || {{Done}}
 
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| Develop Wiki presence. || 2 to 4 weeks || Administration team and TACP. || {{Doing}}
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| Develop Wiki presence. || 2 to 4 weeks || Administration team and TACP. || {{Done}}
 
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| Public launch. || Planning 2 months (planning can commence during registration) || Still to be decided. || {{Done}}
 
| Public launch. || Planning 2 months (planning can commence during registration) || Still to be decided. || {{Done}}
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===Wits Workshop 2010===
 
===Wits Workshop 2010===
All the information regarding the Wits Workshop of 2010 is moved to the following page: [[Wikimedia South Africa/WitsWorkshop]].
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All the information regarding the Wits Workshop of 2010 is moved to the following page: [[Wits_Workshop]].
  
 
===Wikimania 2012 Bid===
 
===Wikimania 2012 Bid===
Charlene, Kerryn, Ian, Lourie and David put together a bid to host Wikimania 2012 in Stellenbosch. The bid page is located here: [[Wikimania_2012/Bids/Stellenbosch]]. The bid process was instructive, but we were [http://wikimania2012.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page beaten] by an excellent [[Wikimania_2012/Bids/Washington,_D.C.|bid by Washington DC]].
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Charlene, Kerryn, Ian, Lourie and David put together a bid to host Wikimania 2012 in Stellenbosch. The bid page is located here: [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2012/Bids/Stellenbosch Stellenbosch]. The bid process was instructive, but we were [http://wikimania2012.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page beaten] by an excellent [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2012/Bids/Washington,_D.C. bid by Washington DC].
  
 
===Regional conference===
 
===Regional conference===
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*The process has stopped and stalled a few times before, but began again in earnest in May 2010, with assistance from Achal Prabhala, who helped with a similar process in India, Nhlanhla Mabaso and the African Commons Project.
 
*The process has stopped and stalled a few times before, but began again in earnest in May 2010, with assistance from Achal Prabhala, who helped with a similar process in India, Nhlanhla Mabaso and the African Commons Project.
 
*A workshop was held at Wits on August 7 and 8 2010, resulting in the initial timeline, and much of the draft vision, purpose and possible initiatives.
 
*A workshop was held at Wits on August 7 and 8 2010, resulting in the initial timeline, and much of the draft vision, purpose and possible initiatives.
*The administrative team held a meeting on 15 January 2012 to discuss the way forward. The minutes are located here: [[Wikimedia South Africa/AdminMeeting1]].
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*The administrative team held a meeting on 15 January 2012 to discuss the way forward. The minutes are located here: [[20120115-First_Board_Meeting|AdminMeeting1]].
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===Jan 2011 Press release===
 
===Jan 2011 Press release===
David created a draft press release for the 10th birthday celebrations. Please take a look and make suggestions: [[Wikimedia South Africa/Jan 2011 press release draft]].
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David created a draft press release for the 10th birthday celebrations. Please take a look and make suggestions: [[Jan_2011_press_release_draft|Jan 2011 press release draft]].
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===Media===
 
===Media===
 
*[http://blogs.uct.ac.za/blog/oer-uct/2010/08/19/establishing-a-wikipedia-south-africa-chapter UCT Blog on Wikimedia South Africa workshop] (mpaskevi - 19 August 2010)
 
*[http://blogs.uct.ac.za/blog/oer-uct/2010/08/19/establishing-a-wikipedia-south-africa-chapter UCT Blog on Wikimedia South Africa workshop] (mpaskevi - 19 August 2010)
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*[http://picasaweb.google.com/davidrichfield/Wikimedia# More photos by David Richfield.]
 
*[http://picasaweb.google.com/davidrichfield/Wikimedia# More photos by David Richfield.]
 
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/africancommonsproject/sets/72157624592250157/ More photos by the African Commons Project]
 
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/africancommonsproject/sets/72157624592250157/ More photos by the African Commons Project]
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[[Category:Archives]]

Latest revision as of 20:09, 27 December 2012

The chapter has been formed as a Section 21 Company under South African law. The relevant articles are here:

The discussion around these documents was held on the relevant talk page. Most of the comments were moved to the archive to allow for easier reading.

Contents

[edit] Proposed Timeline

Activity Time Responsible Status
Decide on a legal structure. Done Tobias to report back. Yes check.svg Done
Draft the constitution with input from local Wikipedians. 2 months Administration team. Please see the relevant page. Yes check.svg Done
Send constitution to WMF and discussion process leading to final approval. 2 months Administration team and TACP. Yes check.svg Done
Appoint/agree/vote for directors. 2 to 4 weeks Members. See Directors Yes check.svg Done
Register the Chapter locally. 2 months The African Commons Project. Yes check.svg Done
Develop Wiki presence. 2 to 4 weeks Administration team and TACP. Yes check.svg Done
Public launch. Planning 2 months (planning can commence during registration) Still to be decided. Yes check.svg Done

[edit] Wits Workshop 2010

All the information regarding the Wits Workshop of 2010 is moved to the following page: Wits_Workshop.

[edit] Wikimania 2012 Bid

Charlene, Kerryn, Ian, Lourie and David put together a bid to host Wikimania 2012 in Stellenbosch. The bid page is located here: Stellenbosch. The bid process was instructive, but we were beaten by an excellent bid by Washington DC.

[edit] Regional conference

Let's look at the feasibility for hosting a regional Wiki conference. Following the South African team's almost-successful bid for Wikimania 2012, it might be a great idea to put that thinking towards hosting a regional conference in 2012 so that it builds momentum and consolidation on the African continent - where there are pockets of people working who don't necessarily know one another. See the following page for a more detailed discussion: Wikimedia South Africa/Regional conference.

[edit] History

  • The process has stopped and stalled a few times before, but began again in earnest in May 2010, with assistance from Achal Prabhala, who helped with a similar process in India, Nhlanhla Mabaso and the African Commons Project.
  • A workshop was held at Wits on August 7 and 8 2010, resulting in the initial timeline, and much of the draft vision, purpose and possible initiatives.
  • The administrative team held a meeting on 15 January 2012 to discuss the way forward. The minutes are located here: AdminMeeting1.

[edit] Jan 2011 Press release

David created a draft press release for the 10th birthday celebrations. Please take a look and make suggestions: Jan 2011 press release draft.

[edit] Media

[edit] Gallery

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