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==Structure==
 
 
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==Board of Trustees==
 
==Board of Trustees==
 
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===[[user:Thuvack|Dumisani Ndubane]] ===
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The following board members were elected at the [[2017-AGM|2017 AGM]].
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||age                = 30
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|location            = Johannesburg
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|languages            = English, Xitsonga
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|wikimedian since    = 2008
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|active wikis        = en-wv; ts-we
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|statement            =
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My name is Dumisani Ndubane, I have been a Wikipedian since 2008. I'm involved in the Xitsonga Wikipedia and occasionally in the English Wikipedia. I am involved in the organisation of Wiki Loves Monuments for South Africa and Joburgpedia.
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I am an Electrical Engineer by profession. The foregoing has given me the priveledge to work closely with some of the existing board members and ex-board members. I believe that the exposure and experience I have on Wiki projects, combined with my project management skills can be somewhat useful to the Wikimedia-ZA chapter. My passion is in the development of small language Wikis and attraction and retention of Editors in these wikis. I also have interest in GLAM activities within the Archives environment and hope to foster lasting ties between Wikimedia ZA and the National Archives and other heritage bodies.
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===[[user:slashme|David Richfield]] ===
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|image caption        = David
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|name                = David Richfield
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|age                  = {{age|1973|8|10}}
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|location            = Germany
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|languages            = English, Afrikaans, German, a bit of Russian and Xhosa
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|wikimedian since    = [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Oshima_Peninsula.PNG&diff=prev&oldid=23820678 2005]
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|active wikis        = English Wikipedia, Wiktionary
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|statement            = I'm a chemical engineer with a master's degree in Biochemistry, currently working in Germany.  <br><br>With the continued scramble for ownership of information by corporations and individuals, it takes continued effort on the part of ordinary citizens to provide free, open alternatives.  This effort need not be onerous, and can be fun and educational, but it is important to involve a large number of people from diverse backgrounds.  I am often saddened by the lack of awareness of free software and documentation: lack of awareness of the availability of such sources, as well as lack of awareness of the principles underlying them.  I want to work to remedy that in South Africa.
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===[[user:MADe|Maarten Deneckere]] ===
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|image caption        = Maarten
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|name                = Maarten Deneckere
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|age                  = 27
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|location            = Belgium
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|languages            = Dutch, French, English, Afrikaans
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|wikimedian since    = 2005
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|active wikis        = nl (fr, en, af)
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|statement            =
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I am Maarten, based in Belgium. 
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I have been an editor since 2005, mainly on the Dutch Wikipedia. In Belgium and the Netherlands I organise multiple events, including past Wiki Loves Monuments competitions in Belgium.
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Other goals in South Africa are the development of the smaller language wikis.
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===[[user:Islahaddow|Isla Haddow-Flood]] ===
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|image                = Isla_Haddow-Flood.jpg
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|image caption    =  Isla
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|name                = Isla Haddow-Flood
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|age                  = 41
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|location            = Cape Town
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|languages            = English
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|wikimedian since    = 2011
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|active wikis        =
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|statement            =
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I am a Zimbabwean by birth, and a Capetonian by adoption. I am passionate about harnessing communication technology and media platforms for the advancement of open access to knowledge. Specifically, knowledge that relates to and enhances the understanding of Africa via the Open Movement (and especially Wikipedia). I am personally invested in the arts, film, social history, education, the written and spoken word, and natural heritage.
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Collectively these passions and experiences have evolved into the position of project manager of WikiAfrica at the Africa Centre. WikiAfrica is a cross-continental collaborative project that aims at encouraging and supporting communities and memory institutions across Africa to actively contribute to Wikipedia and its sister projects. I am also doing my Masters at UCT in African Studies, looking at the impact that source-generated, truthful online content has on an individual and the larger community.  
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===[[user:Discott|Douglas Scott]] ===
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===[[user:Discott|Douglas Scott]] - President ===
 
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  |image                = DIScott Monkey Selfie Wikimania 2014.JPG
 
  |image caption        = Douglas
 
  |image caption        = Douglas
 
  |name                = Douglas Scott
 
  |name                = Douglas Scott
  |age                  = 31
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  |age                  = 32
 
  |location            = Cape Town
 
  |location            = Cape Town
 
  |languages            = English, Mandarin Chinese, Afrikaans
 
  |languages            = English, Mandarin Chinese, Afrikaans
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  |active wikis        = Wikipedia (en)
 
  |active wikis        = Wikipedia (en)
 
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I am a Capetonian and have been an editor on the English Wikipedia since 2006.  I currently work for the Safety Lab incubated out of the Cape Town Partnership in Cape Town where I am a research associate.  Since attending Wikimania 2011 in Haifa, I have become more deeply involved in organising and participating in Wiki-related events on a grass roots level.  In late 2011, I attended a number of events organised by Wikimedia UK in London such as the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/BM/Ice_Age_Event_-_October_13,_2011 Ice Age GLAM] project with the British Museum.  In early 2012 I organised a series of workshops for Xhosa language academics and translators to increase awareness and promote participation in editing Xhosa language Wikipedia. Xhosa language Wikipedia is a project I would like to continue promoting.  I am also interested in Cape Town hosting Wikimania in the future and in cultivating GLAM events and relationships with Libraries, Galleries, Archives and Museums in the Western Cape.
 
  
I assisted in organising the 2012 Wiki Loves Monuments competition and was the head organiser of the 2013 [http://www.wikilovesmonuments.co.za/ Wiki Loves Monuments] photographic competition.  I am currently overseeing the professionalisation of Wikimedia ZA.
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Douglas has been an editor on English language [http://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia] since 2006.  Whilst studying for his masters in Economic Development policy in Beijing, China from 2007 to 2010 he became a very active editor contributing to South African and Chinese topic articles on Wikipedia.  He first became involved in organising grassroots activities after attending his first [http://wikimania2011.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikimania in 2011] and participating in a number of events organised by [https://wikimedia.org.uk/ Wikimedia UK] whilst living in London such as the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/BM/Ice_Age_Event_-_October_13,_2011 Ice Age GLAM] project with the British Museum.
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Once he returned from London he joined the newly formed South African chapter of Wikimedia.  In 2012 Douglas helped organised Wikimedia South Africa's first large event, the South African component of [http://www.wikilovesmonuments.co.za/ Wiki Loves Monuments], the largest photographic competition in the worldSince then he as organised the 2013 and 2014 Wiki Loves Monuments competitions, oversaw the professionlisation of the chapter by hiring its first full-time employee, organised a number of edit-a-thons, and most recently the [http://wikimedia.org.za/wiki/Wiki_From_Above_2015 Wiki From Above] photographic competition.  He is always interested in projects that encourage more people to edit Wikipedia and contribute to [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikimedia Commons].
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He currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa and in his day job works in technology, data collection, and crime reduction.  
  
 
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==Administrative Support==
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===[http://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gebruiker:Oesjaar Deon Steyn] ===
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|image                = Deon Steyn.png
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|image caption        = Deon 
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|name                = Deon Steyn
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|age                  = 53
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|location            = Johannesburg
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|languages            = Afrikaans, English, German
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|wikimedian since    = 2009
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|active wikis        = af, en, de
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|statement            =
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Deon is a professional technologist specialising in telecommunication.  His passion is to contribute technical articles to the Afrikaans Wikipedia for use by students. 
  
===[[user:Theresa|Theresa Hume]] ===
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===[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Greenman Ian Gilfillan] ===
 
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  |image                = Ian Gilfillan Norway Oct 2016.jpg
  |image caption        = Theresa
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  |image caption        = Ian
  ||name                = Theresa Hume
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  |name                 = Ian Gilfillan
  ||age                = 39
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|age                  = 44
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|location            = Cape Town
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|languages            = English
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|wikimedian since    = 2003
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|board               = 2016 - 2017
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  |active wikis        = English Wikipedia, bumble around on the other South African language Wikipedias, occasionally Wikivoyage, Wikiquote, Wiktionary
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|statement            = Started editing (with an account) in 2003, when the English Wikipedia was a blank canvas, and articles such as [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durban Durban], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Sisulu Walter Sisulu] were still waiting to be created. I tend to be [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiGnome WikiGnome]-like in style. I helped set up the Wikimedia ZA Chapter, and was on the first board, and was re-elected to the current board in 2015. I helped co-ordinate the [https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2008/Bids/Cape_Town 2008 Cape Town bid], which was the runner-up (and am very grateful we did not win, as there was far less of a team behind it than this time around). I am also interested in the smaller South African and African-language Wikipedias, and regularly [http://www.greenman.co.za/blog/?tag=wikimedia report on their progress]. Outside of Wikimedia, I have an IT background, am passionate about Free and Open Source Software, and currently work for the [https://www.mariadb.org MariaDB Foundation]. You can read a bit more about me [http://www.greenman.co.za/blog/?page_id=385 on my blog].
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===Raymond Ellis ===
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|name                = Raymond Ellis
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|age                 = 43
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|location            = Cape Town
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|languages            = English, Afrikaans, German, French, Dutch
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|wikimedian since    = 2011
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|active wikis        = English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata
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|statement            = Raymond is a machine learning specialist with a focus on Natural Language Processing applications of neural networks. He has worked in marketing research, online transaction processing, financial analysis and various technology start-up environments. Raymond is primarily active on Wikidata.
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===[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dagelf Coenraad Loubser]===
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|image caption        =   
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|name                 = Coenraad Loubser
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|age                  = 39
 
  |location            = Cape Town
 
  |location            = Cape Town
  |languages            = English, Afrikaans
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  |languages            = Afrikaans, English
  |wikimedian since    = 2013
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|wikimedian since    = 2004
  |active wikis        = en and af
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|active wikis        = Afrikaans Wikipedia, English Wikipedia
|statement            =  
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|statement            = Linux and embedded systems enthusiast, South African entrepreneur and champion of internet accessibility and the power of information. Co-founder of a successful ISP.
I joined the WMZA team at the end of 2013 as Administrator for the Chapter.
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== Advisor to the Board ==
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===[[user:Thuvack|Dumisani Ndubane]] ===
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Dumi is a previous president and board member of Wikimedia ZA. He was employed by the Wikimedia Foundation in 2017 and stood down from the board to prevent any conflict of interests with his new role. He is currently serving as an advisor to the board
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|image caption        = Dumisani
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||name                = Dumisani Ndubane
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||age                = 31
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|location            = Johannesburg
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|languages            = English, Xitsonga
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  |wikimedian since    = 2008
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  |active wikis        = en-wv; ts-we
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My name is Dumisani Ndubane, I have been a Wikipedian since 2008. I'm involved in the Xitsonga Wikipedia and occasionally in the English Wikipedia. I am involved in the organisation of Wiki Loves Monuments for South Africa and Joburgpedia.  
  
My username is Humetheresa
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I am an Electrical Engineer by profession. The foregoing has given me the privilege to work closely with some of the existing board members and ex-board members. I believe that the exposure and experience I have on Wiki projects, combined with my project management skills can be somewhat useful to the Wikimedia-ZA chapter. My passion is in the development of small language Wikis and attraction and retention of Editors in these wikis. I also have interest in GLAM activities within the Archives environment and hope to foster lasting ties between Wikimedia ZA and the National Archives and other heritage bodies.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:38, 5 December 2017

Contents

[edit] Board of Trustees

The following board members were elected at the 2017 AGM.

[edit] Douglas Scott - President

Summary Details
Douglas
  • Personal Information
    • Name: Douglas Scott
    • Location: Cape Town
    • Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese, Afrikaans
  • Editorial
    • Wikipedian since: 2006
    • Active wikis: Wikipedia (en)
Statement Douglas has been an editor on English language Wikipedia since 2006. Whilst studying for his masters in Economic Development policy in Beijing, China from 2007 to 2010 he became a very active editor contributing to South African and Chinese topic articles on Wikipedia. He first became involved in organising grassroots activities after attending his first Wikimania in 2011 and participating in a number of events organised by Wikimedia UK whilst living in London such as the Ice Age GLAM project with the British Museum.

Once he returned from London he joined the newly formed South African chapter of Wikimedia. In 2012 Douglas helped organised Wikimedia South Africa's first large event, the South African component of Wiki Loves Monuments, the largest photographic competition in the world. Since then he as organised the 2013 and 2014 Wiki Loves Monuments competitions, oversaw the professionlisation of the chapter by hiring its first full-time employee, organised a number of edit-a-thons, and most recently the Wiki From Above photographic competition. He is always interested in projects that encourage more people to edit Wikipedia and contribute to Wikimedia Commons.

He currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa and in his day job works in technology, data collection, and crime reduction.

[edit] Bobby Shabangu

Summary Details
Bobby
  • Personal Information
    • Name: Bobby Shabangu
    • Location: Johannesburg
    • Languages: English, Afrikaans, siSwati, Bahasa ,Tshwana ,still learning German and Arabic
  • Editorial
    • Wikipedian since: 2011
    • Active wikis: en and ss
Statement I am from Johannesburg. Things that are close to my heart are history, visual arts, language, heritage, culture, music and politics. I'm presently the Wikipedian in Residence for the Joburgpedia project. In a nutshell I'm responsible for digitizing archived documents and pictures from the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation. This to me is important because it means that I am bridging the gap between the past, the present and the future, It means that I don't only see change happening, but that i'm being part of the change, and it also means that I'm participating actively in the direction the change is taking. Digitizing documents makes them more accessible, generates interest for a collection, and helps preserve the originals. Be the change that you want to see in the world, Mahatma Gandhi.

[edit] Deon Steyn

Summary Details
Deon
  • Personal Information
    • Name: Deon Steyn
    • Location: Johannesburg
    • Languages: Afrikaans, English, German
  • Editorial
    • Wikipedian since: 2009
    • Active wikis: af, en, de
Statement Deon is a professional technologist specialising in telecommunication. His passion is to contribute technical articles to the Afrikaans Wikipedia for use by students.

[edit] Ian Gilfillan

Summary Details
Ian
  • Personal Information
    • Name: Ian Gilfillan
    • Location: Cape Town
    • Languages: English
  • Editorial
    • Wikipedian since: 2003
    • Active wikis: English Wikipedia, bumble around on the other South African language Wikipedias, occasionally Wikivoyage, Wikiquote, Wiktionary
Statement Started editing (with an account) in 2003, when the English Wikipedia was a blank canvas, and articles such as Durban, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Walter Sisulu were still waiting to be created. I tend to be WikiGnome-like in style. I helped set up the Wikimedia ZA Chapter, and was on the first board, and was re-elected to the current board in 2015. I helped co-ordinate the 2008 Cape Town bid, which was the runner-up (and am very grateful we did not win, as there was far less of a team behind it than this time around). I am also interested in the smaller South African and African-language Wikipedias, and regularly report on their progress. Outside of Wikimedia, I have an IT background, am passionate about Free and Open Source Software, and currently work for the MariaDB Foundation. You can read a bit more about me on my blog.

[edit] Raymond Ellis

Summary Details
  • Personal Information
    • Name: Raymond Ellis
    • Location: Cape Town
    • Languages: English, Afrikaans, German, French, Dutch
  • Editorial
    • Wikipedian since: 2011
    • Active wikis: English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata
Statement Raymond is a machine learning specialist with a focus on Natural Language Processing applications of neural networks. He has worked in marketing research, online transaction processing, financial analysis and various technology start-up environments. Raymond is primarily active on Wikidata.

[edit] Coenraad Loubser

Summary Details
  • Personal Information
    • Name: Coenraad Loubser
    • Location: Cape Town
    • Languages: Afrikaans, English
  • Editorial
    • Wikipedian since: 2004
    • Active wikis: Afrikaans Wikipedia, English Wikipedia
Statement Linux and embedded systems enthusiast, South African entrepreneur and champion of internet accessibility and the power of information. Co-founder of a successful ISP.

[edit] Advisor to the Board

[edit] Dumisani Ndubane

Dumi is a previous president and board member of Wikimedia ZA. He was employed by the Wikimedia Foundation in 2017 and stood down from the board to prevent any conflict of interests with his new role. He is currently serving as an advisor to the board

Summary Details
Dumisani
  • Personal Information
    • Name: Dumisani Ndubane
    • Location: Johannesburg
    • Languages: English, Xitsonga
  • Editorial
    • Wikipedian since: 2008
    • Active wikis: en-wv; ts-we
Statement My name is Dumisani Ndubane, I have been a Wikipedian since 2008. I'm involved in the Xitsonga Wikipedia and occasionally in the English Wikipedia. I am involved in the organisation of Wiki Loves Monuments for South Africa and Joburgpedia.

I am an Electrical Engineer by profession. The foregoing has given me the privilege to work closely with some of the existing board members and ex-board members. I believe that the exposure and experience I have on Wiki projects, combined with my project management skills can be somewhat useful to the Wikimedia-ZA chapter. My passion is in the development of small language Wikis and attraction and retention of Editors in these wikis. I also have interest in GLAM activities within the Archives environment and hope to foster lasting ties between Wikimedia ZA and the National Archives and other heritage bodies.

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