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Pria has over 10 years experience as a technology law and policy advisor to public and private sector organisations, developing country governments and international organisations. In 2007, Pria founded a leading South African technology law firm which was acquired by Pricewaterhouse Coopers in 2011. Following the acquisition, Pria was responsible for establishing and heading the technology legal and regulatory service area for the PwC national advisory practice. She left PwC in 2013 and went on to serve as an expert consultant on an ITU project focusing on technical assistance in the area of cybersecurity law and policy for Southern African countries.  
 
Pria has over 10 years experience as a technology law and policy advisor to public and private sector organisations, developing country governments and international organisations. In 2007, Pria founded a leading South African technology law firm which was acquired by Pricewaterhouse Coopers in 2011. Following the acquisition, Pria was responsible for establishing and heading the technology legal and regulatory service area for the PwC national advisory practice. She left PwC in 2013 and went on to serve as an expert consultant on an ITU project focusing on technical assistance in the area of cybersecurity law and policy for Southern African countries.  

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Board of Trustees

Douglas Scott

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 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 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 Wiki Loves Monuments photographic competition. I am currently overseeing the professionalisation of Wikimedia ZA.

Dumisani Ndubane

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 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.

Pria Chetty

Summary Details
Pria
  • Personal Information
    • Name: Pria Chetty
    • Location: Johannesburg
    • Languages: '
  • Editorial
    • Wikipedian since: 2014
    • Active wikis: Wikipedia (en)
Statement Pria has over 10 years experience as a technology law and policy advisor to public and private sector organisations, developing country governments and international organisations. In 2007, Pria founded a leading South African technology law firm which was acquired by Pricewaterhouse Coopers in 2011. Following the acquisition, Pria was responsible for establishing and heading the technology legal and regulatory service area for the PwC national advisory practice. She left PwC in 2013 and went on to serve as an expert consultant on an ITU project focusing on technical assistance in the area of cybersecurity law and policy for Southern African countries.

As a thought leader, Pria has presented at local and international technology conferences including conferences in Egypt, Canada, Senegal and Namibia and published in local and international newspapers, magazines, and journals. She has also published book chapters examining emerging technology law and policy topics with particular emphasis on recommendations for developing countries. Pria currently serves as a member of regional and international expert groups and advisory boards including the BRICS Cybersecurity Expert Group and the Southern African Innovation Network and is an Associate at the Global Cybersecurity Centre at Oxford University.

Pria is passionate about facilitating technology law and policy that enables ICT opportunities in Africa.

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.

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.

Isla Haddow-Flood

Summary Details
Isla
  • Personal Information
    • Name: Isla Haddow-Flood
    • Location: Cape Town
    • Languages: English
  • Editorial
    • Wikipedian since: 2011
    • Active wikis: '
Statement 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.

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.

Administrative Support

Theresa Hume

Summary Details
Theresa
  • Personal Information
    • Name: Theresa Hume
    • Location: Cape Town
    • Languages: English, Afrikaans
  • Editorial
    • Wikipedian since: 2013
    • Active wikis: en and af
Statement I joined the WMZA team at the end of 2013 as Administrator for the Chapter and am passionate about promoting all the Wiki's. My specific focus for this coming year is expanding the Afrikaans Wikipedia.
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