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Donate to Wikimedia South Africa

As Wikimedia founder Jimmy Wales put it: “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.” Help us help you make it happen with a donation.

What do you plan to do with my donation?

Wikimedia is the world's largest volunteer project. If everything is done by volunteers, why do we need money? We do not pay for edits - but money helps us engage with other entities, and do the accounting necessary to unlock travel bursaries for our volunteers - to meet and share with other volunteers in person. It also helps us unlock more donations and funds needed to organize events such as hackathons, editathons, and opportunities to support everyone who loves and keeps Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects up to date.

Funds are managed by the board and allocations discussed during bi-weekly board meetings, everything minuted in the Board Meetings section of this wiki. Our priorities are:

  • Diverse representation of all cultures and languages
  • Support of local language Wikipedias such as Afrikaans, Sotho, Pedi, Xhosa and Zulu
  • Awareness and easy access to Wikipedia in South Africa
  • Workshops about Wikipedia
  • Travel bursaries to Wikipedia events

The easiest way is via Payfast. Click on the Payfast button below to make a recurring donation.

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Alternatively you can donate via electronic banking and making a deposit into Wikimedia ZA's account at the details below:

Swift Code: BZAZAJJ
Bank: Standard Bank
Account type: Business Current Account
Account number: 02-011-989-5
Account name: WIKIMEDIA ZA NPC
Branch Code: 001255

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Thank you for supporting Wikimedia South Africa, an independent non-profit organisation that supports Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects. Our job is to provide easy access to reliable information in South Africa. We do this free of charge and without advertising.

Your donations directly support some of the largest collaboratively-edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, the fifth largest website and the largest encyclopedia ever compiled in the world.

Please support our work through a financial contribution, or even better, volunteer your time and join those of use who are working to make Wikipedia available to all, in their own language.
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