Board Meeting 14 May 2019

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Wikimedia ZA Board meeting - 14 May 2019


  • Ian Gilfillan
  • Adri Loubser
  • Deon Steyn
  • Rossouw van Rooyen
  • Bobby Shabangu


  • Michael Graaf
  • Raymond Ellis
  • Coenraad Loubser


Previous Minutes

  • Wiki Loves Africa udate (Adri) - No update
  • Mascot (Douglas) - No update
    • Rossouw suggests the Oily Olifant

Cape Town Meetup

  • Meetup has been setup for 2 June 2019.

Wikimania 2019 update

  • Start selection process end of May.
  • Applications during June (2 weeks)
  • Selection for 2 weeks (end June)
  • Chosen 2 to be announced end of June.
  • David, Bobby and Ian ran it last year.
  • Douglas to check if Boardmembers can apply for the scholarships
  • Bobby and Douglas have been awarded scholarships from WMF
  • Coenraad, Adri and Rossouw did not get scholarships from WMF
  • Ian, Michael. Deon did not apply
  • Difficulty of us as board members being on the judging panel, when other board members are applying. Conflict of Interest
  • Task: Douglas, Bobby to recruit independent judges

Chapter's funds, monthly payments and update

  • WMF has responded to us. Winifred is happy, just a few minor questions.
  • Douglas to respond to them once he's done with the Affiliate Selection emails.

2030 Wikimedia Strategy Movement

  • Bobby volunteered to be chapter's liaison person in April
  • Bobby has started the discussion on Zulip -
  • Will share the details with everyone on various channels, Twitter, Facebook, email list,, Wikimedia South Africa portal, Instagram
  • Themes chosen:
    • Advocacy
    • Diversity
    • Partnership
  • Broad agreement that these are the most relevant themes, further discussions can happen on Zulip

Hackathon 2019

  • Michael not available today. Rollover to next time.

Rhodes University

  • Rhodes University are offering Wikipedia workshops on 1 July, and would like chapter assistance
  • Deon and Rossouw have volunteered to assist. Chapter has funds to pay to get them there.
  • Deon will combine this with the digitising pages project mentioned previously
  • Task: Douglas to put Deon and Rossouw in contact with Rhodes University

Next Meeting

  • Tuesday 28 May 19h00
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