Wikimedia South Africa

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Wikimedia ZA

Open knowledge for all
Wikimedia ZA logo
14 people group, 2 ones carrying South Africa flag
Group photograph of Wikimedia South Africa members with Jimmy Wales (co-founder of Wikipedia) and Katherine Maher (then ED of the Wikimedia Foundation) at Wikimania 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.
A group photograph from the Wikimedia ZA 10th anniversary birthday meetup in Cape Town in 2022.

Wikimedia South Africa is a Wikimedia chapter for the Republic of South Africa. It is incorporated as a non-profit-making organisation under South African law. It was founded locally on 25 February 2012 after being approved as a chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation on 26 March 2011. This chapter seeks to promote local awareness of the projects and their proper academic use, encourage translation efforts into local languages and support the creation of local free knowledge and media.

Get involvedEdit

There are many ways to get involved in our work. Find out more about ways to contribute:

  • Become a member - Members play a key role in shaping the future of the Chapter. Membership is open to all and costs a voluntary amount.
  • Join the mailing list - Stay informed about the Chapter and its activities.
  • Attend an event - We organise and support events all over the country; why not go to one near you?
  • Follow us on Facebook - We have an active community on Facebook, follow us there.
  • Donate - Please donate to- and join our chapter!


To interact with Wikimedia South Africa, you can subscribe to our mailing list.

Mailing listEdit

To subscribe to our mailing list, please visit Wikimedia ZA Mailing List

Connect with UsEdit

Official Chapter Wiki siteEdit


Wikimedia South Africa welcomes all who want to be part of the greater Wiki-community.

Membership is currently by donation (decided by the board at Wikimania in Cape Town, in July 2018). Previously, at the AGM on 1 November 2014, the annual membership fee is any voluntary amount, please make a donation.

Should you be interested in becoming a member, please contact fill out the Wikimedia South Africa Membership application form.

Chapter constitutionEdit

Information about the South African chapter's founding documents and constitution can be seen at Wikimedia South Africa constitution page. This includes the chapter's founding documents, mission statement, Memorandum of Incorporation, reason for being a public benefit organisation, and Code of Discipline for Directors.

Our Grant administrationEdit

See what we have been doing with donor funds.

Current Board (2022-2023)Edit

Following the chapter's most recent AGM the current Wikimedia South Africa board from 1 October 2022 until the next AGM in late 2023 is made up of the following members:

Past BoardsEdit

2021-2022 BoardEdit

2020-2021 BoardEdit

2019-2020 BoardEdit

2018-2019 BoardEdit

2017-2018 BoardEdit

The board of Wikimedia ZA from November 2017 to the end of October 2018 was:

2016-2017 BoardEdit

2015-2016 BoardEdit

2013 - 2014 BoardEdit

2012 - 2013 BoardEdit

2011 - 2012 BoardEdit

The chapter was approved by the Wikimedia Foundation, but was still in the process of being registered locally.


Annual reportsEdit

WMZA's second annual report covering the period from November 2013 to October 2014


Media PublicationsEdit