Wikimedia South Africa/Board Meeting/18 July 2018

WMZA Board meeting

The 18th July 2018 Wikimedia ZA board meeting at the hackathon venue during the Wikimania 2018 preference.

July 18, 2018 | 12:30 Held at Wikimania, Cape Town


  • Andy Rabagliati
  • Bobby Shabangu
  • Deon Steyn
  • Douglas Scott
  • Ian Gilfillan
  • Peter Southwood
  • Raymond Ellis



Changes to membership fee structure


Coenraad proposed that instead of the current fixed annual or life membership, provide for a voluntary monthly or annual amount. Motivation: cash flow for continuity and administrative support to board outside of annual or project based grants. Allow members to pay for the perceived value. Debit order details to be added to the membership form to reduce administrative burden. After some discussion, and concerns raised by Andy and Bobby, approved unanimously.

Honorary Membership Nominations


Douglas proposed that the class of 2013 Sinenjongo High School students, Sinako Mtakati and Sinombongo Macekiswayo, who proposed Wikipedia Zero in a letter to mobile operators, and who are presenting at Wikimania be awarded honourary WMZA membership. Approved unanimously.