Wikimedia South Africa/Board Meeting/24 November 2020

Wikimedia Board meeting - 24 November 2020


  • Michael
  • Rossouw
  • Deon
  • Ian
  • Adri
  • Coenraad
  • Bobby


  • Wynand


  • List of members:
  • Coenraad will check if anyone has been missed.
  • Douglas is preparing the presentation for Saturday. Financials are ready, but not audited financials.
  • Airtime for applicants: 2 applications received to date. Douglas will buy and contact the applicants closer to Saturday.
  • Douglas to present the theory of change as part of the presentation.
  • Bobby and Adri to co-host + take pictures.

Climate Change event


Moleskine event


Cape Town Press Club

  • Douglas will be presenting Wikipedia's 20th birthday at the Press Club the 2nd week of January.
  • Need name suggestions:
  • Wikipedia doesn't work in theory but does in practice
  • Wikipedia reaches its majority
  • The 7th largest website in the world, the answer may surprise you.
  • If you're a Zulu Wikipedian, you're one in a thousand
  • Wikipedia-20, the path to radical inclusion
  • Suggestion: Bobby or Left-Centre-Right to reach out to the Zulu editor that has contributed 3000 articles this year.

Wikimedia Movement Strategy Summit

  • Took place Friday - Sunday; looking at how groups are wanting the recommendations changed.
  • over 300 people participated

Hiring committee update

  • 28 Nov is the deadline.
  • The hiring committee will meet from 1 Dec and review the applications.
  • Adri to setup a meeting for Wednesday 2 Dec