Wikimedia South Africa/Board Meeting/9 March 2021

Wikimedia South Africa Board meeting 2021-03-09 19:00




  • Bobby Shabangu
  • Coenraad Loubser
  • Rossouw van Rooyen
  • Michael Graaf
  • Wynand vd Walt
  • Nobantu Modise
  • Deon Steyn


  • Douglas Scott



Previous minutes


Not discussed

WMF Board skills for work workshop

Everyone is invited to join.

January/ February chapters finance presentation.

Douglas to query Magriet R5000; SARS R506
Coenraad to follow up on Payfast contributions

Research grant

Wynand needs to advertise and allocate before end of grant cycle (June?)

Projects update and projects for next cycle

Wynand suggests a standard expense claim form Shupai please set it up
Bobby reviewing project list - the first item is University outreaches
Wynand can us up with a way to reach out to all universities.
Email to community members
Bobby to set up a project suggestion form - Coenraad suggests adding a consent box to add the project to our website, so we can list all projects and templates on our website.
Shupai please contact Deon to ask for the images he needs so you can include the call in the newsletter.
Shupai planning to send out a monthly newsletter on Friday - and will include the link.
We are losing track of a lot of things - eg. we didn't do anything about women's month.

Knowledge Audit

Wynand's knowledge audit is an attempt to map out the knowledge and skills we have in the community.
Coenraad suggests adding a survey to the newsletter
Wynand suggests that the board leads by example by saying what we do and what we're working on Nobantu
Bobby suggests community survey right away
Coenraad suggest ongoing community survey with just 1-2 questions each quarter or newsletter
Wynand asks whether we can analyze edits from South Africa

Items standing over to next meeting


Petty Cash

Coenraad wants to allocate an amount of R5000/year for staff to spend at their discretion without waiting for board approval - for example Nobantu suggested we use a social media scheduler. I don't think the