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South Africa



Wikimedia ZA (Discott (talk)), Bobbyshabangu (talk) 17:04, 7 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The South African event will comprise a press conference with the Cape Town Press Club on the 19th of January. Journalists will get a chance to ask questions about any Wikimedia-related topic. A recording of the event can be viewed on the Cape Town Press Club's Youtube channel here.

The previous week, on the 15 January, we will host a virtual birthday with a programme not exceeding one hour; this event will be open to everyone, including our GLAM partners, stakeholders as well as the general public. Both events will highlight:

  • The increase in general awareness of Wikipedia and how it works
  • Need for greater diversity
  • African language Wikipedias
  • Expanding content (more Africa relevant content for example)
  • Fighting disinformation/misinformation
A screenshot of the digital based Wikipedia birthday celebration hosted by Wikimedia South Africa on 15 January.
  • MC and Welcome Remarks: Bobby Shabangu
  • Birthday wishes video part 1
  • Milestone achieved by Wikipedia and its volunteers over the 20 years, history of South African Chapter: Dumisani Ndubane, advisor to the Board
  • Birthday wishes video part 2
  • Statements from GLAM Partner: Klaus Krischok, Regional Director of the Goethe-Institut in Subsaharan-Africa
  • Breaking down the Metrix and looking at some of our outstanding South African Wikipedia volunteers:
  • Community speakers: Twin Mosia, Ingrid Thomson, Liebe Brandt,
  • Token of appreciation to small language Wikis: Identifying small language Wikis that managed to grow over the past 12 months; awarding vouchers to volunteers who did most of the contribution.

Wikimedia South Africa is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 20 Years of Wikipedia Time: Jan 15, 2021, 01:00 PM Johannesburg

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 919 2740 0671 Passcode: 860401

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