Grants:PEG/WM ZA/Mandela-Funeral-Coverage-2013/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Project and Event grant approved in FY 2013-14 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Project status[edit]

Did you comply with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement?
Yes
Is your project completed?
Yes
Tributes to Former President Mandela

Activities[edit]

On 5 December 2013 former president, and father of the modern South African nation, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away. This sad, but deeply important occasion was of global significance, and of particular importance to South Africa.

In order to properly record this event, Wikimedia ZA decided to send two Wikimedians to cover the event for the greater Wiki-community.

Our two Wikimedia correspondents got together in Johannesburg to apply for press cards, and then went on to apply for the media accreditation required to attend proceedings.

Memorial at FNB Stadium[edit]

The team attended the memorial held at FNB Stadium in Soweto (Soccer City) along with thousands of others attending the service. The team was able to capture many photographs of groups and individuals attending the ceremony, and also made a recording to try and capture the spirit in the stadium.

Lying in State at Union Buildings[edit]

WMZA Coverage


The Wikiteam joined international and local media houses at the Union Buildings in Pretoria to witness the ‘lying in state’ period. Unfortunately, at the event, we were advised that only pre-selected media houses were allowed to cover the event from inside the venue. The two delegates were later granted access with the general public, but no cameras or recording devices were allowed.

Lessons learned[edit]

What worked well?
Our two Wikimedia correspondents received media accreditation required to attend proceedings.


What didn't work?
  1. Unfortunately only selected media houses were able to capture diplomats and VIP guests at the Memorial Service held at FNB Stadium.
  2. A spokesperson for the presidency advised that only a pre-selected list of media would be granted access to the auditorium where the body was held at the Union Buildings.
  3. Considering that a pre-determined attendance list was already in place, the team decided it would not be beneficial to cover the proceedings at Qunu, which we felt was just as important.


What would you do differently if you planned a similar project?
Make sure that future events do not have 'pre-selected' attendees in order to cover events for the greater Wiki Community.

Outcomes and Impact[edit]

Outcomes[edit]

WMZA Coverage



Original project goal[edit]

To cover the funeral of former president, and father of the modern South African nation, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela for the greater Wiki-community.

Achievement of project goal[edit]

Yes, we were able to cover some aspects of this important event. We would however have liked to cover other aspects of the funeral that we weren't allowed to due to pre-determined allocations.

Progress towards targets and goals[edit]

Project metrics

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Cover the funeral of Nelson Mandela Coverage of funeral of Nelson Mandela Covered the event for the greater Wiki Community


Impact[edit]

This coverage, capturing an international event, benefited the English Wikinews and Wiki Commons online communities. For us as a small chapter, it was important to capture this important moment in history.

Reporting and documentation of expenditures[edit]

Documentation[edit]

Did you send documentation of all expenses paid with grant funds to grants at wikimedia dot org, according to the guidelines here? Answer "Yes" or "No".
To Follow

Expenses[edit]

Please list all project expenses in a table here, with descriptions and dates. Review the instructions here.
Description Requested Funds (ZAR) Requested Funds (USD)
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 1 - Transport
1.1 Airtravel 1 4 291.00 4 291.00 394.83 394.83
1.2 Train Transport (Gautrain) 1 194.00 194.00 17.85 17.85
1.3 Car Rental 1 1 541.51 1 541.51 141.84 141.84
TOTAL BILL Number 1 6 026.51 554.52
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 2 - Sustenance
2.1 Sustenance for 2 Wikimedians 1 508.00 508.00 46.74 46.74
TOTAL BILL Number 2 508.00 46.74
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 3 - Equipment
3.1 Digital Voice Recorder 1 2 499.95 2 499.95 230.03 230.03
TOTAL BILL Number 3 2 499.95 230.03
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 4 - Miscellaneous Expenses
4.1 Bank Charges 1 60.30 60.30 5.55 5.55
4.2 Press Card Expenses 1 40.00 40.00 3.68 3.68
4.3 Telephone Expenses 1 200.00 200.00 18.40 18.40
4.4 Parking 1 270.00 270.00 24.84 24.84
4.5 Other 1 50.00 50.00 4.60 4.60
TOTAL BILL Number 4 620.30 57.07


Bills Subtotals[edit]

Description Requested Funds (ZAR) Requested Funds (USD)
PROJECT SUMMARY PAGE Total in Rands (ZAR) Total in Dollars (USD)
1 Bill No. 1: Transport R 6 026.51 $ 554.52
2 Bill No. 2 - Sustenance R 508.00 $ 46.74
3 Bill No. 3 - Equipment R 2 499.95 $ 230.03
4 Bill No. 4 - Miscellaneous Expenses R 620.30 $ 57.07
8 SUBTOTAL R 9 654.76 $ 888.36
9 VAT (14%)Included R Included $ Included
10 TOTAL BUDGET PRICE R 9 654.76 $ 888.36


Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
ZAR R 9 654.76 Or $ 888.36 rounded total as calculated on 15/01/2014 using latest exchange rates.
Total amount requested from WMF (from your approved grant submission, this total will be the same as the total project budget if PEG is your only funding source)
ZAR R 9 654.76 Or $ 888.36 rounded total as calculated on 15/01/2014 using latest exchange rates.
Total amount spent on this project
ZAR R 9 654.76 Or $ 888.36 rounded total as calculated on 15/01/2014 using latest exchange rates.
Total amount of Project and Event grant funds spent on this project
ZAR R 9 654.76 Or $ 888.36 rounded total as calculated on 15/01/2014 using latest exchange rates.
Are there additional sources that funded any part of this project? List them here.
No

Remaining funds[edit]

Are there any grant funds remaining?
No
Please list the total amount (specify currency) remaining here. (This is the amount you did not use, or the amount you still have after completing your grant.)
Not Applicable
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Please state here if you intend to return unused funds to WMF, submit a request for reallocation, or submit a new grant request, and then follow the instructions on your approved grant submission.
Not Applicable