Grants:PEG/WM ZA/joburgpedia-2013

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This submission to the Project and Event Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2012-13. This is a grant to an organization.

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The first in Southern Africa


Legal name of organization or individual requesting this grant
Wikimedia ZA
For organizations: Are you a for-profit entity? No
For organizations: If non-profit (US) or equivalent (outside the US) status is available in your country, do you have or are you pursuing such status (please be specific): Yes
Grant contact name
Dumisani Ndubane
Grant contact username or email
Thuvack and thuvack@gmail.com
Grant contact title (position)
Project lead
Project lead name
Dumisani Ndubane (User:Thuvack), David Richfield (User:Slashme), Douglas Scott (User:Discott)
Project lead username or email
thuvack@gmail.com, davidrichfield@gmail.com, douglas.i.scott@gmail.com
Full project name
joburgpedia - 2013 (OUTREACH)
Amount requested in USD or local currency (USD will be assumed if no other currency is specified)
ZAR 58,415.00. Or $ 6,423.56 rounded total as calculated on 29/04/2013 using latest exchange rates.
Provisional target start date
1 June 2013
Provisional completion date
30 August 2013

Goals and measures of success[edit]

Project goal[edit]

The aim of this project is to increase Wikipedia coverage of iconic buildings around Johanesburg with historic and heritage importance. QR codes will be installed next to blue plaques in Johannesburg city in a bid to create the first MetropediA in Africa betwKeen the years 2013 through to 2015. This grant application is to cover outreach activities around the pilot phase of joburgpedia. We want to encourage citizens of this Metropolis to contribute content about the selected heritage sites in Wikipedia project of their choice.

Measures of success[edit]

We will consider this project a success if we can:

  • Increase the number of quality articles about heritage sites in and around Johannesburg on English Wikipedia.
  • Create new quality articles about heritage sites in and around Johannesburg on small South African language Wikipedias.
  • Encourage additional local Wikimedians join the Wikimedia ZA chapter and get involved in this outreach project.
  • Activate City of Johannesburg and The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation to donate low resolution media files on selected heritage site onto Commons under free license.
  • Activate Johannesburg heritage enthusiasts to contribute onto Wikipedia projects, especially small languages Wikipedias.


Project scope and activities[edit]

This pilot project encompasses the following selected and endorsed sites that will receive QR coded plaques :
  1. Satyagraha House (Gandi House), Orchards
  2. Rahima Moosa House, New Clare
  3. The Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Joubert Park
  4. Friedenskirche German Lutheran Church, Hillbrow
  5. Fordsburg Square ( 1922 Rand Revolt Battle Site )
  6. David Webster House, Troyville
  7. Bram Fischer House, Oaklands
  8. The Desmond Tutu House, Orlando West, Soweto
  9. Orlando Stadium, Orlando East, Soweto
  10. Orlando East public Library, Soweto
  11. James Mpanza House, Orlando East, Soweto
  12. Naledi High School (June 16 Site), Soweto

The above list may be increased to twenty as soon as external funding is confirmed. This grant request shall only cover outreach events that we plan to organise around the sites that receive plaques.

This pilot project will be implemented between June and August 2013 and will consist of six Edit-A-Thons arranged twice a month in three locations in and around Johannesburg. The outreach events will be as follows:

Event No. 1: Edit-A-Thon and Kick Off Meeting (Jun-2013)[edit]

The launch of this pilot will be held in Johannesburg (Negotiating for CoJ's Civic Centre) on the first week of June. This event will be used as a launch and kick-off meeting for all stake holders. An Edit-A-Thon session will be held.

Event No. 2: Youth Day Edit-A-Thon (16 Jun-2013)[edit]

This Edit-a-Thon will be organised on June 16 (Youth Day) at Naledi Secondary School in Soweto. This event will attempt to focus youth participation in creating quality Wikipedia articles in native languages.

Event No. 3: CBD Edit-A-Thon (Jul-2013)[edit]

This Edit-a-Thon will be organised in one of The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation buildings (Still negotiating) in the Johannesburg CBD. This event will focus on heritage enthusiasts and how they can assist Wikipedia by contributing specials knowledge and research.

Event No. 4: Back to Soweto Edit-A-Thon (Jul-2013)[edit]

This event will bring joburgpedia back to Soweto on the first week of August 2013. This event will be used hopefully launch a Soweto Wikipedia Club.

Event No. 5: Gommorah Edit-A-Thon (August-2013)[edit]

This Edit-a-Thon will be organised in one of CoJ heritage buildings (Still negotiating) in Alexandra Township (The oldest township in SA at 100 years!). This event will focus on getting school teachers involved in editing and using Wikipedia as a local history source.

Event No. 6: Final Day Edit-A-Thon ( August-2013)[edit]

This Edit-a-Thon will be organised in Johannesburg (Negotiating for CoJ's Civic Centre) on mid of August 2013. This event will will be used as curtain raiser for Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, especially to look at heritage sites in Johannesburg.


Budget breakdown[edit]

Description Requested Funds (ZAR) Requested Funds (USD)
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 1 - Preliminaries and General
1.1 Telcom Costs 1 500.00 500.00 54.98 54.98
1.2 Printed project T-shirts 100 100.00 10,000.00 11.00 1,099.63
1.3 Press Kits 10 200.00 2,000.00 23.00 219.93 [1]
1.4 Incidental costs & contingencies 1 2,500.00 2,500.00 274.91 274.91
1.5 Project Management 1 5,000.00 5,000.00 549.81 549.81 [2]
TOTAL BILL Number 1 20,000.00 2,199.25
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 2 - Editathon (Event 1: Johannesburg CBD)
2.1 Project pamphlets 20 20.00 400.00 2.20 43.99
2.2 Demonstration stations 2 1,000.00 2,000.00 109.96 219.93 [3]
2.3 Snacks & Coffee 1 1,500.00 1,500.00 164.94 164.94
TOTAL BILL Number 2 3,900.00 428.85
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 3 - Editathon (Event 2: Soweto)
3.1 Project pamphlets 20 20.00 400.00 2.20 43.99
3.2 Demonstration stations 2 1,000.00 2,000.00 109.96 219.93 [3]
3.3 Snacks & Coffee 1 1,500.00 1,500.00 164.94 164.94
TOTAL BILL Number 3 3,900.00 428.85
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 4 - Editathon (Event 3: Johannesburg CBD)
4.1 Project pamphlets 20 20.00 400.00 2.20 43.99
4.2 Demonstration stations 2 1,000.00 2,000.00 109.96 219.93 [3]
4.3 Snacks & Coffee 1 1,500.00 1,500.00 164.94 164.94
TOTAL BILL Number 4 3,900.00 428.85
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 5 - Editathon (Event 4: Alexandra)
5.1 Project pamphlets 20 20.00 400.00 2.20 43.99
5.2 Demonstration stations 2 1,000.00 2,000.00 109.96 219.93 [3]
5.3 Snacks & Coffee 1 1,500.00 1,500.00 164.94 164.94
TOTAL BILL Number 5 3,900.00 428.85
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 6 - Editathon (Event 5: Soweto)
6.1 Project pamphlets 20 20.00 400.00 2.20 43.99
6.2 Demonstration stations 2 1,000.00 2,000.00 109.96 219.93 [3]
6.3 Snacks & Coffee 1 1,500.00 1,500.00 164.94 164.94
TOTAL BILL Number 6 3,900.00 428.85
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 7 - Editathon (Event 6: Johannesburg)
7.1 Project pamphlets 20 20.00 400.00 2.20 43.99
7.2 Demonstration stations 2 1,000.00 2,000.00 109.96 219.93 [3]
7.3 Snacks & Coffee 1 1,500.00 1,500.00 164.94 164.94
TOTAL BILL Number 7 3,900.00 428.85
  1. Actual information kits for press attending the event.
  2. Compensation to project coordinators and Support team for time required during working hours.
  3. a b c d e f Stations used to demonstrate the competition and Wikimedia projects in general.
  • Above dollar totals were calculated at an exchange rate of R9.05. Recent exchange rate to be applied on total value in Rands of this budget.

Budget Summaries[edit]

Total project budget
ZAR 58,415.00. Or $ 6,423.56' rounded total as calculated on 29/04/2013 using latest exchange rates.
Total amount requested
ZAR 58,415.00. Or $ 6,423.56' rounded total as calculated on 29/04/2013 using latest exchange rates.
Are there additional sources of revenue that will fund any part of this project? List them here.
Thanks to WMCH, for availing € 500.00 towards production and installation of QRcoded cream plaques.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

None

Resources[edit]

For more information on project team members and the local organizing committee, visit our page.

Partners[edit]

The following Organizations have expressed interest in assisting us undertake this project:

City of Johannesburg. See letter of endorsement
Johannesburg Heritage Foundation. See letter of endorsement
Wikimedia CH
Wikimedia UK.

Impact[edit]

This project meets a number of mission targets for Wikimedia strategic plan (through 2015). They are outlined below:

Increasing reach[edit]

Increasing Wikimedia's reach in the Global South is one of the salient points of Vision 2015. South Africa is crucial to this objective, as a key African hub. This project is highly anticipated and has already received a fair amount of attention in Johannesburg.

Participation[edit]

The potential of this project to increase participation is daunting. Extensive focus will be put into creating lasting contacts with this who attend our Edit-A-Thon days.

Quality[edit]

Wikimedia Commons still has a very poor representation of Johannesburg heritage sites. The available images are of moderate to acceptable quality. This project aims to improve the coverage of the Johannesburg heritage sites on commons and Wikipedia projects especially small languages.

Credibility[edit]

The involvement of local authoritities, heritage societies as partners we will be able to improve our credibility as a chapter and movement in handling such important issues as heritage and historical sites documentation.

Benefits[edit]

This project will benefit the following online communities
English Wikipedia
Afrikaans Wikipedia
Zulu Wikipedia
Xhosa Wikipedia
Sotho Wikipedia
Xitsonga Wikipedia
Setswana Wikipedia

We expect to reach editotors especially in small language wikis through planned edit-a-thon events.

Provide a brief statement (about 1 paragraph) about how your project is related to other work in the Wikimedia movement.
This project is part of the International QRpedia movement which seeks to use QR tiles as gate way into wikipedia.
If successful, does your project have the potential to be replicated successfully by other individuals, groups, or organizations?
This project is being replicated around the world as part of QRpedia and other similar technologies.
Please list any other benefits that this project will produce.
For us as a small chapter this project is crucial to sustaining our presence and relevance in the heritage sector as we seek to establish lasting ties with natural stake holders in this area.
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