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WM ZA/Joburgpedia 2015
This grant request aims to continue on the success of Joburgpedia 2013 and 2014, to increase Wikipedia coverage of iconic buildings around Johannesburg with historic and heritage importance. This grant application is to cover outreach activities around the third phase of Joburgpedia.
targetWikimedia ZA and support to local languages
strategic priorityIncreasing Reach, Increasing Participation, Improving Quality
start date1 March
start year2015
end date31 October
end year2015
budget (local currency)ZAR 278 342.40
budget (USD)USD 24 098.91
grant typeOrganisation
non-profit statusYES
creatorThuvack
contact(s)• ndubaneds@gmail.com• Thuvack
organization• Wikimedia South Africa
website• www.wikimedia.org.za


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Background[edit]

The aim of this project is to build on the successes of Joburgpedia 2013 and Joburgpedia 2014 to increase Wikipedia coverage of iconic buildings around Johannesburg with historic and heritage importance.

This grant application is to cover further outreach activities around the third phase of Joburgpedia. We want to encourage citizens of this Metropolis to contribute content about the selected heritage sites in a Wikipedia project of their choice. We want to build on ties made and process the donation of archives onto Wikipedia and Commons in an organized manner.

Goal[edit]

Our goal is to activate and increase an online community while fostering the importance of preserving our history, heritage and language. We are looking at doing this by way of increasing the participation and retention of especially female editors, bringing on board more mission aligned GLAM institutions, and ensuring that the project feeds to other small Wikipedia language projects through a number of strategic activities outlined below.

Plan[edit]

Strategy & Activities[edit]

We envisage the implementation of this project between March and October 2015.

The following activities are planned :

  • Edit-A-Thons on a monthly basis (6 months) at various locations throughout Johannesburg
  • Writing Contest
  • 2 appointments of Wikipedians in Residence
  • Partnership with Johannesburg Heritage Foundation to preserve archives
  • Further training in partnership with the Conhill Education Programme
  • Installation of QR Plaques at 10 venues selected in cooperation with the City of Joburg
  • Schools Project

Further information on the activities mentioned above follow below.


Edit-A-Thons[edit]

We would like to host 6 edit-a-thons at venues throughout Johannesburg. These venues will be chosen with the cooperation of the City of Joburg.

Writing Contest[edit]

Considering our attempts to introduce this in 2014 in mind, we feel that introducing the competition earlier in the year - March, will increase participation. Scholars return from holiday at the end of January and we believe that catching them early in the school year will motivate them to partake in the competition. We also feel that we should, along with a prize for the winning entrant, award a prize for the school so that teachers and principals are also encouraged to motivate learners. The competition will run between March and June 2015.

Wikipedian in Residence[edit]

Building on the success of our Wikipedian in Residence in 2014, we would like to appoint two WIR's at the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation to continue the work started in 2014. We feel that this organisation has an abundance of information that needs to be preserved for future generations.

Partnership with Johannesburg Heritage Foundation to preserve archives[edit]

As a Chapter we feel that the preservation of archives is very important for future generations. Although we are working very hard with stakeholders to digitise these documents, the fact remains that there is a great deal of history that is yet untapped. We include with our funding application a contribution (half of the cost) to funding a smoke detection and suppression system at the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation Research Centre.

Conhill Education Programme[edit]

We want to offer support and assistance in terms of training and workshops on how to contribute to Wikipedia as part of the Constitution Hill Education Programme . The programme aims at educating young South Africans about Constitutionalism, Democracy and Human Rights. The number of workshops will be discussed with the Programme Director but we envision 3 workshops.

We believe that the contribution made in terms of the rich history of the Constitutional Court of South Africa will greatly benefit the Wiki community.

Installation of QR Plaques[edit]

This application includes the cost to supply and install 10 plaques at pre-selected heritage sites.

Schools Outreach[edit]

Together with launching the writing competition, we would specifically like to take a pro-active approach to find teachers and students at both the Orlando East Library and Meadowlands High School. We will then support them in contributing to Wikipedia, and include them in the roll out of Wikipedia Zero.

Impact[edit]

Target readership[edit]

This project will benefit the following online communities:

English Wikipedia
Afrikaans Wikipedia
Zulu Wikipedia
Xhosa Wikipedia
Sotho Wikipedia
Xitsonga Wikipedia
Setswana Wikipedia
Chishona Wikipedia
Siswati Wikipedia

Fit with strategy[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 those attending our Edit-A-Thons and participating in our other activities.

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.

Measures of success[edit]

We will consider this project a success if we can:

  • Introduce 10 active new editors / contributors to the small language Wikipedias
  • Introduce at least 100 new participants to Wikipedia
  • Contribute at least 350 high quality images of historical importance to Commons
  • Create at least 50 'Class B' quality articles on the English Wikipedia
  • Create at least 50 articles on the smaller Wikipedias

Resources and risks[edit]

Resources[edit]

Wikimedia ZA coordination team

This grant is effectively an extension of:

Joburgpedia 2013 and Joburgpedia 2014

Risks[edit]

  • Writing Competition - Increase participation in the competition. Recruit volunteers to introduce the competition to individual schools during assembly.

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 Telkom Costs 1 1 500.00 1 500.00 129.87 129.87
1.2 Printed project T-shirts and other printed matter 50 130.00 6 500.00 11.26 562.77
1.3 Press Kits 10 500.00 5 000.00 43.29 432.90 [1]
1.4 Incidental costs & contingencies 1 10 000.00 10 000.00 865.80 865.80
1.5 Project Management 2 13 080.00 26 160.00 1 132.47 2 264.94 [2]
TOTAL BILL Number 1 49 160.00 4 256.28
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 2 - Edit-A-Thons x 6 events
2.1 Project pamphlets 6 1 500.00 9 000.00 129.87 779.22
2.2 Catering 6 2 000.00 12 000.00 173.16 1 038.96
TOTAL BILL Number 2 21 000.00 1 818.18
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 3 - Writing Contest
3.1 Advertising - Before and after event 1 5 000.00 5 000.00 432.90 432.90
3.2 Trophies and Memorabilia 1 3 500.00 3 500.00 303.03 303.03
3.3 Winning Prize 1 5 000.00 5 000.00 432.90 432.90
3.4 Catering 1 3 500.00 3 500.00 303.03 303.03
3.5 Judging Process 1 5 000.00 5 000.00 432.90 432.90
3.6 Winning Prize for School 1 5 000.00 5 000.00 432.90 432.90
TOTAL BILL Number 3 27 000.00 2 337.66
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 4 - Preservation of Archives
4.1 Contribution to smoke detector and suppression system 1 10 000.00 10 000.00 865.80 865.80
TOTAL BILL Number 4 10 000.00 865.80
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 5 - Training & Support at ConHillEdu
5.1 Catering 1 3 250.00 3 250.00 281.39 281.39
5.2 Equipment Hire and Internet Connectivity 1 3 250.00 3 250.00 432.90 432.90
5.3 Training Materials and Supplies 1 1 750.00 1 750.00 151.52 151.52
TOTAL BILL Number 5 10 000.00 865.80
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 6 - Installation of QR Plaques
6.1 Sourcing of 10 Plaques as per requirements and specifications of City of Joburg 10 2 000.00 20 000.00 173.16 1 731.60
6.2 Installation of 10 plaques at selected sites as per requirements of City of Joburg 10 2 500.00 25 000.00 216.45 2 164.50
TOTAL BILL Number 6 45 000.00 3 896.10
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 7 - Schools Project
7.1 Introduction of Wikipedia to Schools 1 5 000.00 5 000.00 432.90 432.90
TOTAL BILL Number 7 5 000.00 432.90
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
Bill No. 8 - Wikipedian in Residence
8.1 Digitisation 1 5 000.00 5 000.00 432.90 432.90 [3]
8.2 Wikipedian in Residence 12 6 000.00 72 000.00 519.48 6 233.77 [3]
TOTAL BILL Number 8 77 000.00 6 666.67
  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 2 Appointments for 6 months

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: Preliminary & General R 49 160.00 $ 4 256.28
2 Bill No. 2 - Edit-A-Thons R 21 000.00 $ 1 818.18
3 Bill No. 3 - Writing Contest R 27 000.00 $ 2 337.66
4 Bill No. 4 - Preservation of Archives R 10 000.00 $ 865.80
5 Bill No. 5 - Training at ConHillEdu R 10 000.00 $ 865.80
6 Bill No. 6 - Installation of QR Plaques R 45 000.00 $ 3 896.10
7 Bill No. 7 - Schools Project R 5 000.00 $ 432.90
8 Bill No. 8 - Wikipedians in Residence R 77 000.00 $ 6 666.67
9 SUBTOTAL R 244 160.00 $ 21 139.39
10 VAT (14%) R 34 182.40 $ 2 959.52
11 TOTAL BUDGET PRICE R 278 342.40 $ 24 098.91

Budget Summaries[edit]

Total project budget
ZAR 278 342.40 or $24 098.91 rounded total as calculated to be R11.55/1USD on 29/01/2015 using latest exchange rate
Total amount requested
ZAR 278 342.40 or $24 098.91 rounded total as calculated to be R11.55/1USD on 29/01/2015 using latest exchange rate
Are there additional sources of revenue that will fund any part of this project? List them here.

We will be approaching the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation to carry half the cost of the smoke detection and suppression system.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

None

Resources[edit]

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

Discussion[edit]

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