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WM ZA/Wiki Loves Afrikaans
This grant request aims to introduce an Afrikaans Writing Competition to the Afrikaans wiki-community in South Africa.
targetWikimedia ZA and support to Afrikaans
strategic priorityIncreasing Reach, Increasing Participation
start date1 February
start year2015
end date31 July
end year2015
budget (local currency)ZAR 73 000.00
budget (USD)USD ______
grant typeOrganisation
non-profit statusYES
contact(s)• deon.steyn@siemens.com• Humetheresa
organization• Wikimedia South Africa
website• www.wikimedia.org.za

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One of the objectives for the Chapter in 2015 is to increase contributions by the Afrikaans Wiki-community. We want to focus on this language specifically as one of the larger languages currently in South Africa. We feel that it is very important to have an Afrikaans specific project in order to achieve our goal of increased participation.


Through the introduction of an Afrikaans specific competition, we aim to increase the number of contributors / editors to the Wikipedia community and to establish a relationship with existing editors. As a Chapter, we have never had the capacity to do this before.




We want to introduce a writing competition for Afrikaans speaking contributors on a specific theme / subject. We are currently in discussions with possible partners that share our vision of furthering the language in South Africa.


Target readership[edit]


Fit with strategy[edit]

This project will fit with the Wikimedia strategy of increased participation and creating awareness of Wiki-specific projects.

Measures of success[edit]

We will consider the following as measures of success :

Increased number of participants
Increased number of articles on af.wikipedia

Resources and risks[edit]


This project will be run by Oesjaar and Humetheresa


As this will be the first attempt at reaching the Afrikaans Wikipedia community we will consider this our greatest challenge.


ZAR 73 000 or $ _____ rounded total as calculated to be R11.51/1USD on 09/12/2014 using latest Exchange Rates

Budget breakdown[edit]

Description Requested Funds (ZAR) Requested Funds (USD)
Qty Rate Total (ZAR) Rate Total (USD) Notes
1.1 Event Launch 1 1 10 000.00 1
1.2 Printed project matter, Press Kits & Telecommunications 1 1 10 000.00 1
1.3 Roadshows 4 2 000.00 8 000.00
1.4 Incidental Costs & Contingencies 1 1 5 000.00
1.5 Project Management 1 1 10 000.00
1.6 Winning Prizes 1 1 20 000.00
1.7 Judging 1 1 10 000.00
TOTAL BILL 73 000.00

Budget Summary[edit]

Grantees are subject to line-item scrutiny of expenses. Changes to the approved budget beyond 10% in any category must be approved in advance.

Total cost of project
ZAR 73 000 or $ _____ rounded total as calculated to be R11.51/1USD on 09/12/2014 using latest Exchange Rates
Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program
ZAR 73 000 or $ _____ rounded total as calculated to be R11.51/1USD on 09/12/2014 using latest Exchange Rates
Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded

Beeld Newspaper ATKV

Non-financial requirements[edit]

Requests for non-financial assistance, if any


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