Wikimedia South Africa/2023-AGM

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This is the minutes and agenda record for the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Wikimedia South Africa. It outlines the time, location, agenda, and serves as the official record of decisions made during the AGM.

All attendees agree to abide by Wikimedia South Africa's friendly space policy when attending chapter events such as this one.

An audio recording of the AGM can be found on commons here.


Wikimedia South Africa AGM 2023
Date: 18 November 2023
Time: 09:00 to 12:00
Digital location: On your computer via Google Hangouts at the details below-
Wikimedia South Africa AGM
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(ZA) +27 10 823 1034‬ PIN: ‪193 592 737‬#
More phone numbers:
In-person location:
Catalyst Hotel, 100 Pretoria Avenue Wierda Valley Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa, 2196


Please fill out AGM attendance form to confirm your attendance or nominate a proxy.

In person[edit]

  • Bobby Shabangu
  • Deon Styen
  • Michael Graaf
  • Douglas Ian Scott
  • Coenraad Loubser
  • Jeremiah Petersen
  • Ingrid Thomson
  • Nobantu Modise
  • Jan Hendrick
  • Itumeleng Mpofu
  • Derek Moore -Creative Commons South Africa
  • Lindani
  • Tinashe


  • Dumisani Ndubane [WMF]
  • Belinda Mbambo [WMF]
  • Adri Baard
  • Modau Monaledi
  • Reuben Honigwachs
  • Kyla Rose [Recreate ZA]
  • Veer Gosai

Apologies & Proxies[edit]

Please fill out the membership proxy section on the AGM 2023 attendance form to nominate your proxy.

  • Khethiwe Marias, appointed Bobby Shabangu to be her proxy.


Approval of 2022 AGM minutes[edit]

2022 AGM minutes can be reviewed here: Wikimedia South Africa/2022-AGM

Chapter finances[edit]

The trail bank balance for Wikimedia South Africa's bank accouts for the period 1 July 2023 to 31 October 2023 and presented to the chapter at the WMZA AGM on 18 November 2023.

Report on current stat of chapter finances and active grants.

Retreat workshop: Five-year plan (2024-2029)[edit]

Review and vote on the 2024-2029 WMZA strategic plan developed during the chapter Retreat workshop (15-17 November 2023).

What have we achieved for previous FY year[edit]

See activity report for 2022/23 for more details. The WMZA financial year (FY) runs from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

Report on WikiIndaba 2023

Planned for 2023/24[edit]

Review of events still to come in FY 2023/24 and into FY 2024/25.

Board Members Votes[edit]

Nominations for new members of the WMZA board for 2023/24

  • The new board elected to the WMZA board for 2023/24 are:
    • Jan Hendrik
    • Ingrid
    • Bobby
    • Jeremiah
    • Deon
    • Douglas
    • Veer
    • Nobantu
    • Coenraad
    • Michael
    • Khethiwe

Next AGM Meeting[edit]

  • 26 October 2024