Wikimedia South Africa/Board Meeting/10 November 2020

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Wikimedia ZA - Board Meeting 10 November 2020


  • Michael Graaf
  • Bobby
  • Douglas
  • Deon
  • Adri
  • Coenraad
  • Wynand


AGM preporation[edit]

  • update on Zoom account - IAN to give an update
  • ADRI to setup the Google Form

2020 AGM - Decide on Agenda[edit]

  • Review of previous year's AGM minutes
  • Annual Report:
    • Financials
    • What we did this year
    • Planned for next year
    • Update on 5 year plan. What we discussed vs Where we are. Try to put hours against it
    • Strategic Partnerships - Moleskin, LIASA, Afrikaans Wiki and Akademie
    • Language Audit - Ask IAN to do this
    • Effect of COVID-19
  • Vote for 2021 Board
  • Note that Deon will not be able to join, but is willing to be nominated in absencia for the Board of 2021

Hiring Process Update[edit]

  • 78 applications so far (FB, WikiNetwork and UCT)
  • Deadline is 25 November
  • Hiring Committee to meet and discuss process to quality check CV's and create a shortlist
  • Adri to post to Mail and Guardian

African Language support[edit]

  • UKZN Edit-Workshop is happening this weekend. Bobby is running this. The group, consisting of students and former students, calls themselves "the global shapers international". The MOU is valid for 6 months.
  • The first two sessions will be learning opportunities and the last session will be a competition.
  • Michael has sent Moleskin Foundation an update, but have not received feedback.

Ongoing items:[edit]

  • Wikipedia 20th Birthday Party - Do we need to apply for a rapid grant?
    • Decided that yes, we should apply for a rapid grant in order to make funds available for data bundles.
    • First check if we have the funds available internally due to COVID underspending.
  • SADiLAR update: meeting to plan for early 2021
  • WMF is running a survey and are looking for one or two people to answer the survey. Bobby has suggested Adri and Wynand to help out. Adri to respond to the email