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Wikimedia South Africa/Board Meeting/8 March 2022 (interim)

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WMZA Ops Meeting 8 March 2022


  • Michael Graaf
  • Douglas Scott
  • Bobby Shabangu
  • Nobantu Modise
  • Deon Steyn
  • Khetiwe Marais
  • Coenraad Loubser (Joined 19:45)


  • <none>

WMZA Update[edit]

Wynand resignation[edit]

The Board is updated on the Wynands resignation from the board due to competing obligations on his side. He has suggested an alternate from LIASA to replace him on the Board. The board is grateful for his contributions to the chapter and for the nomination from LIASA.

SAAWK Administration and Home-base[edit]

Deon has been working on a proposal with the Academy (Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns)to incubate an administrative centre based in Gauteng to with a part time administrator to a) support Afrikaans Wikipedia and b) support chapter activities in Gauteng. The board is supportive of this. Deon is given the go ahead to pursue this with the Academy.

Green Screens and Ring Lights[edit]

Conflict of interest vote[edit]

Proposal and discussion around conflict of interest issues. Regulation proposal:

"if the decision is over R2000 or the issue involves a conflict of interest then the issue must be brought before the board for a decision to be voted on."

Michael proposes, Bobby seconds, Deon votes yes, Douglas votes yes, Nobantu votes yes, Khetiwe votes yes. Motion passes unanimously.

School road show idea[edit]

Deon proposes that we do a roadshow for schools. Suggestion to expand it to include other institutions as well. Douglas requests that if there is a budget request for this outreach project then he be given the amounts as soon as possible so it can be included into the 2022/23 grant request.