Wikimedia South Africa/Board Meeting 20 April 2021

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Wikimedia South Africa Board meeting 2021-04-20 19.00



  • Deon Steyn
  • Michael Graaf
  • Nobantu Modise
  • Douglas Ian Scott
  • Bobby Shabangu


  • Coenrad Loubser
  • Roussouw van Rooyen
  • Wynand van der Walt


  • Board Meeting Time Shift
  • Communications Presentation
  • Blind South Africa Constitutional Court challenge
  • Digitisation Project
  • Update on Grant Application

Previous Minutes[edit]

Board Meeting Time Shift[edit]

Time to be shifted to 6 pm on a Tuesday, as other members are unable to attend at 7 pm as they have other obligations. Shupai to notify members formally via email onboard meeting time shift. The new change was formally adopted by members who were present in the meeting.

Communications Presentation[edit]

Nobantu presented the communications strategy. Members are to have autobiographies formally written. A monthly newsletter to be driven and a standardized communication source. Volunteers are needed who will run various programs within the communication department. Funding to be allocated. Banners are available within the chapter. Shupai to send an email to Douglas and Dumi in regards to acquiring the Chapters assets. Douglas and Bobby are in full support of the communications strategy. Due to the amount of work that goes into communications, Nobantu suggested that Shupai's working hours would be extended. It was said that her working hours will increase after the grant has been approved.

Blind South Africa Constitutional Court Challenge[edit]

Douglas to share an email on the subject

Digitisation project[edit]

Parked to be tabled at the next meeting

Update on Grant Application[edit]

Parked to be tabled at the next board meeting