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Wikimedia South Africa is a Wikimedia chapter for the Republic of South Africa. It is incorporated as a non-profit-making organisation under South African law. It was founded locally on 25 February 2012 after being approved as a chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation on 26 March 2011. This chapter seeks to promote local awareness of the projects and their proper academic use, encourage translation efforts into local languages and support the creation of local free knowledge and media.

Get involved[edit]

There are many ways to get involved in our work. Find out more about ways to contribute:

  • Become a member - Members play a key role in shaping the future of the Chapter. Membership is open to all and costs just R30 a year or R300 for a lifetime membership.
  • Join the mailing list - Stay informed about the Chapter and its activities.
  • Attend an event - We organise and support events all over the country; why not go to one near you?
  • Follow us on Facebook - We have an active community on Facebook, follow us there.
  • Donate - Please donate to- and join our chapter!


To interact with Wikimedia South Africa, you can contact The Administrator directly, or subscribe to our mailing list.

Mailing list[edit]

To subscribe to our mailing list, please visit Wikimedia ZA Mailing List

Chapter Central Mailbox[edit]

Connect with Us[edit]

Official Chapter Wiki site[edit]


Wikimedia South Africa welcomes all who want to be part of the greater Wiki-community.

Membership is currently by donation (decided by the board at Wikimania in Cape Town, in July 2018). Previously, at the AGM on 1 November 2014, the annual membership fee is any voluntary amount, please make a donation here:

Should you be interested in becoming a member, please contact douglas {dot} scott {at sign} wikimedia {dot} org {dot} za.

Our Grant administration[edit]

See what we have been doing with donor funds.

Current Board (2018-2019)[edit]

Following the chapter's most recent AGM the current Wikimedia South Africa board from the 27th October 2018 until the next AGM in late 2019 is made up of the following members:

Past Boards[edit]

2017-2018 Board[edit]

The board of Wikimedia ZA from November 2017 to the end of October 2018 was:

2016-2017 Board[edit]

2015-2016 Board[edit]

2013 - 2014 Board[edit]

2012 - 2013 Board[edit]

= 2011 - 2012 Board[edit]

The chapter was approved by the Wikimedia Foundation, but was still in the process of being registered locally.