Wikimedia ZA 2019 five year plan

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The five year plan for Wikimedia ZA will be developed at a special workshop in Cape Town, South Africa the day before the chapter AGM on the 15 December 2019. The planning workshop will take place on the 14 December 2019. The purpose is to develop a plan outlining the priorities, goals, and strategy to achieve these over the next five years from 2020-2025. Key metrics will be identified to measure success in achieving these goals.

Date and location[edit]


Saturday, 14 December 2019


Code Bride as viewed from Hemlock Street.
The front entrance of the Code Bridge
Code Bridge, 1 Thicket St, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700

We will be using a new location for this meetup. OpenUp has very kindly let us use their downstairs space at the Code Bridge in Newlands which is very near to Claremont train station and taxi rank. It also has ample free parking in front of the building. Cavendish Square is only a few blocks around the corner on the same side of the railway tracks. Code Bridge is located in the bridge (hence the name) that allows Campground Street (M33) to cross both the railway line and Letterstedt Road (also known as Claremont Boulevard).

The parking and building can only be access by the Helmlock Street / Letterstedt Road entrance. Parking is free. You don't pay for parking. Tell the parking guard you're visiting Codebridge.

See the location on the map to the right.


10:00 - 14:00


In past plans (such as the 2019 strategic plan) goals were arranged into one of two groups. Namely Outreach and Chapter Support. With Outreach referring to growing the free knowledge community and Chapter Support referring to supporting the existing free knowledge community.

The resulting plan will live on meta at the Wikimedia ZA 5 year plan page.


African languages support[edit]

Project page tracing support for African language Wikipedia's.

Supporting the growth of African language Wikipedia communities. There is a great need to growth these communities and increase the quantity and quality of content there.