We wanted to inform you that scholarship applications for Wikimania 2018 which is being held in Cape Town, South Africa on July 18–22, 2018 are now being accepted. Applications are open until Monday, 22 January 2018 23:59 UTC.
Applicants will be able to apply for a partial or full scholarship. A full scholarship will cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel, shared accommodation, and conference registration fees as arranged by the Wikimedia Foundation. A partial scholarship will cover conference registration fees and shared accommodation.
Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection process and selection criteria established by the Scholarship Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation, who will determine which applications are successful.
To learn more about Wikimania 2018 scholarships, please visit: https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships
To apply for a scholarship, fill out the multi-language application form on:https://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply
It is highly recommended that applicants review all the material on the Scholarships page and the associated FAQ ( https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships/FAQ ) before submitting an application.
If you have any questions, please contact: wikimania-scholarships(a)wikimedia.org or leave a message at: https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Scholarships.
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David Richfield and Martin Rulsch
for the Scholarship Committee
There have been a number of articles in the news recently about the
drought/water situation in Cape Town. Here is information we have
obtained from the Cape Town Visitors and Convention Services Bureau.
“The City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Provincial Government are doing
everything in their powers to mitigate the challenges faced by the ongoing
drought in the region.
Importantly, at the current dam levels, the City of Cape Town has assured
us that Cape Town will not run out of water until March next year and by
then several of the City’s initiatives will have come on line to push that
day out even further. By working together with businesses, through a
variety of initiatives, the aim of the local and provincial governments is
to ensure that the taps do not run dry at any point.
>From a tourist perspective, it is important to realise that despite Cape
Town being a popular destination, foreign tourists only make up on average
1% of the population of the Western Cape Province at any given time, and
total tourists (foreign and local) constitute only 3,4% of the total
provincial population on the busiest days.
There is thus no need for tourists to change their plans or to consider
That said, visitors are asked to be aware of the current water crisis
facing the city and province and to adopt the approach launched by the City
to ‘Save like a Local’.
For useful resources and water saving tips please visit:
We do not believe this is an issue that should cause people to 'panic' or
On behalf of the Wikimania '18 organizing team,