Congrats to the Wikimedia South Africa team.
On behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation, I am pleased to announce that we have decided to explore having Wikimania 2018 located in Cape Town, South Africa. It would be hosted by a team led Douglas Scott with support of the Wikimedia ZA chapter and the WMF. The proposal will be further vetted by the WMF staff in the coming months, after which time we hope to confirm the award.
This past Fall there were a total of four teams that expressed interest in hosting in 2018. We would also like to thank the people from South Africa, Armenia, Thailand, and Perth for all their effort in putting together materials for our consideration and their time spent discussing the possibilities. As a volunteer-led movement, it is very encouraging to have so many who want to support Wikimania.
Please join us in congratulating the South African team. If any of you would like to get involved or have questions/suggestions, please contact Douglas Scott firstname.lastname@example.org
WMF Events Manager
On behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and Wikimedia Foundation