Dear fellow Wikimedian / Wikipedian,
This is just a reminder of the upcoming AGM on Saturday, 1 November 2014 at
The venue has been secured as Twenty Fifty, Level 1, Truth Coffee Building,
36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town.
Just a few reminders :
1. All Proxy Forms
reach the Administrator
<mailto:email@example.com?subject=AGM%20Proxy%20Form> by no
later than Friday, 31 October 2014 at 18:00 in order to be valid
2. You are welcome to join the meeting digitally via Google Hangout.
Attendees who wish to join digitally must please inform us ahead of time by
mailing <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Douglas Scott.
3. Please indicate your attendance - whether virtual or in person - on
the AGM attendance register <http://wikimedia.org.za/wiki/AGM%27s#Attending>
4. Nominations for Directorship must reach the Administrator
p> by no later than 24 October 2014
5. All resolutions <http://wikimedia.org.za/wiki/AGM%27s#Resolutions>
must reach the Administrator
<mailto:email@example.com?subject=Resolutions> by no later than
24 October 2014
6. More information on the AGM can be found on the AGM page of our
We look forward to seeing you there.
This email is to inform everyone on this list and all interested parties
that the Wikimedia ZA annual general meeting will be held on the 1st
I just want to expand on the Annual General Meeting which will be happening
on Saturday the 1st November.
Location: Cape Town
(you may join us over Google Hangout; if you are going to join us digitally
then please let me know so I can send you and invitation)
Time: 11:30am to 3:30pm
Date: Saturday, 1st November 2014
We will inform everyone closer to the time on the exact location within
Cape Town of the AGM. We are currently looking at two possible locations.
Douglas Ian Scott
South African mobile number: +27 (0)79 515 8727
The WMF is running a Global South User Survey 2014. Among the list of
countries part of the Global South, only Egypt is listed. Is Egypt only the
country in Africa part of Global South?
I agree with the words of Isla, found at:
"I was, however, really surprised to find that the entire continent of
> Africa is excluded from this survey (with the exception of Egypt, that is
> lumped in with Arabic states and therefore is obviously - in this context -
> not regarded as part of Africa). To me this seems really quite strange.
> Could you please express your reasons for this rather massive, and
> obviously intentional, oversight. Perhaps you have a different strategy
> with regards to this continent of 1 billion people, and if so, what and why?
> I look forward to your response. Islahaddow (talk) 09:09, 7 October 2014
There are now 3 Wikimedia recognized user groups in Africa, plus one strong
Wikimedia Chapter, which happens to be at the Southernmost part of the
We'll love to be enlightened on the new Global South Strategy, and what
countries the strategy applies to. I know only eight countries were
handpicked out of the many countries in Global South, but at least, could
Africa be more represented?
+Rexford <http://google.com/+Nkansahrexford> | Africa Center
<http://africacenter.net> | WiR
<https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedian_in_Residence> | WikiAfrica
<http://wikiafrica.net> | User:Nkansahrexford