Hello everyone,

The Wikimedia ZA board has decided to postpone our bid for Cape Town to host Wikimania 2014.  After much discussion and deliberation we came to the conclusion that it would be best for us to give ourselves, as a chapter, an extra year to fully prepare for the enormous task of hosting a Wikimania.  We particularly want to focus on building and expanding our GLAM, outreach and organisational capabilities.  Additionally some chapter members who are eager to actively support in the organisation of the bid feel that they will be better placed to help organise the event (should we get it) in 2015.

We wish to thank everyone who have supported our bid so far and ask that you support our bid in 2015 when the bidding round opens after Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong.  We would also like to wish who ever the winning bid team is all the best in preparing for and hosting what will no doubt be a fantastic Wikimania 2014.

Many thanks and all the best,

Douglas Scott
Wikimedia ZA board member

Douglas Ian Scott
Skype:  douglas0scott
South African mobile number: +27 (0)79 515 872