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,
Wikimedia ZA board member
Douglas Ian Scott
South African mobile number: +27 (0)79 515 872