Wikimedia ZA, supported by WikiAfrica at the Africa Centre, is bidding to host Wikimania in Cape Town for 2015. Wikimania is the annual conference of Wikipedians, Wikimedians and Wikimedia Projects and each time is hosted by different cities around the world. In August 2014 Wikimania will take place in London.

The Wikimania Cape Town 2015 bid team is pitching a theme of Bridging Divides. It hopes to leverage the ethnic, linguistic, and economic diversity of Cape Town to bridge some of the perceived and real divisions that the Wikimedia community strives to overcome in its effort to create “a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge”.

WikiAfrica is an enthusiastic supporter and partner of the bid. You can find the full bid here.

Wikimedia ZA

Wikimedia ZA

Wikimedia South Africa is a Wikimedia chapter for the Republic of South Africa. It is incorporated as a non-profit-making organisation under South African law.

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