Wikimania conference comes to CT in pursuit of more African contributors

The first ever Wikimania conference in sub-Saharan Africa will be hosted in Cape Town from 18 July and will run until 22 July.

The key focus will be on increasing Africa's contribution to the world’s largest free, collaboratively-built online encyclopedia.

The president of Wikimedia.za, Douglas Scott, says there is a need for more content from the Continent.

Scott explains that information on the Wikipedia platform can be edited by contributors to improve free knowledge-sharing globally.

It is open to anyone who happens to be reading that article. Obviously, veteran editors have got more freedom to edit more articles in general contexts.

Douglas Scott, President of Wikimedia.za

He adds that anyone can edit Wikipedia in any of its almost 300 different language versions including Swahili, Hausa, Amharic, Arabic and Afrikaans versions.

Listen below to the full interview:


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