Welcome to the Tshimologong Precinct. Setswana for “new beginnings”, Tshimologong is one of Johannesburg’s newest high-tech addresses in the vibrant inner-city district of Braamfontein, where the incubation of Digital entrepreneurs, commercialization of research and the development of high-level digital skills for students, working professionals and unemployed youth takes place.
The Tshimologong Precinct is a community of future thinkers re-imagining digital innovation for a brighter, more equitable future. Driven by a healthy curiosity to constantly explore new possibilities and opportunities, we push barriers and create solutions to complex problems that affect us and the world around us. Through partnerships and the sharing of knowledge we play, make, learn, incubate and, above all, INNOVATE.
Tshimologong is accessible to everyone, not just University researchers and students. Primarily based on membership, we do also welcome the casual visitor looking for high speed Wifi, a cup of good coffee and a convenient spot for a quick meeting.
We aim to help address unemployment and encourage the growth of new businesses by developing and growing a digital ecosystem that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship and sustain a diverse community of partners and collaborators.
To this end, the Precinct also boasts of a state-of-the-art Skills Development Academy, actively promoting skills acquisition in the software and digital technology sector.
JOHANNESBURG – Former US President Barack Obama’s foundation has elected the chief executive of Johannesburg digital innovation hub, Tshimologong Precinct as a member of the inaugural class of its Africa leadership programme. Tshimologong Precinct said Lesley Williams, was appointed as part of the Obama Foundation’s commitment to grow its global network of innovative and ethical change makers […]
Africa Rising 4.0, an incubation programme aimed at powering digital entrepreneurship and early stage startup growth in Johannesburg has been launched by JP Morgan, in collaboration with Tshimologong Precinct. This 12-week intensive incubation programme is designed to coach the disciplines of entrepreneurship, while also building innovative digital businesses. Shaun Randles, Enterprise Development Manager, Tshimologong Precinct, […]
By Staff Reporter on 23 March, 2018 UK-based SITA Air Transport Community Foundation has partnered with Wits University and the Tshimologong Precinct to launch a $10 000 travel innovation award. The challenge? What information, tools or technology will first-time air travellers in Africa need to make their journeys easy, successful and enjoyable? The team that comes up with […]
BY KARABO LEDWABA A 28-year-old digital innovator has invented an app that will revolutionise the taxi industry. Skhona Khumalo will today launch the Khwela app at Bree Street taxi rank in Johannesburg ahead of its official Gauteng launch at the end of May. The app will be able to present the user with the […]
BY SIBAHLE MALINGA Local fintech start-up Airbuy has secured development support from Amazon Web Services(AWS) worth R180 000. Airbuy is an online payment platform that allows African consumers to make payments online without the use of a credit or debit card, avoiding the risk of exposing their personal bank details. Since it doesn’t require users to put in their banking details, […]
Have an idea for a disruptive security access solution? Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) and Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, have partnered to launch a security access management hackathon in which three winners will each receive a seven months of business incubation. Aimed at streamlining the company’s security access, the Acsa Access Management […]
BY INVITATION ONLY. French Tech Hub Cape Town will be receiving startups, investors and VCs for an exciting pitch night! Come and witness live pitches of top startups from Cape Town & Johannesburg Tech Ecosystems. Join us and meet these amazing entrepreneurs. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss potential business opportunities, or simply ask them questions about […]
ONLY BY INVITATION In celebration of Youth Day, Facebook and Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct bring a roundtable where we explore what it means to be a young South African entrepreneur in the digital age. The goal of this convening is to bring together a mix of young entrepreneurs, civil society, academic and government leaders to collectively […]