In 2013 Prof. Barry Dwolatsky, the director of Wits University’s JCSE (Johannesburg Centre of Software Engineering), first mooted the idea of a digital innovation hub in Braamfontein. In the very heart of Johannesburg.
The idea grew into a zone that links hardware, software and digital content innovation with commercial success. A Precinct where technology businesses and digital products are nurtured and ideas become viable businesses.
Local and national government, as well as relevant private sector players, partnered with the University to create, in the words of Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib, an “interlocutor to change our world”.
The Tshimologong Precinct officially opened on the 1st of September 2016 and, since then, the vision has fast turned into reality.