Welcome to Wits University’s Tshimologong Precinct. Setswana for “new beginnings”, Tshimologong is one of Johannesburg’s newest high-tech addresses in the vibrant inner-city district of Braamfontein. Owned by the University of The Witwatersrand, Tshimologong is 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.
We exist to fulfil our “Africa Rising” destiny by producing world class developers, entrepreneurs and innovators of digital technology. The Tshimologong Precinct is a digital innovation ecosystem in Braamfontein that propels entrepreneurship and grows the skills pipeline for the digital economy through collaboration with academia, corporates, government and entrepreneurs. Tshimologong provides an exemplar for similar University-based incubators across Africa.
DIGITAL CONTENT HUB | SENIOR COORDINATOR CONTEXT Wits Incubator (Pty) Ltd trading as Tshimologong Precinct is wholly owned by Wits Commercial Enterprise (Pty) Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of the Witwatersrand. Tshimologong Precinct was established to develop world class entrepreneurial and employable skills for the the African digital economy. We […]
Johannesburg based innovation hub Tshimologong and its Digital Content Hub will be well represented at the Festival, first through the presence of Isabelle Rorke – animation expert at Tshimologong – as speaker of CTIAF industry programme. In addition, three experts of the third edition of Digital Lab Africa (DLA) are featured in the programme as speakers: Lesego Vorster, founder and CEO of The Hidden Hand Studio animation company, Isaac Mogajane, Co-founder and Head of Development for Diprente Films and Stuart Forrest, CEO of Triggerfish Animation, they are all collaborating with the DLA mentorship programme in the Animation category as mentors.
26 February 2019 5:10 AM
Abongile Nzelenzele speaks to Kendal Makgamathe Head of Marketing, Tshimologong Precinct
Smart metering solutions provider Conlog has partnered with Wits University’s Tshimologong Precinct to launch Reapele, a programme aimed at helping participants develop blockchain-based smart city solutions.
The curriculum, which has been carefully crafted by Lesego Vorster aims at addressing the gaps found in the South African animation industry to improve the overall storytelling and visual impact of an animated production.
…All startups need access to market. Corporates can create that either by getting the startups to solve directly for ‘pain points’ they have in their organisations, or by committing to incorporating the solutions built by the incubated startups in their value chain. It is not always that simple, but it is doable.