“This is the latest outcome of the joint partnership between IBM Research and Wits, which started in 2016 when IBM opened its second lab in Africa in Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in Johannesburg,” said Professor Zeblon Vilakazi, Wits Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Postgraduate Affairs.
31-year-old South African engineer Neo Hutiri has added another prize to the pile his Pelebox concept has already won: the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.
Hutiri is the first South African to win the prestigious medal – and accompanying £25,000 (R470,000) cash prize – from the London-based organisation.
Our Marketing and Events Manager, Kendal Makgamathe visited the Metro FM studios in December to speak to Rams Mabote about Digital Lab Africa’s call for application to all creatives. With just days to go to the closing date of the 31st of January after it was extended from the 13th of January, here is a reminder of what you need to put yourself in line for a massive boost in your career as a 21st century creative