“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.
With over 115 000 admissions, 220 films and screenings, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival is the Mecca of animation film festivals. The World’s top animation studios representing 88 different countries, flock to the South of France to spend a week immersed in the glory of the best animation to be found anywhere in the world. Melissa Cobb, VP of kids and family and Netflix are quoted by variety.com as saying, “It’s really about the art of animation there, not so much about the business of animation.”