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.
The DMI is integrated in the Wits Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, part of the University of Witwatersrand. Here, young people interested in mining are mentored by experts from the University and Siemens, with the aim of providing them with the tools and skills to effectively transform and develop the South African mining sector. The aim of the project is to utilize data in conjunction with machine learning, artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing as the basis for developing the “smart” mines of the future.