The University of the Witwatersrand and its partners in government, business and industry today officially launched the Wits Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Setswana for “new beginnings”, Tshimologong is Johannesburg’s newest high-tech address in the vibrant inner-city district of Braamfontein, where the incubation of start-ups, the commercialisation of research and the development of[…]

#Hack.Jozi Challenge selects Joburg’s top ten digital ideas

The top ten of the 2016 #Hack.Jozi Challenge has been announced. The varied ideas include ways for parents to reduce screen time for their children, a free pick up and drop off laundry service and an online platform to upload or download building plans for quicker approval by local authorities. #Hack.Jozi Challenge is a project[…]

The Internet of Everything is 2016’s big bang theory according to the JCSE

While Gartner in its ‘Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends for 2016’ says the year will be all about the Internet of Things and smart devices talking to each other, Prof Barry Dwolatzky, director of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) says that he believes that while the hype continues around these areas including big[…]

Professor Barry Dwolatzky features on 702

702, 25 June 2015: TSHIMOLOGONG PRECINCT IN BRAAMFONTEIN WILL SOON BE HOME TO TECH SAVVY FOLKS Two years ago, Wits University embarked on a programme to establish the digital technology hub – The Tshimologong Precinct, which will provide a space for skills development in the software and digital technology sector. Tshimologong is the Sesotho phrase[…]

10th anniversary: celebratory wishes for the JCSE

The WITS Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) recently celebrated its 10th anniversary milestone at Randlords in Braamfontein. Watch the videos to see what some of the industry stalwarts had to say about the JCSE, Professor Barry Dwolatzky, the Tshimologong Precinct and the transformation of the industry…

JCSE at WITS: 10 Years and counting…

The JCSE celebrated its 10th anniversary last month at Randlords in Braamfontein. Speakers included Professor Barry Dwolatzky (Director: JCSE); Professor Adam Habib, VC, Wits University; Councillor Ruby Mathang, MMC Economic Development, City of Johannesburg; Mark Harris, Kagiso Media, Chairman of the JCSE Board and Nomonde Ngxola, CoachLab@JCSE from the class of 2011. Take a look[…]

JCSE 10th birthday: Looking back, and ahead…

The Wits JCSE celebrated its 10th anniversary on 22 May 2015 at a cocktail party event held at Randlords in Braamfontein. Staff members and industry leaders had the opportunity to give their insights into the JCSE’s journey in two video clips filmed prior to the event… JCSE 10th Anniversary – Looking Back.. As the WITS[…]

Jeff Miller on being an entrepreneur

In this video clip, Jeff Miller, CEO of Grovest and Founder of Seed Academy, talks about the Think Be Do programme. This fantastic programme aimed at entrepreneurs and start-ups forms part of the #HackJozi Challenge, a boot camp  aimed at contributing towards fostering skills, innovation and entrepreneurship in the broad area of digital technology. The[…]

Tshimologong Precinct – a great place to hack

A digital company called Isobar have been using the Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein for their regular hackathons. In this video clip various participants in the Valentine’s Day ‘Create for Love’ hackathon talk about the Tshimologong Precinct as a place of ingenuity and inspiration. They also give thanks to the two Barrys from the JCSE –[…]

The new JCSE headquarters at 111 Smit Street

In this video clip, Barry Myburgh from the WITS JCSE (Joburg Centre of Software Engineering), takes us through the new JCSE headquarters at 111 Smit Street in Braamfontein. The building – in a constant state of transformation – is fast becoming known as an integral part of the Digital Technology Zone in Johannesburg. There are[…]