Agile Africa: Celebrating 5 years of Agile Excellence

Register now for 2017 conference and discover the future of Agile in a digitised economy. Agile Africa, South Africa’s top Agile conference will take place from 21 – 22 August 2017, celebrating its fifth meeting of Agile minds. This year’s Agile Africa conference will bring a diversity of local and international speakers, offering delegates opportunities Read more about Agile Africa: Celebrating 5 years of Agile Excellence[…]

#GeoJozi 2017: And the winners are….!

Winners of GeoJozi Challenge will help solve Jozi’s street address problems and improve service delivery. Three young, talented developers came out tops in the 2016 GeoJozi Developer Challenge – the first to be held through a partnership between the City of Joburg, Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) and mapping software company, Esri South Africa. This Read more about #GeoJozi 2017: And the winners are….![…]


  There was quite a bit of media hype around the launch of the Tshimologong Digital Precinct on 1 September (see the blog titled: Coffee, Pizza and Bandwidth), here are some of the videos that celebrate the occasion, including informative videos from the Wits University PR Department. The following video was produced by SABC News: Read more about VIDEOS: TSHIMOLOGONG IN MOVING PICTURES[…]


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 Read more about WITS’ NEW DIGITAL INNOVATION HUB IN BRAAMFONTEIN[…]

Tshimologong – Looking Back…

It’s incredible to think that Professor Barry Dwolatzky has been working on his dream of a digital innovation hub in Juta Street Braamfontein for over three years. Just take a look at some of the images… and watch the video, shot in 2013.  On 1 September, the first day of Spring, the Tshimologong Precinct will Read more about Tshimologong – Looking Back…[…]

City of Joburg launches developer challenge to solve city’s address issues

If you are a developer with an interest in apps, maps, data, urban development, cities or technology then enter the 2016 GeoJozi Developer Challenge. The challenge calls on developers aged 30 or under to help the City of Johannesburg improve its systems of allocating and maintaining addresses across the 1,644 km2 municipality. It is being Read more about City of Joburg launches developer challenge to solve city’s address issues[…]

Tshimologong Precinct Update

Video (above): Professor Barry Dwolatzky from the WITS JCSE talks about exciting upcoming events including the Fakugesi Festival, the launch of the IBM Research Lab and of course the official launch of the Tshimologong Precinct on 1 September… See the latest image gallery, below as the Tshimologong Precinct moves towards its very own “new beginning…”

#Hack.Jozi 2016 Challenge: WINNERS

Friday, 20 May 2016: The winners of the 2016 #Hack.Jozi Challenge, announced by the City of Joburg and Wits University last night, will scale their businesses to create jobs and help beat real issues they identified in healthcare, education and local government administration in the City of Joburg. The top three contestants, selected from over Read more about #Hack.Jozi 2016 Challenge: WINNERS[…]

#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 Read more about #Hack.Jozi Challenge selects Joburg’s top ten digital ideas[…]

Update: Tshimologong Precinct

Provincial government is on board regarding the development of the Tshimologong Precinct. In this video, Professor Barry Dwolatzky talks about the creation of the DAV Centre in the heart of Braamfontein. He also explains that WITS JCSE has secured a formal link with the Gauteng Innovation Hub in Pretoria. Watch the video…

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 Read more about The Internet of Everything is 2016’s big bang theory according to the JCSE[…]

Tshimologong Photo Blog: A work in progress

Professor Barry Dwolatzky’s dream of creating an IT Hub in Braamfontein is not becoming a reality, it already is a reality. However, this is a dream not made overnight and during 2015 the big focus has been on the construction process… With IBM moving into Juta Street in early 2016, sees the next step in Read more about Tshimologong Photo Blog: A work in progress[…]