VIDEOS: TSHIMOLOGONG IN MOVING PICTURES

  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:[…]

WITS’ NEW DIGITAL INNOVATION HUB IN BRAAMFONTEIN

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

MIT Global Startup Lab – South Africa

MIT Global Startup Labs is a multidisciplinary group of MISTI (MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives) that promotes development in emerging regions by cultivating young technology entrepreneurs. MIT GLobal Startup Labs develop curriculum materials, software technologies, platforms, and networks that enable undergraduate students in emerging regions to innovate in the area of information and communication[…]

Tshimologong on TechReport

On 25 March 2014, eNCA TechReport did a focus feature on The Tshimologong Precinct (following a previous visit they had done in 2013). The feature included an interview with Prof Barry Dwolatzky, who heads up the WITS JCSE (Joburg Centre for Software Engineering) and the person who is driving the Tech-in-Braam concept in Johannesburg. In[…]

XooXity Hackathon takes place at Tshimologong

On 15 March 2014, Hellocomputer and the Between 10 and 5 Creative Showcase hosted something called the ‘XooXity Hackathon’ at the Tshimologong Precinct. The event was held at 47 Juta Street in Braamfontein from 8am to 8pm. The theme was for various teams/contestants to build a prototype for a light-based interactive installation. Nathan O’ Gates from Hellocomputer[…]