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Here Are The Winners of The Digital Lab Africa Accelerator Programme

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Digital Lab Africa (DLA) has announced the winners of the DLA Accelerator Programme. A total of 10 innovative projects were selected for this year’s edition which is the third.

The 10 creatives chosen by Digital Lab Africa from countries including South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mali, and Ghana were selected from 500 applications from over 30 sub-Saharan countries based on their talent, creativity, and ability to motivate their ideas.

The 10 winners will receive $2900 cash prize and an incubation programme to accelerate their project development that includes mentorship by French & sub-Saharan creative industries experts, a residence period in France within a digital cluster/hub, and participation at industry events in France and/or in sub-Saharan African region.

The Digital Lab Africa is an initiative of the Embassy of France and French Institute in South Africa (IFAS) and it is managed by the South African technology hub Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, with support from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD).

WINNERS BY CATEGORY

ANIMATION

RINGA MZANSI by Lwazi Msipha (South Africa)

UZI by Naddya Adhiambo Oluoch-Olunya (Kenya)

WEB CREATION

CARTOGRAPHIE DES RÉGIONS MUSICALES DU MALI by Tiécoura N’Daou (Mali)

RE/MEMBER YOUR DESCENDANTS by Xabiso Vili (South Africa)

DIGITAL MUSIC

SWAGGIFY by Marvin Madyara (Zimbabwe)

SUNKAMBE by Shaka Ramulifho (South Africa)

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VIRTUAL REALITY

TRVLR by Komborerai Chapfika (Zimbabwe)

THE AFROCYBORG VR FILM COLLECTIVE by Shmerah Passchier & The Afrocyborg Collective (South Africa)

VIDEO GAME

MANCALA PLUS by Setriakor Nyomi (Ghana)

PRECIOUS CARGO by Simone Beneke-Graham, Shannon Bennetts, Rowan Brough & Niall Graham (South Africa)

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