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).
🎉🎉🎉 AND THE DLA#3 WINNERS ARE….— Digital Lab Africa (@DigiLabAfrica) April 30, 2019
Congratulations to all of them and to all the candidates who made it to the finals!
Many thanks to the experts and to our partners.@TshimologongIT @IF_SouthAfrica @fakugesi @TRACE_Africa pic.twitter.com/irI1lNb3KO
WINNERS BY CATEGORY
RINGA MZANSI by Lwazi Msipha (South Africa)
UZI by Naddya Adhiambo Oluoch-Olunya (Kenya)
CARTOGRAPHIE DES RÉGIONS MUSICALES DU MALI by Tiécoura N’Daou (Mali)
RE/MEMBER YOUR DESCENDANTS by Xabiso Vili (South Africa)
SWAGGIFY by Marvin Madyara (Zimbabwe)
SUNKAMBE by Shaka Ramulifho (South Africa)
TRVLR by Komborerai Chapfika (Zimbabwe)
THE AFROCYBORG VR FILM COLLECTIVE by Shmerah Passchier & The Afrocyborg Collective (South Africa)
MANCALA PLUS by Setriakor Nyomi (Ghana)
PRECIOUS CARGO by Simone Beneke-Graham, Shannon Bennetts, Rowan Brough & Niall Graham (South Africa)