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News around Africa - March 18, 2021

The 5th Edition of Digital Lab Opens to African Content Creators

The fifth edition of Digital Lab Africa, a mentorship and incubation programme for African creatives in groundbreaking and digital content, is now accepting applications.

Digital Lab Africa was established in 2016 as a joint initiative of the French Institute and the French Embassy in South Africa, and is operated by the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in Johannesburg.

Digital Lab Africa is Africa’s first platform dedicated to innovative content such as immersive realities, video games, animation, music, and digital. It incubates young talent by providing a springboard for advancing their skills.


Artists, creators, designers, collectives, students, and entrepreneurs from both the artistic and cultural sectors, as well as from across Sub-Saharan Africa, are invited to apply in the lab’s fifth call for applications.

Lesley Donna Williams, chief executive of the Tshimologong Precinct, said the Digital Lab Africa applications represented the African continent’s vitality and uniqueness in the area of digital cultures and new technologies.

“Each year the level of innovation in terms of form, storytelling, content and technologies gets better. We expect DLA#5 to once again exceed our expectations and look forward to receiving quality applications,” she said.

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