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Press Release | 22 On Sloane Launches Game Development Studio to Empower African Startups and Enthusiasts

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Boitumelo Kodisang | June 24, 2024

22 On Sloane

Corner Winnie Mandela Drive & Sloane Street

Bryanston, 2191


South Africa


Date: 24 June 2024


Press Release | 22 On Sloane Launches Game Development Studio to Empower African Startups and Enthusiasts


22 On Sloane is thrilled to announce the launch of its Game Development Studio in partnership with Eskom Development Foundation, a space that is designed to empower startups, entrepreneurs, and gaming enthusiasts. This initiative exemplifies 22 On Sloane’s dedication to support entrepreneurs and gaming enthusiast by helping them launch and grow their businesses while strengthening Johannesburg’s gaming ecosystem.


The Game Development Studio will offer startups and gamers a range of resources, such as a PC gaming section, a VR station, and a podcast studio. Additionally, ten (10) selected gaming startups will participate in an intensive capacity-building programme that includes workshops, masterclasses, mentorship, and business coaching. The studio welcomes the public to explore the space during the day and on weekends, fostering a vibrant and dynamic gaming community.


“We believe the Game Development Studio will grow the ecosystem, build innovative products, expand the industry, and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs,” said Bongani Ntombela, Director of Programmes at 22 On Sloane. “Gaming and gamification play a pivotal role in developing sectors and skills in South Africa, including software development, virtual and augmented reality design, and artificial intelligence engineering.”


About 22 On Sloane and Eskom

22 ON SLOANE is the largest startup campus and entrepreneurship hub in Africa. The campus offers startups and innovative SMMEs a complete turnkey solution to scale, from the initial idea to commercialisation, funding opportunities and access to markets. Its aim is to nurture the entrepreneurial mindset, ensure their sustainability, and explore development of new industries while contributing towards job creation in Africa.


At our campus, a global and diverse team of experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, scientists, managers, CEOs, and funders support entrepreneurs enrolled at the campus, with capacity building, product development, business services and business models. The experts are active throughout the journey to build their companies and assist with market entry and financing through angel funders, developmental funders, and venture capitals.


The Eskom Development Foundation NPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., implements Eskom’s corporate social investment (CSI) strategy, ensuring every rand spent is used effectively. The foundation supports social and economic development, empowering small businesses, enhancing education, and promoting sustainable community growth. Partnering with organisations like 22 On Sloane, the Eskom Foundation drives positive change and fosters growth in technology and entrepreneurship.


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Telephone: 011 463 7602



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