Congratulations to Uno deWaal, who has been selected as South Africa's winner of the YCE Digital Publishing Award.
Uno will join seven other international YCE winners in London next month in a specially curated programme of events to engage, connect and grow their networks with UK innovators in digital publishing. The YCE winners will also be attending the Digital Minds Conference and The London Book Fair.
Uno is the founder and owner of Between 10and5, South Africa's largest online creative showcase. Passionate about the problem solving and solution process behind creative thinking, his plans for 10and5 stretch beyond just a publishing business and aims to grow into a single point of reference for all creative output in South Africa.
"The goals for the site are to make a move to the offline world through print publishing and by growing our networking events. A key new strategic resource that we will leverage is our incredible wealth of data and knowledge of the creative industry that will be packaged into research material. We will also shortly make a move to establish a similar resource across key regions in Africa."
Tom Porter, British Council’s Head of Arts for South Africa said, “Uno de Waal is a fitting winner of the YCE Award for his contribution not only to working innovatively in the Digital Publishing space, but for his ability to understand a new way of creating and developing business partnerships and relationships, creating original content with a growing team of young bright South Africans, imagining and creating events outside of a digital space which is supported by digital components and outputs, as well as showcasing, promoting and exposing South African Creatives to a local and international audience. Uno has a good steady scope for growth and a really progressive way of how to connect the dots locally, on the continent, and internationally.”
Uno was announced as the South African winner at a ceremony held at Johannesburg's co-creation spaceJozi Hub.
You can read more about Uno here.