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Africa Tech Festival 2024 – The Home of AfricaCom, AfricaTech & AfricaIgnite
Event dates: 11-14 Nov 2024
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

Africa Tech Festival Awards

Be part of Africa's most influential tech awards programme: A celebration of innovation, inclusion, and sustainable development across the continent.

2023 Africa Tech Festival Award Winners

Connectivity For All Award

This award is dedicated to recognising and honouring network providers and services that have demonstrated exceptional commitment and effort in ensuring connectivity for all.


Avanti Communications

Innovation for Impact Award

This award recognises innovations of products or services that have disrupted traditional approaches, introduced novel solutions, and created tangible value for businesses and individuals in Africa.


MTN Uganda

CXO of the Year Award

This award honours exceptional leaders in Africa and their outstanding contributions in building teams, setting new standards, and delivering on a clear vision in a rapidly changing business landscape.


Ahmed Yusef, CEO, Hormuud Telecom

Changing Lives Award

The Changing Lives Award is dedicated to recognising and honouring organisations and initiatives that are committed to improving lives across the continent.


Vodacom Foundation DRC

Female Innovator of the Year Award

This award seeks to honour the women who have made significant contributions to the fields of tech, media, and telecoms across Africa.


Nene Maiga, CEO, Orange Botswana

Sustainability Champion of the Year Award

Formerly the 'Green ICT Champion Award', this award celebrates the remarkable achievements of individuals or organisations leading the way in the development and integration of sustainable energy solutions.


South Africa MTN & Huawei

Fintech Innovation of the Year Award

This award acknowledges the transformative power of financial technology in driving economic growth, financial inclusion, and digital transformation.



Start-Up of the Year Award

This award acknowledges the entrepreneurial spirit, technological innovation, and potential impact of start-ups in driving growth, solving local challenges, and contributing to the advancement of Africa's tech ecosystem.


Botlhale AI Solutions

HealthTech Innovation of the Year Award

This award recognises innovative solutions that are changing lives, advancing healthcare, and making a significant positive impact on individuals and communities


HealthX Africa

Creative Visionary Award

New for 2023, this award is dedicated to honouring exceptional media, broadcasting and entertainment professionals across the African continent.


Khutso Theledi, Radio Broadcaster

Partnership Opportunities

Get ready for the return of the Africa Tech Festival Awards, and join us to celebrate the visionaries who accelerate the continent's digital transformation. 

As we prepare for this remarkable event, seize your chance to align your brand with Africa's most influential tech awards ceremony. Fill out the below form to download our brochure and discover more about:

  • The 2023 Awards categories
  • The details about the evening of glitz, glamour and celebration that we're planning
  • Our awards programme in numbers
  • Powerful reasons to associate your brand with our awards programme
  • Our engaged community
  • Our promotion timeline
  • Partnership packages available


Gugu Mthembu

Chief Marketing Officer Telkom

Mlindi Mashologu

Deputy Director General (DDG) - ICT Information Society and Capacity Development Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, Republic of South Africa

Motunrayo Opayinka

Founder & CEO, Womenovate

Nollie Maoto

Chief Data & Analytics Officer - Merchant Services, FNB

Thecla Mbongue

Research Manager, MEA, Omdia

Zachariah George

Managing Partner, Launch Africa Ventures

2023 ACTS

Get ready for the Africa Tech Festival Awards where technology meets entertainment. 

Our confirmed acts for the night include a renowned DJ, a top comedian, and a captivating singing trio, promising a night of innovation, laughter, and soulful melodies that will make this awards ceremony truly unforgettable.

Lunga Tshuka

All-round entertainer, MC, Comedian, humanitarian and podcast host, Lunga Tshuka has grasped onto the funnier side of life - with a flair for mesmerizing an audience, Lunga is the perfect choice.

All these qualities add heart to his presence, giving his spectators a mix of humour, sound effects and storytelling. As a comedian, Lunga captivates audiences with a fresh take on comedy in South Africa, he inspires the youth and is a mental health activist.

Marn de Bluum

Marn De Bluum is an accomplished, versatile DJ who has travelled the globe to play an array of events - from festivals and clubs, to private and corporate music events across South Africa, Bali, the Philippines, and Europe.

The X-Tremes

Known as SA’s most loved female group, this larger than life trio, The X-Tremes, featuring Lulethu Zulu, Dorothy Malgas and Celeste Schoeman, has wowed audiences both locally and abroad with their energetic , bold, brassy, sassy renditions from motown to disco, soul to jazz, blending rock to burlesque to create the perfect entertainment.

From Broadway to Zingara, Africa to Asia, Mandoza to Gloria Gaynor these singing sensations have thrilled audiences with great accolades across the spectrum.

About the Africa Tech Festival Awards

Join us in our revamped event, featuring a fresh venue and an exclusive, premium experience. Our focus is on recognizing organizations and individuals driving innovation, promoting inclusion, and fostering sustainable development. 

Get ready for a purpose-driven awards ceremony that highlights the remarkable achievements shaping Africa's tech ecosystem. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of an unforgettable evening that merges prestige, purpose, and a commitment to a brighter tomorrow. 

Save the date and stay tuned for updates on the Africa Tech Festival Awards 2023 as we celebrate excellence and ignite a transformative journey towards a technologically advanced and sustainable Africa!