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Africa Tech Festival 2022 - The Home of AfricaCom
Core Agenda & Exhibition: 8-10 Nov
Partner Programmes & Digital Content: 7 - 11 NovCape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

Core Agenda & Exhibition: 8-10 Nov
Partner Programmes & Digital Content: 7 - 11 Nov,
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town


Exclusive African tech & telecoms updates and resources, brought to you in partnership with Omdia and Connecting Africa

WEBINAR ALERT: How to recession-proof your start-up | 4 October at 12pm CAT

Delivered as a partnership between Elevating Founders and Vanta, the free webinar helps founders just like you navigate through the turbulent waters of a financial recession that now appears almost imminent. The session will offer:
∙ Crucial suggestions on how to turn challenging economic periods into an opportunity to grab market share and differentiate your service;
∙ The best practices for weathering the storm;
∙ The new metrics that matter for fundraising.
∙ Speakers include Paulo Rodriguez, Head of International at Vanta; Christina Cacioppo, CEO and Co-Founder of Vanta and Nicole Cacal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Ignite. 

The Latest News

Africa's Fintech Revolution Explosion

Watch the full discussion from Africa Tech Festival 2021, as our experts from Launch Africa Ventures & Knabu unpack the growth of lending and finance start-ups, current investment trends & challenges, and telecom giants building new networks and upgrading existing facilities. 

Africa Connectivity Outlook: 2022 and Beyond (SES)

With around 33% internet penetration, Africa is the least connected continent on earth. Naturally, connectivity varies by country, but universally, the greatest gap is between urban and rural areas. Whilst 50% of urban dwellers are connected, this figure drops to 15% in rural areas. This is the lowest percentage of any region in the world.

Mobile Communications in Africa (Rodhe & Schwarz)

Thanks to mobile communications, more and more Africans have access to people, markets and information, even in remote regions of the continent. Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing equipment and services are being used to improve network performance and quality in 21 African countries.

Closing the Gap: Accelerating Women in STEM [eBook]

We've gathered a selection of inspiring women from leading organisations, including Netcampus, GirlCodeZA, Digital Council Africa, CSIR, The AI Review, Procter & Gamble, life.file, and more to share their insights and practical advice on how to excel in the industry.

📢 Call for Entries - Africa Tech Festival 2022 Awards

Nominations are now open for the Africa Tech Festival 2022 Awards, and we're looking for exceptional business leaders and organisations in the technology and telecommunications industries.

AFEST | The Official Networking Party of Africa Tech Festival

Taking place in Cape Town, AFest is back in 2022 for an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment and your opportunity to network with thousands of industry leaders.

The State of Connectivity in Africa in 2022 Report

Discover the challenges and disruptions to connectivity in Africa, the latest connectivity trends and opportunities in each region, as well as current connection speeds and adoption rates in each country in this interactive, free-to-download report.

7 African FemTech Startups to Watch: IWD 2022

Femtech (female technology) is a term used to describe health software and tech-enabled products designed with women’s health and wellbeing in mind. And it's a recently coined term, contrived in 2016 by Ida Tin, a Danish entrepreneur who created a period and fertility-tracking app.  

2022 Trends To Watch: Middle East & Africa Report

This free-to-download report contains key trends for the Middle East Africa service provider market in 2022, covering 5G monetization, growth opportunities in broadband with FWA, the evolution of MFS, and the emergence of Green ICT products and services.

Highlights from 24 years of AfricaCom, anchor event of Africa Tech Festival

Highlights from Africa Tech Festival 2021, the largest live tech event in Africa with more than 400 visionary speakers and over 16 premium conference tracks, each with razor-sharp focus, exploring the hottest connectivity and enterprise tech trends.

The Future of Satellite and 5G in Africa

In this FastChat interview, Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert is joined by Semin Hassanaly to discuss how hybrid Satellite 5G networks can enable new business cases for MNO's

New Green ICT Investments Happening Across Africa

Over the past decade, regions across the African continent have experienced rapid economic growth and improving social conditions. In line with this, there has been a dramatic spike in energy usage, presenting a daunting question: can African nations find sustainable and, crucially, climate-friendly ways to meet their growing energy needs?  

Emerging Trends in African Satellite Connectivity

In this FastChat interview, Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert is joined by Pieter-Paul Mooijman to discuss satellite’s role in Africa’s digital transformation.

State of 5G and AI Services in South Africa

Enterprise adoption of 5G and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) technologies is rapidly taking off in South Africa as business activities and processes require transformation to increase resilience and competitive differentiation.

Tech Innovations to Reduce South Africa's Youth Unemployment Crisis

We sat down with Youth Employment Service's CEO, Dr Tashmia Ismail-Saville, to discuss the importance of digitalisation, disrupting conventional training & using tech to reach youth during COVID-19.

Robots, Risk, Creativity: How to build the workforce of the future

In this exclusive interview for Africa Tech Festival, Sterling Bank Plc's CFO for Corporate and Investment Banking, William Anwana, shares his top tips to help you build and motivate the workforce of the future.

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