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Africa Tech Festival 2023 – The Home of AfricaCom & AfricaTech
Event dates: 13-16 Nov
Exhibition Opening Dates: 14 - 16 NovCape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

AFest: The Official Networking party!

Taking place at one of Cape Town's hottest locations, AFEST is THE must-attend networking party!

With a lineup of incredible acts, exclusive networking areas, photo booths and more fun features and activities, get ready for an UNFORGETTABLE evening of music, entertainment, and the opportunity to network with thousands of industry leaders!

AFest 2022 Highlights

2022 was INCREDIBLE! 

And we can't wait to welcome you all back in 2023 for an even bigger, even better edition of AFEST!

Got FOMO? Re-live the highlights from 2022 (below, 2019, and 2018 HERE.

2022 ACTS

Check out the legendary acts that blessed the AFEST stage in 2022:

Lady Zamar

Lady Zamar is the music sensation. Officially introducing herself in 2016. Yamkani “Yami” Janet Banda is an award-winning singer, songwriter, academic and philanthropist. In four years the musician had affirmed herself as a certified hitmaker. Her last lead single, More and More, was released in 2020. The hitmaker is currently working on her third studio album which will reflect the past years since her musical break during the pandemic.

DJ Louie

As both a lifelong multi-instrumentalist and skilled mix-master DJ, dance floor commander, King Louie, has perfected the art of setting the vibe using music. King Louie is more than a DJ; he’s an impassioned groove master with an infectious smile whose mission is ensuring that everyone is having the time of their life when he’s behind the decks orchestrating the musical journey.


Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, GoodLuck is a group of live-electronic musicians, pop producers, songwriters, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. As one of the country's most successful exports, the band has been touring the world since 2013, focusing on using their music as a force for good. Since the band's inception, GoodLuck has reached 23 x Top40 radio singles, 9 charting number one singles and performed thousands of shows worldwide.

DJ Loyd

Loyiso Mdebuka is a South African-born DJ, TV & Radio Presenter, Voice Over Artist and MC who is the host to a kaleidoscope of skills entertaining you both off and on screen. In 2012, Loyd joined the premiere Cape Town radio station, Goodhope FM as a co-host on Weekend Drive. Loyd is currently the host of Weekend Drive on Goodhope FM, a club DJ, a Development Producer at Okuhle Media, Creative Director at Ikapa Live which is his own company and lastly, a 5fm Mix DJ on Euphonik’s “My House”.

Branding & Hospitality Opportunities

AFEST is more than just a party.

It's an exclusive opportunity to wine and dine with the industry elite in one of Cape Town's most stylish and sophisticated locations. 

With spectacular ocean views, a buzzing atmosphere and exceptional performances from leading artists, this is client entertainment at its very best!

Host at the AFest

Many of our clients host dinners, drinks and events, so why not host yours at our party? Choose from private areas like the Jameson Bar, where you can host whiskey tasting for small groups of clients, to our Absolute Deck, a scenic outside lounge suitable for larger parties.

The VIP Experience

Talk to us about branding opportunities on our luxurious VIP deck. With unbeatable views of the main stage and ocean, there's no better place to make a good impression on senior TMT leaders.

Book an area

If you want your meetings at AFest to be memorable, why not book one of our VIP Lounges? With seating for up to 10 guests, and views of both the stage and a private beach, the lounges offer comfortable surroundings for you to network, relax and get business done.

Who has access to AFEST?

Some Africa Tech Festival passes come with an AFEST ticket, and some do not. Don't get caught out, check your eligibility!

Passes with access

The following pass types have a ticket to AFEST already included:

  • Free/Paid Delegate Pass, VIP Pass, Partner Delegate Pass, Junior Delegate Pass, Speaker Pass, Hosted Buyers Pass, Startup Pass & Press Pass

Passes without access

The following pass types do not include access to AFEST:

  • Free Visitor Pass

For those with Free Visitor Passes, AFEST tickets can be purchased separately.

2019 Highlights

Check out the highlights from AFEST 2019!

Acts included: 

Mafikizolo is a South African singing duo consisting of Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza. The duo has swept many awards including the SAMA Best Duo/Group of the Year award multiple times. 

Port Elizabeth's hottest rap artist who are breaking barriers with dedication, hardwork, passion and prayer. Early B is a Ghoema Award-winning rapper who claimed his spot in the music industry as a solo artist with music that catapulted him onto national levels and created a demand for himself both nationally and internationally. 

Born in Dannhauser, a small town in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Zinhle Jiyane aka DJ Zinhle has become one of the most celebrated female house DJs in South Africa.

2018 Highlights

Check out the highlights from 2018

Acts included:

Swing City
Swing City was borne of the love of swing music from three of South Africa’s most loved artists. They are a three-piece singing group, backed by a full jazz orchestra and band, celebrating their love of jazz, swing and blues, but adding a modern-day twist to the genre.

Mukengerwa Tresor Riziki, A.K.A, 'TRESOR', is a Congolese-born singer, songwriter, music producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He gained prominence in 2015 with his single "Mount Everest".

The Muses
The Muses are an electric string quartet based in Johannesburg with a love and passion for entertain.