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Africa Tech Festival 2023 – The Home of AfricaCom & AfricaTech
Event dates: 11-14 Nov 2024
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

AFest: The Official Networking party!

Taking place at one of Cape Town's hottest locations, The Old Biscuit Mill, on 14th November 2023, 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!

2023 Acts

We are thrilled to announce our stellar lineup of confirmed acts who are set to turn the evening into an electrifying musical journey! With their unique styles, chart-topping hits and eclectic mixes, AFEST is shaping up to be an event that you won't want to miss. 

So, mark your calendars and prepare to dance the night away as we bring you the very best in music and networking, all under one roof.


Recognized as an MTV Africa award winner, a distinguished doctor, and a top 5 contestant on Idols in 2014, Kyle Deutsch's journey as an artist has been nothing short of exceptional. 

He has graced the stage alongside international icons including Justin Bieber, John Legend, Diplo, and Sam Feldt. He has also collaborated with some of Africa's most prominent musical talents and producers.


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.


Paxton Fielies made the headlines when she won Idols SA Season 13 - the youngest female musician to do so.

In 2018, the music icon released the first debut album, ‘This Is Me’, and has collaborated with top musicians such as Kyle Deutsch, Tresor, and Craig Lucas.


Liyabona Sigwabe is a 23-year-old house DJ and UCT alumni with residence at Souk Cape Town and Coco Nightclub, Cape Town. 

He is also a founder of and creative director of lifestyle conglomerate "House of Gratified" which currently houses his playlist-sharing platform "Gratified Sessions" and newly-launched clothing brand "Gratified Threads".


We're excited to share that AFEST 2023 will be hosted at the charming and iconic Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town! 

Affectionately referred to as "The Mill," this venue is not only steeped in history but also showcases some of the city's most captivating architecture. Having undergone a remarkable revitalization over the past decade, The Mill has firmly established itself as one of Cape Town's most beloved destinations. 

Get ready to mingle, connect, and celebrate in this extraordinary setting during AFEST - an unforgettable experience awaits!

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.

Branding & Hospitality Opportunities

AFEST is more than just a party.

This event is also an exclusive opportunity to enjoy the most sought-after taste of Africa in Cape Town!

Joining in the festivities again this year, taking place on 14th November - we will be tantalising your guests’ taste buds with some of the continent's most elite food stalls, amongst other entertainment.

This is client entertainment at its peak - get involved today!

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

Let's have a quick chat about how to elevate your brand and really make sure you're canvasing to your audience! Take a peak at our luxurious VIP Deck for Sponsorship packages that we think would benefit your business, and bring your brand straight to the forefront of everyone's minds.

With mind blowing views of the main stage and glittering ocean, there's no better place to make a good impression on senior TMT leaders. Shmüz or loose!

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.

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”.