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8 - 12 November 2021
Virtual Event

8 - 12 November 2021
Virtual Event

The largest digital infrastructure event in Africa, focused on connecting the next billion people

Driving Inclusive, Sustainable Growth Through Tech Investment

Featuring AfricaTech, AHUB and the AfricaCom Awards.

Save the Date

Africa's most influential tech event returns as an online experience for 2021. 

Taking place virtually on 8-12 November, Africa Tech Festival brings together thousands of senior change makers from over 120 countries to learn, network and help build a better, more inclusive digital world.

With all eyes on African tech, there has never been a better time to be part of the conversation.

See you online.

WEBINAR ALERT! Digital Skills Enhancing Human Capacity - 4 August at 11AM SAST

An important conversation has emerged – centred on the key question of ‘how do we equip people with the knowledge and skills to fully exploit the opportunities offered by tech-centred, digitally driven societies?’. Digital skills training and education are tools central to answering this question.

Join Africa Tech Festival & Connecting Africa, in partnership with AWS, as we explore how digital skills can enhance human capital and help realise the extraordinary potential of intelligent, 4IR-ready African workforces.


AfricaCom, anchor event of Africa Tech Festival, is the meeting place of Africa’s largest community of tech champions and the largest tech event on the continent.

For 24 years, we have informed and connected the business leaders, tech experts, policymakers, and investors, all at the forefront of Africa’s digital transformation.

AfricaCom is 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.

Anchor Event of Africa Tech Festival

Africa Tech Festival is the culmination of 24 years of connecting and informing business leaders, technology experts and policymakers on the continent.

Africa Tech Festival unifies Africa’s response to the 4IR and, in doing so, accelerate socio-economic development across the continent.


Connecting Africa’s Next Billion

Uniting Africa’s connectivity champions to deliver on the promise of affordable, reliable, and sustainable digital connectivity for all.

Digital Infrastructure Investment

Ensuring infrastructure investment remains at the top of Africa’s tech agenda.

Africa’s 4IR: Extracting Real Value

Examining the continent’s pursuit of an equitable Fourth Industrial Revolution that drives tech-enabled digital economies.

Telcos of Tomorrow: The Evolution of African Telecoms

Exploring the biggest trends in Africa’s evolving telecoms sector to keep telcos at the centre of its digital transformation journey.

Green ICT & Sustainable Development

Championing sustainable energy as a route to affordable and reliable electrification for all, as a central pillar of Africa’s 4IR.

Policy, Governance & Leadership Through Change

Highlighting the most important issues of governance and leadership to facilitate fair and progressive development.


Group Health and Safety Officer

Digicall Group (Contractor managing the Transport Information Centre for the City of Cape Town)

The best virtual event in the COVID-19 times to date

2020 Partners

As the largest and most influential tech and telecoms event on the continent, Africa Tech Festival is supported by the biggest brands in tech and telecoms - meaning that when you join the event, you know you're networking with the best.

2020 Post Show Report

Download the report to discover:

  • An overview of the event
  • A breakdown of our attendees
  • Key highlights
  • Content covered
  • Upcoming opportunities


Generate qualified new leads

Elevate your brand's profile within the telecoms and service provider community

Position yourself as a thought leader

Reach a diverse and engaged digital community of over 400,000 all year round

Our digital offering comprising of custom e-books, webinars, content syndication, podcasts and newsletter inclusions will enable you to positively impact your business and its bottom line today.

accelerateHER at Africa Tech Festival

accelerateHER is coming to Africa Tech Festival this November to deliver content-rich virtual offerings and high impact discussions, debates and masterclasses featuring Africa’s greatest women leaders and technology pioneers.

If you have an interest in driving progress, diversity and inclusion and in shaping the future of tech, secure a spot at our virtual event this November.


Connecting Africa is the premier online community dedicated to tackling the immense scope of the African digital landscape. Connecting Africa offers a comprehensive, informed and nuanced understanding of the region's communications networking and ICT sector and the commercial opportunities such insight can afford. Connecting Africa's readers include decision makers from across the entire communications technology ecosystem that are either based in Africa, conducting business with African enterprises or seeking to learn more about one of the communications industry's growth hot-spots.