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AfricaCom 2024
Core Agenda & Exhibition: 11-14 Nov
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town


Core Agenda & Exhibition: 11-14 Nov
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024,
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

Africa Tech Festival Awards 2022

The Africa Tech Festival Awards are back in 2022 to celebrate the innovators in technology & telecommunications who are enabling transformation, inclusivity, and digital democracy across the African continent.

The Africa Tech Festival 2022 Awards are sponsored by Intelsat

Want to learn more about Intelsat? Register now to meet with them at Africa Tech Festival 2022.


The public voting period has begun! Our shortlist has been announced, and it's now up to the public to decide who will make it as a finalist. 

Scroll down to discover this year's shortlisted individuals and organisations in each of our categories!

Voting will commence on Wednesday 28 September and will close on Wednesday 26 October. The shortlisted candidates who receive the most votes will be sent to our panel of expert judges, and the winners will be announced during the live drinks reception & ceremony on Wednesday 9 November at Africa Tech Festival 2022.

Best of luck!

Connectivity Project of the Year Award

This award celebrates the network providers and services going above-and-beyond to provide connectivity in an environment where demand has never been higher, and broadband has become a lifeline for access to education & economic activity.

Most Innovative Product or Service Award

This Award recognises a game-changing product or service that has provided it's target market with significant new opportunities for revenue growth or customer satisfaction.

CXO of the Year Award

'The CXO of the Year Award' recognises the outstanding achievements of CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and others in driving development within the African tech space.

Changing Lives Award

This award recognises organisations and initiatives that have made a significant contribution to helping us build a more accessible and inclusive digital world.

Female Innovator of the Year Award

It's time to celebrate female achievement and contribution to technology, media & telecoms this year. This award will recognise the outstanding achievements of women who are playing a crucial role in African technology and telecommunications.

Africa’s Rising Star Award

Africa's Rising Star Awards has been launched to celebrate the emerging talent in African tech - recognising and identifying future leaders and disruptors.

Green ICT Champion

The Green ICT Champion of the Year Award celebrates the individual or organisation leading on the development and integration of sustainable energy solutions.

Fintech Innovation of the Year Award

The Fintech Innovation of the Year Award recognises the organisation, project or individual who has disrupted the African Fintech space.

Start-Up of the Year Award

New for 2022, the Start-up of the Year Award recognises the most innovative start-up, that has showcased potential over the last year for high growth and purpose-driven impact.

VC / Investor of the Year Award

This Award recognises the most impactful fund in Africa, which provides investment to support, build and scale their investee businesses.

HealthTech Innovation of the Year Award

New for 2022, this award recognises emerging technologies for healthcare across Africa that are changing lives, advancing healthcare, and impacting individuals and communities for the better.


Watch our highlights video to see what happened at the last in-person awards ceremony in 2019.