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Work hard, play hard at AFest - the official networking party of AfricaCom!

Taking place at Shimmy Beach Club on 12 November, the AFest is your opportunity to network with 1000s of industry leaders and listen to acts including Mafikizolo, Early B and DJ Zinhle.

Powered by UMG Live


We're delighted to announce that for 2019 the AFest will be powered by UMG Live. 

The 2019 Line-Up...

This year, the AFest will feature acts provided by UMG Live - Mafikizolo, Early B and DJ Zinhle.

Mafikizolo


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.

Early B


Port Elizabeth's hottest rap artist who is breaking barriers with dedication, hardwork, passion and prayer. Pump Early B Music tot jou ma skel!
In 2012, Port Elizabeth gave rise to one of its best solo rap artists yet. Early B, the 28 year old Ghoema Award winning rapper 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. Early B became the sort after name at music festivals across the country and a household name to hip-hop fans.

DJ Zinhle


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.

Two ways to book

Upgrade your free visitor ticket for just $40

Get your ticket to attend AfricaCom as a free visitor and in the coming weeks, we'll release tickets to the AFest for you to purchase at just $40!

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Attend AfricaCom as a Delegate

Delegate passes include entry to the AFest, as well as access to 15 premium conference tracks, 450 world-class speakers and various networking events.

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Sponsorship & Hospitality Opportunities


The AFest is more than just a party, it's a ready made, hassle-free opportunity for you to wine and dine 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!

Branding & Hospitality Opportunities include

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.

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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.

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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.

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AFest 2018 Highlights


Work hard. Play hard. This was the AfricaCom AFest