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Welcome to the 2017 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 

In 2017 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festivals stands up to salute those that listened to their hearts and lived their bravest lives. 6th to the 16th of September in Braamfontein is where electronic hearts meet. An electrifying ten day program celebrating the power of innovative collaboration. Stand up with us to claim creative technology as […]

Fak’ugesi Residence Project Presented at Museums and the Web, USA

We are excited to announce that the  2016 Fak’ugesi Digital African Residency #MAMBOKADZI Project, developed on residency with Fak’ugesi Festival last year was presented last week at the 2017 Museum and the Web Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Congratulations to residents Cebo Simphiwe Xulu, Regina Kgatle and Vuyi Chaza on their success. We are really proud […]

Award Winning Performance

Our 2015 Fak’ugesi Festival performance “BodyTech” has won the 2017 National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Best Public Performance! An experimental interactive performance using wifi connected lighting and lighting animations. Performed by Athena Mazarakis and built by Jarryd Bekker & Daniel De Kock of Bushveld Labs with The Ar(t)chive. Photo’s by […]

Read our 2016 Report

In an aim to share what we do and how, both for our partners and for those interested in how Fak’ugesi works, we are sharing our 2016 Report. Please feel free to download and read the full executive report of the 2016 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival: Fakugesi_Report_2016_Digital_Compressed_Sml

Dates Announced for Fak’ugesi 2017

The 2017 Festival planning is looking bigger and better than ever before. In the next few months we will be developing new themes, new partners and new projects. What we can tell you now are our proposed dates for 2017. The main festival will run from the 6th to the 16th of September, but watch […]

Fak’ugesi African Innovation Festival Lights up Johannesburg

With a superb line-up celebrating technology and creativity by Africans for Africa, the 2016 Fak’ugesi African Innovation Festival was once again a resounding success. This year’s festival ran from 19 August to 3 September 2016 and brought together diverse digital and technology sectors to collaborate and share skills in digital media and technology innovation. Fak’ugesi […]

Meet the New Female Voices of Digital Art at Fak’ugesi 2016

The much anticipated Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, taking place from 19 August to 3 September 2016, will not only celebrate digital art and its impact on culture, creativity, arts and technology, but will also shine a light on the role women play in digital arts. With its Afro Tech Riot theme, festival organiser, Tegan […]

What will happen at Fak’ugesi 2016 

Everybody is asking what they can expect from the Fak’ugesi Festival in 2016. And while we don’t have all the details just yet (and we would like to get it to you in good form) we can start giving you little hints of what is coming your way.   It’s the year 2016, the year […]

Poem Call To Action

Theme: AFRO TECH RIOT Slogan: BY AFRICANS FOR AFRICA & OWN YOUR INNOVATION Brief: WRITE 1 poem / spoken word piece, 3 stanzas. The poem should be a call to action for people to join the AFRO TECH RIOT. Concept: It’s the year 2016, the year that the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival electrifies the [...]

Festival Residency Call

Call for Artists  Johannesburg Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency in collaboration with Pro Helvetia Johannesburg.  Call for artists addressing technology and/or creative technologists from the Southern African region to participate in the annual Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival’s Residency in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Application & Proposal Deadline: June 28th 2016 Festival Residency Focus: The focus of the Fak’ugesi Festival in [...]

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