2019 Poster Illustration Finalists and Winner – Leigh Le Roux!

We are super delighted to reveal from almost 40 submissions the following runners up and winning work for the 2019 Fak’ugesi Festival Poster Illustration contest – OWN YOUR FORCE  ! It was very very hard to choose and we had so many favourites, we hope to share alot more of the submissions with you at […]


We are super excited to announce two residencies at Fak’ugesi Festival this year.  Apply before 1 July 2019. Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency: Is our annual one month digital arts residency In collaboration with Pro Helvetia Johannesburg & the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Hosted in Johannesburg and leading into the 2019 Festival, Residents will work […]

2019 Call for Illustrators Open!

We are ready for Fak’ugesi Festival 2019, and kicking it off in a search for talent! Are you are illustrator, graphic designer or animator and think you can be the 2019 Official Fak’ugesi Illustrator?   Enter now! DEADLINE 31 May Download brief in PDF.

Source Code Gallery Launching

Source Code Gallery curated by Fak’ugesi Festival and hosted by the Tshimologong Innovation Precinct is a digital arts and creative technology showcase and development gallery. Their temporary location at Tshimologong will launch in March 2019.  The gallery’s tester programme features a monthly programming showcase that delves deeper into invigorating topics relative to creative technology practices […]

We Are Hiring! Business Development Manager / Fundraiser

Position: Business Development Manager and Fundraiser Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in partnership with Tshimologong Innovation Precinct via its Digital Content Hub are looking for a Fundraiser and Business Development Manager for the annual Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, in Johannesburg, South Africa  Job Description: Fix term one year contract position with renewal subject to […]

Fak’ugesi Beats & Fak’ugesi Arcade – Final Week of Fak’ugesi 2018

Fak’ugesi Festival 2018 explores music and gaming in its final week The Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival enters its final and closing week from 24th – 29th September with a special focus on gaming and beats. With the theme of “Tap Your Afro Source Code”, this year celebrates technology, creativity and innovation from across the […]

Tap Your Afro Source Code’ – The Fak’ugesi 2018 Illustration

Published by Bubblegum Club The Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is generated around collaboration, conversation and projects – for Africans by Africans. An “African celebration of digital technology, art and culture”. Taking place in Johannesburg, the festival is gaged towards encouraging not only people in the city but inhabitants of the continent, to embrace their innovative thoughts […]

Unpack the source code of your African Identity at the 2018 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival

The Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, “Tap Your Afro Source Code”, has announced the line-up of its 2018 programme promising to yet again transform Johannesburg into a celebration of technology, creativity and innovation from across the African continent. The full program of activities running from 18 August to 29 September 2018, Fak’ugesi will take place at […]

Call for Participation: “Digital Spirit” AR Workshop

In relation to the Digital Imaginaires: Premonition Exhibition, Fak’ugesi Festival is collaborating with the Wits Art Museum to offer a specialist workshop in Augmented Reality. Young digital artists, designers and makers using UNITY in Johannesburg can expand their AR knowledge with experts in the field through a 10 day workshop and its all mahala! The […]

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