ALIGHT is a block party, a beautiful light orientated technology party for the launch of the Tshimologong Precinct in collaboration with Tshimologong (WITS), Between10and5 and the Create Africa’s FUTURE SOUNDS project with Goethe Institut Johannesburg.

After formal opening events with the founders of the Tshimologong Precinct, the streets surrounding the corner of Juta and Henri Street in Braamfontein will be ignited with projection mapping, light sculpture, light based games, music and more.  Come play and have fun.



The final FUTURE SOUNDS musical projects will then be performed by the artists along with The Constitute at ALIGHT.

SDNA Installation with British Council Connect ZA @Fak’ugesi

A digital installation by UK based SDNA invites you to explore and discover the newly pedestrianized precinct through a different lens, stunning projections and intimate digital imagery have been created with support from a cohort of local participants.

SDNA is a creative studio based in London producing distinctive digital artwork. Their objective is to explore techniques of interaction within public spaces, using emerging technologies and unusual presentation media. In the past eight years they have collaborated with a range of artists and received many commissions for video design and multiple projection installations. Their projects have featured internationally from Russia to Polynesia; London venues include the V & A Museum, the Roundhouse, the ICA, and the Whitechapel Gallery.


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About Fak'ugesi Festival

Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is at the forefront of Africa’s culture and technology scene. Explore what we stand for and how our journey evolves.



Fak’ugesi Festival takes place annually in Johannesburg, South Africa. Plus year long pop up programming at regional & international Festivals, and the Tshimologong Innovation Precinct. Digital Cultural Economies, Digital Art, Critical Engagement, VR / AR, Gaming, Animation and Sound.



Workshops, Hackathons, Game Jams



Conference, Talks, Events



Research, Residencies, Community



AR/VR Exhibitions, Games Arcade, Animation Screenings, Digital Art Exhibitions


Festival Residencies & Partner Linked Creative Programs.

Fak'ugesi Festival 2020

ONLINE: 20 Oct—20 Nov

FREE (except selected events)

A month long virtual celebration of African Digital Creativity. Join us as we power up Africa's resolution #POWERTOTHEPIXEL 2020 !

3 focus areas, 11 free online African digital art exhibitions, over 30 workshops, panels, skills exchanges and networking events covering African Digital Art, Heritage & Technology and Fak'ugesi Arcade Gaming.

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