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2017 has challenged the bravest of us; this year Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival salutes Digital Africans that follow their hearts and live bravely.

Join us 6 to the 16 September 2017 in Braamfontein-Johannesburg for a pulsing ten day program celebrating the spirit of INNOVATION, CREATIVITY & TECHNOLOGY.

Immerse yourself in our conference, exhibitions, game arcades, free workshops, performances, brave tech artists, installations, tech demos, pitches, parties and future beats.

Watch out for our FAK’UGESI CONFERENCE – where we engage cutting edge conversations at the intersection of art, technology, music and innovation.

New to 2017 is FAK’UGESI BEATS our music and technology platform curated by We Heart Beat, that will culminate in our festival finale FAK’UGESI Bloc Party.


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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