[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Fak’ugesi Talks Series includes:

24 Aug 18:00 – Reverse Digital Hustle
26 Aug 18:00 – Fak’ugesi Guests Talks
29 Aug 16:00 – Women in Tech @ Fak’ugesi
30 Aug 18:00 – Creative Hustle

Reverse Digital Hustle, 24 Aug & Creative Hustle, 30 Aug

In collaboration with Livity Africa in extension of British Council Connect ZA @ Fak’ugesi we present two interactive sessions led by industry professionals will form part of the Festival Talks. See speaker list below.  After the success of last year’s Reverse Hustle, the first session will feature the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residents who will work with participants to explore the continents digital and tech landscape. The Creative Hustle will be an all-female powerhouse featuring multi-disciplinary immersive filmmaker Karen Palmer and Valentina Floris from SDNA, who will not only share how they are breaking boundaries in their mediums but explore the intersections between technology, creativity and innovation.

Livity Africa is a youth agency that develops platforms, campaigns, ideas and social change. All of this is created for young people, driven by young people.

Twitter: @LiveMagSA, @Connect_ZA  Facebook: LiveMagSA   #creativehustles

Fak’ugesi Guests Talks, 26th Aug

A special talks session that features key guests and visitors of the 2016 Fak’ugesi Festival. The festival is delighted to have Joshua Noble as a visitor to the festival this year. Noble is a designer, programmer and author of six books on programming and interactive media development including Programming Interactivity (O’Reily) and Arduino in Action (Manning).   We also have Director of our sister festival CairoTronica , Haytham Nawar visiting from Cairo to explore further collaborations. Haythem will present on what happens at CairoTronica. Additionally German interactive media group The Constitute (in partnership with  Goethe Institut) will present along with Cape Town based the Original Swimming Party on their FUTURE SOUNDS collaboration.

Women in Tech @ Fak’ugesi, 29th Aug

A special Fak’ugesi Festival Women in Tech ZA networking event that aims to feature key women in the technology industry and provide a networking platform, speaking to both men and women about supporting and featuring women in the industry.

Guest speaker is Debbie Rogers of the Praekelt Foundation.

https://www.facebook.com/womenintechZA  Twitter @WomeninTechZA  & @samanthaperry

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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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