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E-kasi Tech Fest & Gaming Expo
What you will learn

Over the three days, the festival will host a number of relevant platforms including the Gauteng Gaming Community Cup, interactive Panel Discussions and Exhibitions.

The eKasi Tech Fest has the key objective of bridging the digital divide and enable township communities to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution to ensure sustainable development

  • share knowledge with key industry players
  • Gauteng Gaming Community Cup Tournament
  • Exposure to the latest tech developments
What we will do

Building up to the event will be a series of talks hosted in partnership with Maxum Digital every last Thursday of the month.

The Maxum eKasi Gaming Talks will be a platform to share knowledge with key industry players on issues related to the township tech and gaming eco-system.

About e-Kasi Techfest

The e-Kasi Tech Fest is an initiative by the Innovation Village Foundation NPC, based in Soweto. Developed in response to the need for the establishment of a platform that will serve to harness the power of diverse thinking, talent and skills and to identify, develop and connect those inventors doing that of which no other has thought of.

e-Kasi Tech Fest hosted at Dlamini Multi-Purpose Centre, will feature esteemed industry leaders, policy makers, innovators from underrepresented communities and a diverse yet influential audience.





Keynote speakers

Meet our most valued speakes

Martin Fritzen

esport Project Manager, DGI

Martin has given more than 1,000 talks about grassroots esports and worked with more than 100 international sports clubs and


Co-founder, Nyamakop

Cukia “Sugar” Kimani is a co-founder of Nyamakop, a game development studio based in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Head of Sourcing & Marketing, WeThinkCode_

Katie believes that digital is the future and education is key in creating opportunities for Africa’s youth.


Founding Partner, FanBase Analytics and GAMES

Mlondi Mashinini operates at the confluence of technology, business and sports. He is a founding partner of two businesses, F


HOD, Digital Arts

Hanli Geyser is Head of Division of Digital Arts.


Come and be exposed to the latest technology development

08:00 AM

E-kasi Tech Festival & Gaming Expo Event registration

E-kasi Tech Festival & Gaming Expo Opening Remarks

Transforming and revitalising the township economy through technology

The Session will look at policies and strategies that government needs to implement in order to develop a competitive township economy through technology

Tea Break 1

Shaping the Future of Education – Preparing the next generation with skills for future work

Understanding The fourth industrial revolution in the context of the township economy.

Day One Lunch

eKasi Women In Tech: Addressing the gender gap in the Tech Industry and inspiring the next generation of Women in Tech.

Developing a Vibrant Township Digital Economy

01:45 PM

Fire Side Chat: Celebrating Successful Townships Start-up

Closing Remarks & Day 1 wrap up

08:00 AM

Welcome to Day 2 of E-kasi Tech Festival & Gaming Expo

09:00 AM
Opening Remarks

Game Design & Development: Market strategies and mechanism to grow the adoption and uptake of  locally developed games.

Tea Break

Game Based Learning (GBL): The role of education based games in unlocking students creativity.

Showcase: Pitch Your Game Session –   5 Indie Game Developers presenting their games.

12:15 PM

Understanding Esports and Marketing : The economic opportunities

Developing Esports culture through grassroots programmes.

Esports – Turning your passion

Feed back on the Pitch the Game Session

Closing Remarks & Day 2 wrap up

08:00 AM

Welcome to day 3 of E-kasi Tech Festival & Gaming Expo

Gauteng Community Cup Finals:

  • Tekken 7
  • FIFA 2018


Girls in Gaming Exhibition Match


Counter-Strike Competitive Match

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Event tickets

Ekasi Tech Fest is a Free to Attend event that requires registration.

Day 1
  • Free to attend
  • Mandatory registration
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Day 2
  • Free to attend
  • mandatory registration
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Day 3
  • Free to attend
  • mandatory registration
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what people say

We must take into account the players that have been left behind, the smaller players, we must not only work with the big companies and the monopolies. We are taking this Tech Fest to all other areas, and it is going to be an annual event, it will be moved to other provinces and we seek to contact everyone in South Africa.
Stella Ndabeni AbrahamsDeputy Minister in the DTPS
One of the biggest draw cards at the event was the focus on the development of women in gaming
Charmaine Van NiekerkHead of Gaming, Acer Africa
Three years ago the gaming industry has been perceived to be R2.6 billion and i believe this figure will increase to R3.6 billion by the end of 2018, initiatives like Ekasi Tech Fest and Gaming Expo focusing on the developement of the esports ecosystem in the grass roots level for townships and rural areas to access gaming opportunities are at the forefront to making the realisation of the 2018 goal achieveable
Cambridge MokanyaneCEO, VS Gaming

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identify, develop and connect those inventors doing that of which no other has thought of

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