Technological prowess and innovation were on full display at the Africa Tech Festival Awards 2023, which unfolded in spectacular fashion at the prestigious Bay Hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town. The gala event, honoured companies, individuals and initiatives that have demonstrated excellence, and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible with technology in Africa.

This year, more than ever, the standard of innovation and commitment to improving the lives of Africans and building an inclusive ecosystem for sovereign and cross-continental sustainability, has been impressive.
James Williams, Senior Event Director, Events | Connecting Africa | Informa Tech 

Top honours for 2023 went to:

Connectivity For All Award –  Avanti Communications

Innovation for Impact Award- MTN Uganda

CXO of the Year Award – Ahmed Yusef, CEO, Hormuud Telecom

Changing Lives Award- Vodacom Foundation DRC

Female Innovator of the Year Award – Néné Maïga, CEO, Orange Botswana

Sustainability Champion of the Year Award – South Africa MTN & Huawei

Fintech Innovation of the Year Award – Mukuru

Start-Up of the Year Award – Botlhale AI Solutions

HealthTech Innovation of the Year Award – HealthX Africa

NEW CATEGORY FOR 2023: Creative Visionary Award – Khutso Theledi.

These awards showcase the dynamic and entrepreneurial spirit that defines Africa’s tech ecosystem and the excellence and acumen of the individuals and organisations driving digital disruption.  Congratulations to all our winners, the nominees and to everyone involved.
James Williams, Senior Event Director, Events | Connecting Africa | Informa Tech