16 May, 2024 • Cape Town, SA

The annual African Tech conference for business professionals

About Africa Tech Week Awards

Africa Tech Week Awards is the premier technology awards ceremony. The awards focus on educating African countries on the challenges and opportunities to be gained by their drafting appropriate plans and policies to catapult them into the digital and technological revolution. The Africa Tech Week Awards will also recognize and reward companies on the continent that have demonstrated excellence in the area of innovative product development.

 

how to submit a winning entry form

Determine

Carefully determine the category or categories you wish to enter.

Ensure

Ensure that you match the criteria for the selected categories.

Select

Tick the boxes for the categories you wish to enter.

Complete

Complete all fields on the entry form.

Motivation

A separate motivation for each award category entered must be submitted.

Double Check

Double check that all contact details are correct.

Remember

All information provided should be electronic, as the judging process is digital.

2024 individual awards

AFRICA TECH: CEO AWARD

The individual will have a clear passion for the tech industry, be an inspirational role model, determined and motivated with a strong flair for all things tech. Demonstrate your approach as a leader to leadership and how it influences your actions and activities in your organisation/business. Describe how you inspire and motivate people in your workplace. Demonstrate what does success means to you? Highlight your biggest successes and your biggest failures/challenges?

AFRICA TECH: CIO AWARD

The award recognise an exceptional individual who has been using technology to support and grow business. Demonstrate your leadership, strategic focus and IT innovation in your organisation. How does the CIO deploy his team to meet the business requirements and encourage innovation? Demonstrate your overall responsibility for IT strategy and vision in your organisation.

AFRICA TECH: WOMEN IN TECH AWARD

This award goes to a woman who has shown outstanding IT excellence and innovation over the past 18 Months. Demonstrate your overall responsibility for IT strategy and vision in your organisation. Demonstrate your approach as a leader to leadership and how it influences your actions and activities in your organisation/business.

AFRICA TECH: AI LEADER AWARD

This award recognises an individual, a community minded thought leader who demonstrates the drive to improve business engagements. The individual should demonstrate the success he/ she contributed to the strategies transforming parts of a business through AI innovation. Demonstrate what success you have had in your role over the past 18 months.

2024 organisational awards

AFRICA TECH: START–UP AWARD

This award celebrates newly formed tech companies that inspire – companies that have shown success during the first two years and boast a demonstrable business model. But beyond their organisational structure, sales strategy and strength of team, companies in this category should show they have the potential for future growth and a strong scalable, tech vision. These companies must be able to show they have a potential market reach that
exceeds their current achievements, and they have a strategy in place to reach that growth.

Companies awarded start-up funding must be above R1 Million.

AFRICA TECH: FINTECH AWARD

This award is for companies transforming the financial services sector through innovative technology solutions. This category is for companies causing disruption in the sector with a platform of technology solutions, aimed at either consumers or investors. Companies must
be able to detail what customer segments and markets are benefiting from it. This award is not just for innovative technology, it’s for companies that use that technology to transform the financial services landscape.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: AI TECHNOLOGY AWARD

Innovative AI solutions are changing the tech landscape, and this award looks to honour companies that are pioneering this field. Companies entering this award need to have AI at the centre of their organisation, products, and services (machine learning, virtual agents, AI optimised hardware) – and they must be able to demonstrate how they are harnessing the power of AI to solve real-world problems, and demonstrate the impact it has. Those entering this category will be expected to demonstrate how their products or services work, and what market segments are being transformed through their innovative solutions.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AWARD

The emerging technology award goes to companies who have developed practical applications. This means that new technologies that are currently developing or will be developed over the next five to ten years, and which will substantially alter the business and social environment. These include information technology, wireless data communication, man-machine communication, on-demand printing, biotechnologies, and advanced robotics and IoT.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: RETAIL & ECOMMERCE AWARD

This award recognises companies that have developed innovative e-commerce brands and
platforms which have a strong social responsibility component. This category is open to companies that have paired their retail offering with a way to give back – be it through sustainable business practices, showing support for a cause or promoting employee volunteering. If your company has a campaign that promotes social good, this category is for you.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AWARD

This award will go to a company that has disrupted multiple industries, with an innovative digital product or service. In this category, companies not only need to demonstrate innovation within their markets, but they will also need to show how they have implemented transformative practices within the company. This award speaks to companies that have successfully implemented a digital platform that users can rely on for a more profitable and connected business.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: PUBLIC SECTOR DIGITAL INNOVATOR AWARD

This award is for organisations supplying the public sector with effective tech solutions to
improve citizen/customer experience, or government organisations that have formed their own digital policies and programmes which have impacted positively on service delivery. To enter this award, your company/organisation/department must have successfully devised and/or implemented a product or service that has been rolled out in the public sector and has resulted in improvements in service delivery to citizens. You will need to demonstrate how your product or service has improved service provision in the public sector, and how your technology has made public services more accessible. A winning product or service will transform operations at a public body, increasing efficiency or effectiveness.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: TECHNOLOGY COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award celebrates companies that have created and delivered an outstanding,
innovative tech product or service . This product must have resulted in growth in the
company by significantly increasing market share – and had a positive impact on the sector in which they operate. However, the award requires more than just a demonstration of innovative tech products – companies must show a history of building shareholder value, strategic vision and strong leadership through a tech lens.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: SECURITY TECHNOLOGY COMPANY AWARD

Companies developing innovative technology to address cyber threats and security are celebrated in this award. This award covers enterprises developing digital security solutions, but also those promoting security awareness within their companies. The award will also measure innovation in training of staff in using these new products.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: EDTECH AWARD

Edtech is changing the face of legacy education through the optimal use of technology, thereby transforming this sector to benefit learners everywhere. This award will go to an organisation that has developed groundbreaking Edtech programmes and/or implemented them with notable, scalable results. The award winner will have demonstrated game- changing technology in the world of education. Entries, therefore, must provide evidence of how technology has bettered education and skills development through programmes or initiatives – and the role the organisation has played therein.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: SECURITY TECHNOLOGY COMPANY AWARD

Companies developing innovative technology to address cyber threats and security are celebrated in this award. This award covers enterprises developing digital security solutions, but also those promoting security awareness within their companies. The award will also measure innovation in training of staff in using these new products.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: EDTECH AWARD

Edtech is changing the face of legacy education through the optimal use of technology, thereby transforming this sector to benefit learners everywhere. This award will go to an organisation that has developed groundbreaking Edtech programmes and/or implemented them with notable, scalable results. The award winner will have demonstrated game- changing technology in the world of education. Entries, therefore, must provide evidence of how technology has bettered education and skills development through programmes or initiatives – and the role the organisation has played therein.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: SECURITY TECHNOLOGY COMPANY AWARD

Innovation and advancements in technology are crucial for ensuring that new products and services, capable of facilitating the advancement of economies and business, can be developed and utilised. The Technology Innovation of the Year Award will go to those who have proven themselves to be tech pioneers and recognises the companies that have been leading technological change, disrupting the status quo in their sector. The Innovation Award highlights companies who are driving the 4IR – internally and externally, in their use of technology to better run their businesses. This award showcases initiatives and programmes that aim to centre technology at the heart of their organisation and industry.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: HEALTHTECH AWARD

This award aims to highlight innovation in the medical field. From 3D printing organs to virtual consultations, to wearables that monitor chronic conditions, healthcare is a sector ready for disruption and innovation. Judges are looking to celebrate the pioneering companies developing and/or using technology to improve the well-being of patients and revolutionise healthcare.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

benefits of entering

Gain prestige and recognition from peers. Entrench your brand on a leadership platform. Highly valuable PR and media exposure through multi-channel marketing. Celebrate your achievements.

Raise your profile to attract investors and key stakeholders and customers. Attract and retain top talent in Africa. Differentiate your business from your competitors. Measure your performance against Africa’s best. Network with fellow business individuals.
High-volume & impactful press coverage.

AfricaTechWeek 2024 Winners

ECD Connect - Winner

Millennial Mindset Media

TicketKore

Rather.Chat

Afrika Tikkun Bambanani

MySociaLife

Findology

Absa Bank Limited - Winner

Nutun Management Services (Pty) Ltd

Liquid Technologies - Highly Commeneded

Africa Data Centres

Khonology

Bitventure Consulting

Sand Technologies - Winner

Omnia Solutions

HyperionDev

Afrika Tikkun - Highly Commeneded

ALEPH Group

Nutun Management Services (Pty) Ltd - Winner

Clear Access

Rook Digital

Easy Debit

Mint Group - Highly Commended

Liquid Technologies

Lexis Nexis - Highly Commended

Jumo - Winner

Lexis Nexis

Boxfusion

Rook Digital

TransUnion - Highly Commended

Khonology

ALEPH Group

Easy Debit - Winner

EasyEquities - Highly Commended

Isazi Consulting

Mukuru

Loot.co.za - Winner

Takealot Online

Yuppiechef

Swordfish Software - Winner

City of Cape Town

Isazi Consulting - Highly Commended

JUMO

Revenue and Utility Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd t/a RUMAS - Winner

Africa International Advisors

City of Cape Town

Liquid Technologies

NYDA

Absa Bank Limited

Amazon Web Services - Rashika Ramlal - Winner

ECD Connect - Jade Jacobsohn

Mukuru - Sandy Rheeder

Africa Data Centres - Wabo Majavu

JUMO - Jade Potgieter

Coach Matching - Susi Astengo - Highly Commended

Afrika Tikkun Bambanani - Theresa Michael

NYDA - Dimakatso Masiteng

Rather.Chat - Jonathan Elcock - Winner

HyperionDev - Riaz Moola - Highly Commended

ECD Connect - Jade Jacobsohn

Millennial Mindset Media - Marcia Monareng

Omnia Solutions - Fiona Anirudh

Findology - Mushfiqoh Samodien

TicketKore - Khomotjo Lebepe

MySociaLife - Dean McCoubrey

Mint Group - Carel du Toit - Winner

Loot.co.za - Kirk Williams

EasyEquities - Charles Savage

Boxfusion - Julius Segole - Highly Commended

Khonology - Mosa Nyamande

Amazon Web Services - Rashika Ramlal

Clear Access - Jaco Minnaar

Sand Technologies - Fred Swaniker

Nutun Management Services (Pty) Ltd - Hans Zachar

TransUnion - Lee Naik

JUMO - Fábio Matos

AfricaTechWeek 2023 Winners

REAH - WINNER

Growth Tech Development - Runner-up

Adoozy Power

Octiv

TicketKore

COOi Studios [Collaborative Open Innovation Studios]

AB4IR

Khumo Pancy Consulting

Elevate Life

Wamly

SpaceSalad Studios

Khonology - WINNER

Absa

YABX

Swordfish Software (Pty) Ltd - WINNER

Cape Bio - Runner-up

Aerobotics

RAPHTA

Easy Debit Payment Solutions (Pty) Ltd - WINNER

Absa - Runner-up

Clear Access

SovTech

Khonology

Link Africa

Discover Digital - WINNER

Nerdware - Runner-up

Aspire Solutions

MetroWired

Boniswa Corporate Solutions - WINNER

Clear Access - Runner-up

SovTech

Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Takenote IT

Aspire Solutions

Mint Group

Takenote IT - WINNER

Easy Debit Payment Solutions Pty Ltd

KnowBe4

WeThinkCode - WINNER

Jendamark

GRIT Lab Africa

UKS

Omnia Education Solutions

Jendamark - WINNER

Aizatron -Runner-up

SABC

Absa

Khonology

Lexis Nexis

Discover Digital

Atlas Dot

Cape Bio

MetroWired

Lexis Nexis - Videsha Proothveerajh - WINNER

Boniswa Corporate Solutions - Lynette Magasa - Runner-up

Growth Tech Development - Jose Muniz

TicketKore - Khomotjo Lebepe

Link Africa - Imran Abbas

Skynamo - Sam Clarke

Mint Group - Carel Du Toit

AB4IR - Kelebogile Molopyane

Wamly - Francois de Wet

Liquid Intelligent Technologies - Trishen Moodley - WINNER

Nerdware - Ronald Magondo - Runner-up

Aspire Solutions - Mike Steyn - Runner-up

Atlas Dot - Manelisi Mhlongo

Octiv - Mark Fawzy

GRIT Lab Africa - Prof. Abejide Ade-Ibijola

GE HealthCare - WINNER

BIOVAC - Runner-up

CIPLA - Runner-up

HearX

Aspen

Takealot - WINNER

The Foschini Group - Runner-up

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