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The AFEST | AfricaCom News - Episode 3

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In this latest episode of AfricaCom TV, we take a look at the AfricaCom's newest feature - The AFEST.

The AFEST is a night celebrating African tech and innovation, an unmissable live music event at one of South Africa's most spectacular beach-side venues.

On the bill is a selection of world-renowned, chart topping musicians - all hailing from the African continent.

Find out more about the AFEST here.

The all-African line-up includes:
Mi Casa
Black Coffee

Date: 15 November 2016
Time: 7:30pm - Midnight
Place: Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Free entrance:
If you are one of the lucky people below, you gain automatic access to the AFEST: 

  • Silver, gold or platinum delegates to AfricaCom
  • AfricaCom VIPs
  • AfricaCom Speakers
  • AfricaCom sponsors and exhibitors with delegate passes

Special offer for delegates and exhibition staff:
Tickets are also available for purchase by visitors with a free pass, as well as all exhibition stand staff - the first 100 people to grab tickets to the AFEST get theirs for £30.

To register for your pass, click here.
You can purchase your AFEST tickets here.

The AFEST is part of this year's AfricaCom, the biggest tech and telco event on the continent. AfricaCom is taking place between the 14-18 November at the Cape Town ICC. Find out more about the event here.

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