DYF Africa


About the Digital Youth Festival (DYF)

Digital Youth Festival (DYF) is an Africa Beyond 4IR (AB4IR) initiative. It was conceptualized with the intention to create a platform to expose the youth of South Africa (particularly those based in under-resourced communities) to the opportunities available in the digital creative industries world. The inaugural festival will be hosted in all nine provinces (Gauteng, Limpopo, North West, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape Free State, Mpumalanga, and Eastern Cape) as a hybrid (physical and virtual) event to accommodate more participants than the venues permit and to adhere to COVID-19 regulations observing. The festival will take place for 3 days in Gauteng and 1 day in the other eight identified provinces (Tuesday and Thursday).

The plan beyond is to roll out the festival nationally as a roadshow during the month of June in line with a commemoration for Youth Month in South Africa.

Elements of the Digital Youth Festival

o Exhibitions.
o Speakers representing various technical fields in the digital creative space.
o  Pitching of business ideas for a prize.
o Showcasing of different technologies.
o Entertainment.
o Indigenous games.
o Esports tournament.

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