Top startup web events in SA this week [12/07/2021]

The African events landscape is varied this week with topics ranging from democracy to African digital development and even government intelligence.

Ventureburn has updated its existing weekly series that highlights all the top startup events in Africa, by shifting to focus only on web events broadcast from Africa.

If you have any event recommendations for us to add to the list, or next week’s, please let us know in the comments below or send us an email

Please notify us by Friday of the week before the event.

Not all the events are free and some will require booking in advance. 

Please click on the event names to find out more information.

All times below are set in South African time unless indicated. These events are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.

The Future of Media webinar series

Siya Sangweni will be moderating this discussion on how influential the media in Africa is when reporting on our continent and how African journalists have the responsibility to give an accurate representation when reporting.

Guests include Moky Makura Executive Director for Africa No Filter and Simon Allison, Africa Editor for the Mail & Guardian.

Date: 13 July 2021, 4 pm

Location: Online

North Africa Com

North Africa Com gives telecom, tech startups and related businesses from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan and Tunisia the opportunity to network with like-minded developers, founders and tech investors.

Please note that there is a cost involved but there are free visitor tickets available.

Date: 13 and 14 July 2021

Location: Online

Reflecting on 20 Years of Democratic Local Governance in SA

Daily Dispatch will be holding a public discussion in partnership with Afesis-Corplan on SA’s current status as a democratic country, how far we have come and what still needs to be done to create an inclusive SA for all.

The talk will be moderated by Nontando Ngamlana, Executive Director of Afesis-Corplan.

Date: 14 July 2021, 3pm-4pm

Location: Online

The TimesLive Dialogues: Challenges Facing SA’s Intelligence Services

Makhudu Sefara, Editor at TimesLIVE, will be moderating a panel discussion on the challenges facing our government’s intelligence services and the corruption and secrecy our nation must overcome to create a true democracy.

Date:15 July 2021, 1pm-2pm

Location: Online

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