about hackathon Unleashing the power of innovation

The hackathon event at Digitizing Africa 2023 is an opportunity for developers, designers, and tech enthusiasts to showcase their skills and build innovative solutions to real-world problems. Participants will work collaboratively for hours, leveraging emerging technologies such as AI, blockchain, and IoT. They will have access to mentors, industry experts, and sponsors to support them throughout the event. The top projects will be recognized and rewarded at the end of the event. Join us for this exciting opportunity to be a part of the next generation of tech innovators in Africa.



09:00 AM | 30 August, 2023


Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

innovation & incubation partner

Mahikeng innovation hub (MIHub) is an innovative co-working techno hub in the heart of Mahikeng, capital city of the North West Province, with it’s focus being unearthing and cultivating innovative 4IR solutions that will ultimately assist communities to acclimatize in this vast changing technological world, while improving efficiency.

MDIHub has created an innovative platform to support entrepreneurs to drive their business with the latest technology, ignite innovative excellence, build products and solutions that will ultimately bear social, technological and economic benefits to the North West Province while competing on a global stage. “innovate for tomorrow’s world today”

why join hackathon Join the race to innovate: Hack your way to the future!

Collaborate, ideate, and innovate with like-minded individuals in our hackathon at Digitizing Africa 2023 - where the possibilities are endless!

Networking Opportunities

The hackathon is a great place to meet and network with like-minded individuals from across the tech industry. You'll have the opportunity to work alongside other talented developers and designers, as well as industry experts and mentors who can offer valuable insights and advice.


Skill Development

Participating in the hackathon will give you the chance to put your skills to the test and work on real-world projects. You'll have access to cutting-edge technologies and tools, and the chance to learn from experts in your field. Whether you're an experienced developer or just starting out, this is a great opportunity to build your skills and gain hands-on experience.


Recognition & Rewards

The top projects from the hackathon will be recognized and rewarded at the end of the event. This is a great chance to showcase your skills and creativity, and potentially win prizes or recognition for your work. Whether you're looking to jumpstart your career in tech, or just want to have fun and challenge yourself, this hackathon is the perfect opportunity.


Solving Real-World Problems

The hackathon will focus on real-world challenges and issues facing the tech industry and beyond. By participating, you'll have the opportunity to work on projects that have a real impact and can make a difference in people's lives. You'll be able to use your skills and creativity to solve complex problems and come up with innovative solutions that can help shape the future of technology.


our mentors/judges

Guiding force and the backbone of innovation ecosystem in Sub Saharan Africa.

Joseph Ndaba, Digitizing Africa 2023

Joseph Ndaba

4IR Commissioner & CEO, Mafikeng Digital Innovation Hub

Koketso Rakhudu Digitizing Africa 2023

Dr. Koketso Rakhudu

Leader of the Royal Bafokeng Nation & Founder, Koketso Rakhudu Foundation

Sibongile Mongani

Advisory Committee Member, Founder, Uku'hamba Prosthetics and Orthotics

for DAHack'23 Hackathon


Mark your calendars for the upcoming Digitizing Africa 2023 Hackathon, the premier event for tech enthusiasts to showcase their skills and compete with the best.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need to pay any money to register for the Hackathon?

No. You do not have to pay anything to anyone to register yourself for DAHack'23 Hackathon.

How do I submit what I have made for the Hackathon?

You have to develop the application on your local system and submit it online in tar/zip file format along with instructions to run the application and source code.

Do we need to have the entire idea fully working?

The entire idea need not be fully implemented however, the submission should be functional so that it can be reviewed by the judges.

Do I need to have any specific qualifications to be a participant for the Hackathon?

If you love to code, you are more than welcome to participate in the Hackathon.

How is the environment? Will your environment support any language? Will you provide any IDE and DB for us to work on ideas?

The entire idea need not be fully implemented however, the submission should be functional so that it can be reviewed by the judges.

Since there is no specific technology mentioned, are there any restrictions on using number of pre-built libraries?

There is no restriction to use any language, technology stack, or libraries. You can use any of them to create the web/mobile application.

A fully developed application need to have a solid backend for data storage like SQL, SharePoint etc. since its online, is it accepted to show only the proto type of it?

Yes it's absolutely fine to submit just the prototype. If you use any database like MySQL or PostgresSQL you can also submit a database dump along with your submission. However you are allowed to submit just the prototype.

Who will own the IP(Intellectual Property) Rights to the prototype that will be built after incubation?

The developer/developers of the web/mobile prototype will share the rights and ownership of the IP of prototype (post incubation) with the Incubator. However, all code needs to be in public domain (open source) so that it can be evaluated by the judges.

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