AN ANNUAL AFFAIR
Africa in the World once a year hosts the world’s thinkers and doers, whose ideas and work have the potential to solve large problems facing Africa and the world, and who help us to see the world afresh and coax us away from old dogmas and prejudices. AIW is a festival of human possibilities, and welcomes the world to the African town of Stellenbosch, in the Cape Winelands. The festival showcases ideas hiding in plain sight across all fields of human endeavour, whether cracking the malaria code, redesigning cities, delivering high quality public education at scale to give a fair shake to the child in Shoshanguve as the child in Singapore, or attempting to hack capitalism to lessen its winners-take-all propensities. This inaugural festival explores ‘leapfrog,’ how to go from 0 to 60 in record time, unshackled by legacy.
THE NON BRAND
Africa comes with many preconceptions. The aim of this event is to remove those badges, and wipe all expectations.
This is a place where we break everything down to its building blocks.
Somewhere safe for dreams to take shape.