KATO works tirelessly to push tech growth on the African continent. Based in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Hong Kong, we manage several of South Africa’s most active and influential tech communities and host events (all of which have been sold out for the last year). Get in touch if you want us to run a tech event for you, your company or brand.

KATO loves connecting people to tech.


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KATO thrives on bringing people together to share ideas, inventions and talk about tech. We are about and for the public, so staying connected is at the very core of who we are. We work hard to bridge the gaps between people, tech and tech information, helping to break down the facade of intimidation around innovation, while staying connected to numerous, and ever-growing, tech industries.  Whether you are an expert in your field, or just curious about what’s happening, here are a few ways to get involved.



If you are keen to learn more about the cutting edge of technology and innovation, around the world and here in Africa, attend one of our events.

The KATO Tech Talks are formal speaker events, while the maker meetups and hackathons are more casual and fun. Our events will give you the chance to have a one-on-one experience with a specialist in order to find out more about intense, interesting and complicated topic that you may not otherwise have access to.


Our tech communities are inclusive spaces that bring people and technology together, bridging class, education, race and gender gaps to help eliminate those gaps forever.

We talk tech, build, design and teach tech, with the overall effect and aim of empowering one another through tech. We aim to help people to design and build a better future by giving them the skills they need to create in the real world the solutions inside their heads.



In order to keep bringing our communities together and hosting our events, we work with sponsors who share our goals and values: bringing tech and innovation to as many people as possible, and providing information about tech. Why sponsor events? For access to the cutting edge of tech and innovation, and a committed community of influential makers. View galleries from our past events to see our how sponsors have worked to align their brand and engage with the KATO community.


Have you always wanted to run a tech event? Get in touch and we will help you.

Whether you want to run a series of events, a once off function to promote your brand/product or a hackathon that gets people together to develop multiple solutions for an issue your community or company is facing. KATO is the best company to partner with. 

With over 6 years experience of running the most active and influential tech events and communities in South Africa, you will not be disappointed to work with us. 

Contact us

+27 (0)71 3328121


27 Caledon Street, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001



Unit 4, Courtyards on Oxford, 25 Oxford Road,
Forest Town, Johannesburg, 2193



Unit C, 47 Floor, Block 5, Seaview Crescent, 8 Waterfront Road,
Tung Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong