April 25, 2024

Aluta Null, Wendi Ndaki & others to participate in #EveryGamerCounts online panel discussions


#EveryGamerCounts is a South African initiative launched by the Goethe-Institut to promote diversity in gaming and raise awareness of women and minorities in gaming and esports. It’s set to host some big names in the industry, as announced by the Goethe-Institut.

The project by the German Institute is scheduled over two days and will consist of 3 panels, each with a fresh set of 5-panel speakers, to tackle various topics plaguing the gaming and esports scene in the Southern subregion of Africa.

Panel 1 is set to take on the challenges of accessibility and its effects on the gaming ecosystem on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The panel speakers are Ben Myers (South Africa), Limpho Moeti (South Africa), PandaTi Gaming (South Africa), QueenArrow (Kenya) and Neo Sibeko (South Africa). They will be discussing how bridging the gap benefits the ecosystem in the industry.


African women in esports and gaming is the topic Panel 2 tackles on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Panel 2 hosts the likes of Bethlehem Anteneh (Ethiopia), Limpho Moeti (South Africa), Sithe Ncube (Zambia), Nkateko Kubayi (South Africa) and Rohun Ranjit (South Africa). In a post, the German Institute disclosed that “This discussion explores the works of women involved in the esports gaming scene. The panel is made up of women who play different crucial roles in making and playing the games.”

Panel 3 of the #EveryGamerCounts project will be discussing representation in gaming content and content creators. This panel will see to it that we look at the challenges in making diverse content in gaming. The panellists speaking on the topic are Alice Seremane (South Africa), Aluta Null (South Africa), Sithe Ncube (Zambia), Eduardo Cachucho (South Africa) and Wendi Ndaki (Kenya).


by Bertram Jude Buckman