April 22, 2024

Following their ongoing initiative #EveryGamerCounts, the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg, South Africa, has revealed its panel of speakers, with names like Alice Seremane, Neo Sibeko, Aluta Nuli, and Ben Myers taking centre stage.

The German institute kick-started its gaming project earlier last month, seeking to increase visibility and promote diversity in esports and gaming in the subregion of southern Africa.

The Goethe-Institut event hosts a list of names involved in the industry to be the panel of speakers for the duration of the program. These include the likes of Alice Seremane, Aluta Null, Lompho Moeti, QueenArrow, Bethlehem Anteneh, Wendi Ndaki, Sithe Ncube, Rohun Ranjit, Nkateko Kubayi, Neo Sibeko, Ben Myers, Eduardo Cachucho. The impressive lineup of speakers is expected to address a variety of esports issues as well as challenge gaming stereotypes. 

The online discussion is set to kick off on the 7th of September, which means registration is still ongoing for individuals, groups or teams interested in participating in the event.

The Goethe-Institut’s #EveryGamerCounts project was recently revealed to be shortlisted for a 2022 Women in Games (WIG) award in the diversity initiative category. The Women in Games Awards celebrates the achievements of women and organisations working in games and esports, from all over the world.

This year’s event is set to kick off on September 17 as part of the Women in Games Festival which is set to run from September 6-17.

by Bertram Jude Buckman