South Africa will be getting its own set of gaming awards next year in the form of the South Africa Gaming Awards, which will be hosted at Comic Con 2019.

Reed Exhibitions Africa said that The South Africa Gaming Awards has been established to celebrate individuals, teams, developers, streamers, journalists "and the like" in the gaming industry. It also said that the awards are set to become a key feature of Comic Con Africa.

No awards categories have been announced yet. Reed said it will release information on categories and submission guidelines early in 2019.

"On the back of the roaring success of the inaugural Comic Con Africa earlier this year we came to the realisation that there is no platform of this nature on the African continent where those who are excelling in the gaming industry have an opportunity to be acknowledged," said the managing director of Reed Exhibitions in South Africa, Carol Weaving.

"We want to bring peers and like-minded individuals together to celebrate this industry and build this community across the board. To all future entries: Game on!"

Carol Weaving, Reed Exhibitions managing director — South Africa

Comic Con Africa 2019 will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 21 – 24 September 2019. Tickets for the event have already gone on sale at R160 per day for general admission, or R500 for a 4-day pass.