Music lovers have their gigs, soccer fans have their football pitches, beer lovers have craft pubs and rugby fans have… well, most of the rest of the country actually. What is there left for the humble nerd who doesn’t want to draw attention to themselves by playing Magic: The Gathering in Mug and Bean? Why, Johannesburg’s first dedicated geeking venue, DeeTwenty, of course. The place where geeks go to relax among others of their kind.

We’ve written about DeeTwenty extensively in the past, but the Randburg clubhouse officially opened its doors this weekend. Here’s some piccies of geeks like you having fun in relaxed environs, and a short interview with founder Owen Swart – that’s Commodore Owen Swart of the USS Dauntless – about why and how DeeTwenty got off the ground.



Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar, Wired.co.uk, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.