Tokyo…Pow…Wow!

Andrew recently attended the 3rd annual gathering of PechaKucha city organisers in Tokyo. He shares some of his observations and experiences based on a very short visit to the city, the world’s largest.

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Part time work full time passion

It is the act of prioritising our passions that will truly shape our country and the World. Where the majority of our time is spent does not determine the level of impact we have on humanity and our environment. It is what we prioritise in…more

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Couchsurfing: How to become a tourist in your own city

Lee Dzbenski found herself alone and with friends who had different priorities.So she signed up for everything and found Couchsurfing which changed her life. She found dinner companions, party buddies, learning about new cultures, making friends, discovering your city. Ultimately falling in love with her…more

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Living with Bushmen

Tsamkwa/tge? Are your eyes nicely open? Paul will be sharing his knowledge of this ancient race and their story-pictures left as a record for humanity, their place in world evolution, and our place in the world as modern humans.

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South American Food

Juan Andres is an Argentinian who has lived in South Africa for 13 years. With a passion for food and cooking Argentinian ASADO style, his business is a direct expression of himself – and he wants to tell the world about it.

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The Future of Emotional Intelligence

Greg Bakker beleives that it’s imperative we develop ways to explore the universality of thoughts and feelings unmentioned in our everyday lives. By connecting people in a socially innovative, secular space, where culture replaces scripture, we can build powerful communities that transcend the external environment…more

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The grey areas of conscious consumerism

Most people are unaware of the consequences of their daily choices. Drawing the link between daily products and the environmental and social impacts is necessary for people to question and take responsibility for their choices. In the globalized world we live in, learning the effects…more

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Urban Development in sub-Saharan Africa

Waste Ventures in Africa is a critical examination of the business models and innovative technologies being employed by urban planners to manage waste, water, hygiene and sanitation across sub-Saharan Africa and more specifically how South Africa can act as an incubation hub and provide solutions…more

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Dine with Khayelitsha

Dine with Khayelitsha, a conversational dinner for all over African cuisine. Discussion topics topics include social issues, innovation, entrepreneurship & much else. Since starting, 12 conversational dinners have happened in Khayelitsha, bringing together 382 guests internationals and local.

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Hiking is my life

Hiking is more than about experiencing the outdoors. It provides a connection with nature and a form of emancipation, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. There is something uniquely beautiful about standing on top of the world and admiring the landscape below,…more

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DNA of Innovative Leadership

On its own Positive thinking never works! For true change, we need to un-memorize old emotions and recondition the body to a new mind, and attitude. The journey of how to change and lead your life through understanding that every-day thoughts are reflected in the…more

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Why the F*** not?

NNuma Numic, from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a war child refugee with a positive attitude about life. Sharing where his life has taken him, making dreams come and embracing chances life offers. Why the f*** not! His decisions took him from a war country…more

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Seva: The Art of Giving

Seva is the art of selfless service – giving without any thought of reward or payment. This concept inspired Danny Diliberto to hand out food to the homeless and from this simple gesture his soup kitchen was born, serving over 40,000 meals to disadvantaged school…more

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Mapping Cape Town’s Minibus Taxi Network

In collaboration with WhereIsMyTransport, Jo created a schematic map of Cape Town’s informal transport network. The result is a cross between a first-world underground map and something more chaotic. Jo will talk about the process followed in arriving at unique transport network

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Fat Kid on a Bike

For most the view of the world is derived from what we see in media. This sadly paints the world & Africa in particular, in a pretty bad light. Ron had the privilege of spending 27 months cycling 30,000km through every country in Africa. This…more

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Why trails matter

Galeo Saintz is an international trails ambassador and chairs the World Trails Network, a network that includes some of the world’s leading trails and trail destinations from over 27 different countries. He is the co-founder of two of South Africa’s mega-distance hiking routes, the Rim…more

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The reality of Virtual Reality

The reality of virtual reality”. What is virtual reality exactly? Where is the technology right now? What is involved in creating meaningful virtual reality experiences? What are the dangers and pitfalls of VR? Why is there so much hype around VR? What the future holds…more

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Smoke and Mirrors

‘Smoke and Mirrors’ is about Chris Adlam’s journey to becoming smoke free and the discoveries made along the way. Smoking is the number one preventable killer yet the tobacco companies have been the most profitable businesses over the last 100 years. Smoking is a social…more

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Growing leaders through grassroots basketball

African Grassroot Hoops was established in November 2014, and registered as a non-profit company (NPC). The aim was to bring basketball to underprivileged areas in Cape Town, and surrounding areas, by building and/or revamping public basketball courts. By building and rebuilding basketball throughout South Africa…more

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The Mind, Behavior and Plant Based Eating

Noeleen Bridle believes plant based eating is the key to improving our health, happiness and overall appearance. Most importantly it is the link between food and behaviour that she would like to share with you. How can working with your thoughts and mind be the…more

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Life as a ‘digital nomad’

Imagine life without the daily grind and without everyday social pressures. Imagine the ability to choose where in the world you live and how you spend your time. Maybe boundaries only exist in your head: anything is possible. Caroline Morris takes a look at the…more

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Inventions and Sustainability

A tale about a cup of coffee that sparked a business idea to save the world. Richard Hardiman will share his story about the invention of WasteShark, an autonomous drone that ‘eats’ the plastic choking our harbours and then ‘regurgitates’ it for recycling.

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How to Youtube

Hugo’s talk is a brief explanation on how he started making YouTube videos, encouraging others to start making YouTube videos as well. The main points are, it’s not difficult, you have the tools and you can make money from it. The talk ends with playing…more

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The self-demise of white privilege

“The self-demise of white privilege” questions the acknowledgement of privilege, it’s definition & source & the future of white privilege in our society if inequality is left unchecked. Leanne Reid explores the importance of education & empowerment in developing an inclusive society to ensure the…more

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Play Handball

What motivated Nicola Scholl to establish the 1st sports & development organisation focused on handball in Africa & worldwide? What kept her moving-forward without any financial support? What is Handball & why is this sport good for South Africa? Nicola answers there questions & more.

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Activism

Nikki Botha, banned in 3 countries, classified as a terrorist, fled for her life, been arrested & jailed, simply for taking photos. She has been in People Magazine 99% more than local celebrities. Not extraordinary, not average but Nikki strongly believes in standing up for…more

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Grey is the New Black

Many older adults are living longer & healthier lives. This shift impacts how society views elders & how elders view themselves. Ageing should be seen as a continual stage of development & growth rather than a period of decline. It’s time we begin to redefine…more

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