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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Positive Psychology

Zara Vorwerk shares a look at practical scientifically proven exercises that can increase happiness in the various fields of Positive Psychology. Particular focus on short, easy to do practical steps with the largest gains in happiness as reported in studies. Many are common sense, but…more

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Sail Training for Leadership

Kris Steyn explains to the audience some of the benefits of sailing on a tallship, showing different aspects of what can be achieved and allowing for thought beyond perceived horizons. Outlining what sailing is like as a career, the travel to far distant lands without…more

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Repurposing an Architectural Dinosaur

The 1920s docklands Grain Silo, one of the City’s most significant surviving Heritage Resources, is undergoing a dramatic re-purposing – designed by Thomas Heatherwick and implemented by local Architects – to become the most unique art destination in Africa set in Cape Town’s newest mixed…more

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Antarctic Athlete

In 2011 Pete Van Kets and Braam Malherbe, both proven endurance adventurers, were asked to represent South Africa in a once-in-a-lifetime event; an unassisted race to the South Pole at approximately 83 degrees south, a distance of 768kms. They would be man-hauling sleds weighing around…more

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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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An Enviro-Pilgrim

Ayala connected with her inner-self, her life’s purpose & raised awareness on environmental issues while walking great distances. With her vision of planting a million trees, creating safe, bio-diverse, indigenous walk-ways for flora & fauna to thrive, she wants to make every step count, inspiring…more

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Growing Young Again

This is Delroy Guzha’s journey of moving away from weight training and fitness towards movement and health, of making lifestyle choices and habits that apply throughout the day instead of taking an hour to work on his health and then doing damage for the other…more

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The Wonders of Bicycle Adventuring

What happens when a young cartoon-blogger plus her family decide to pack up for a year and embark on an 11,000km unsupported bicycle trip through Africa? A serious, permanent addiction to seeing the world by bicycle – that’s what. A short cartoon presentation about the…more

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Find Out What You’re Made Of

Dr. Sahal Yacoob will introduce some ideas from quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of special relativity, to describe our deepest understanding of the ingredients needed to form the universe. He may also mention why CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is important. The theory built based on…more

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The Driver of Change

Lance shares his personal journey growing up on the Cape Flats where he was exposed to gangsterism, drugs and violence. Once a delivery driver, he’s now a tax consultant for one of the world’s leading financial services firms. His key learning – create and seize…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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Humans of South Africa

Humans of South Africa is a space created to share South African stories. Opening windows into worlds we might know nothing about, it is a platform to showcase and grow South African creative talent. Over two years, the website has featured over 600 stories.

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Natural Eyesight Improvement

Are you tired of wearing glasses? Your eyesight can return to normal in the same way that your body naturally heals cuts, broken bones and illnesses! Lawrence Batchelor explains the exercises involved, sharing that we just need to return to the simple, relaxed, vision habits…more

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Falling in Love with Tequila

Sarah Kennan shares a journey of one girl’s passion for Tequila that has led her on adventures through Mexico to learn from the Tequila masters, inspiring her to start her own Tequila company in South Africa.

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Biomimicry & Life’s Principles

While doing her Masters of Science in Biomimicry, through Arizona State University Sarita Van der Walt recently learnt about an awesome tool called Life’s Principles. She will briefly introduce people to this tool, as well as the field of Biomimicry.

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Body Language

Body language is fascinating because Gaetan Schmid believes our bodies never lie. We might use words to say something nice to someone but simultaneously our body is saying: “What an idiot!” He is passionate about exploring these hidden truths – so revealing about ourselves, and…more

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