PechaKucha Night 45

Andrew Dellis
Life Design: Mentoring to end social poverty

Andrew thinks of social change as something people want to do with their time, like getting fit, or having a great holiday. He left academia and found in mentoring a way to massively disrupt how we do social change. Would you donate an hour a week to end social poverty?



Connie Abrahams
Restoring calm through Knitting

Connie Abrahams is uniting young & old, bringing peace & knitting skills to the children of her community. Aunty Connie, together with other pensioner-volunteers are breaking the stereotypes of the Cape Flats and bringing a sense of purpose and pride to the next generation with the Young Knitters Club.



Torsten Koehler
Testicular Cancer Education in a Nutshell

Torsten is a testicular cancer survivor, author of a book on the subject and founder of the awareness campaign “Love your Nuts". A student said to him once: ‘Thanks to you, I went to the doctor in time. You saved my life!’ Just by talking balls he is saving lives.



Cobus Joubert
Sustainable Surfboards

From plastic bags to pesticides - most of the waste we produce on land eventually reaches the oceans, either through deliberate dumping or from run-off through drains and rivers. Surfboards are 100% toxic, but there are sustainable surf craft options that can replace these toxic products.




Dean Allen
The Magic of Matjiesfontein

Dean first fell in love with Matjiesfontein in the late 1990s. Since then he has got to know the special people of this small Karoo town and has written a PhD and a book about its incredible history. His talk will explore this unique place and his relationship with it.



Ross Metcalfe
Tell your children stories

"Ross loves telling stories to children. The act of storytelling is a gift from one generation to another. It only requires a willing adult and a willing child. He wants to awaken the storyteller in everyone by telling the story of Lilly and her Blue Kangaroo. "



Ian Dommisse
The fun side of waste management

Why is waste management only ever seen as a chore/headache/mission? What if it was rather about fun and games, creativity and curiosity? Over the last 3 years the EcoBrick Exchange has tested out various approaches of implementing self-sustaining waste economies, and the journey has been colorful, bright and worth sharing.



Zoë Palmer
Rethinking Public Transport Design

Yasser Booley, a photographer from Cape Town, recently embarked on a journey from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam using only public transport. Aurecon is using Yasser’s story as a design thinking tool to understand the needs of public transport users.



John Sanei
The gamification of everything

From a young age, we 'gamify' - creating games that make ordinary activities into something fun and rewarding. Gamification can also be applied to enhance routine tasks in the workplace. John shows how to introduce gamification principles into companies and how they can become part of attracting, inspiring and motivating staff.