Matt Bush Pecha Kucha 48

Hold To Your Dreams

Matt shares how he achieved his dream of free solo rock climbing, including the inner journey and battle to overcome his personal fears. In the process, he has achieved South Africa’s most challenging rock climbs… without ropes and safety gear. Visually stunning (and a bit…more

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Tegan Phillips - Pecha Kucha 48

How to punch fear in the face

Using her own drawings (and photos), Tegan shares her story about a self-designed circumnavigation of New Zealand. In order to conquer the challenge – equivalent to 10 IronMan-distance triathlons – she drew herself a small purple potato to help her handle the scarier parts of…more

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Film & Faith

Film is an expression of our conscious and unconscious worlds. Film depicts our engagement with the spiritual dynamic of this life, painting visions of the battle between good & evil. Andrea Gema questions what this battle is & how we can learn more about it…more

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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…more

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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…more

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FRANK

Tamara Wensing created her life by following her feelings and believing in herself. She wants to create FRANK as a community in Cape Town by broadcasting inspiring movies. People today get ill & depression, Tamara knows this and feels she can change this. We must…more

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Ruben Hazelzet Pecha Kucha 48

The Climate Diet

The Climate Diet is a global sustainable food initiative. They create accessible recipes that battle the effects of climate change. How? By collaborating with Master Chefs around the world that inspire a climate diet.

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What would you tell yourself at 18?

At 18, clueless about how to tackle adulthood, Sophie Joans began to stop people on the street and ask them: If you could tell you at 18 one phrase of life advice, what would you say? After collecting thousands of quotes, from street sweepers to…more

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Psychedelic psychiatry in SA

Magic mushrooms could be the kind of breakthrough for mental health treatment as penicillin. Leonie Joubert investigates the renaissance of psychedelic psychiatry & visits an underground movement of therapeutic & ceremonial ‘journey guides’.

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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…more

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The Magic of Matjiesfontein

Dean Allen 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…more

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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.

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What if I had the recipe for your success

With tongue in cheek & comparisons to Richard Branson & Michael Jordan, Gary Hirson shares “the recipe to success” – what, why & when we want something, writing it down & breaking it down. The three beliefs needed to achieve & choosing how to react…more

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Living on a farm in Washington state

Annika Theron will share the story of how she was living in a tent on a farm for about five months with no water or electricity being faced with solving daily farming-related challenges. Becoming removed from conventional society, allowed her to appreciate time to truly…more

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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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Komal Kumar - Pecha Kucha 48

HIV-to-HIV Kidney Transplants

On a Fulbright Scholarship in South Africa, Komal documents those working on HIV-to-HIV kidney transplants on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as the attitudes, knowledge, and perceptions of the HIV+ population towards HIV-to-HIV transplantation. The talk focuses on Dr. Elmi Muller and her…more

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Reduce food waste

Food waste is a massive global problem. Alexandre Vellieux asks: Can it be addressed with technology? One of the founders of JustNow (a new app) thinks so. This is his story.

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Extreme Performance

The 8,100km row that Braam Malherbe undertook in February 2017 was about purpose beyond ego. Braam has no place in his life for blame and entitlement. When one has purpose, one becomes significant. Braam’s purpose is about DOT, Do One Thing for the planet.

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Death Cafe Mortal Monday

Sean will talk about his experience hosting a non-profit event called Death Cafe. At a Death Cafe, people come together to discuss mortality as a means to making the most of the unknown time they have left, & eat delicious cake. Talking about death, I’ve…more

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Testicular Cancer Education in a Nutshell

Torsten Koehler 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…more

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Tell your children stories

Ross Metcalfe 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…more

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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…more

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Plant biotechnology and the wonders of GMO’s

Tapiwa Guzha a plant bio-technologist making & studying GMOs for the academic and socio-economic benefit of South Africa. African solutions to African issues of drought, poverty and public health. Tapiwa will explore an alternative to the often negative public perception of GMOs.

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Neuroscience

Computational Neuroscience is a rapidly emerging discipline whose methods and techniques are critical for analysing and understanding the brain: one of the most challenging scientific problems faced by mankind. The payoffs are huge, not only for mental health but many scientific spinoffs, like artificial intelligence…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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