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Embracing Diversity

TEDxYouth is a platform provided for our Youth to voice their opinions, ideas and inventions aimed at inspiring others around them.

This year we celebrate the beautiful diversity which helps makes our country so special. 

Embracing Diversity with [email protected]
“You’re young, what do you know?”      
“One day when you’re older, you’ll understand”      
“Stay quiet, and let the adults work”

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As an individual in your youth, you’ve probably heard statements like these many times. You’ve been made to believe your influence is limited, because of your age. Yet, history tells us a different story. Youth have brought about remarkable socioeconomic, environmental and political change. We have been the champions behind advances in technology, medicine, civil rights, education; continuously – and rightly so – challenging the status quo; taking ownership of the world we live in.
The truth is: This is Your Time, Your Generation and Your Future.

[email protected] – is a platform where the Mother City’s youth can voice their opinions, inventions, and ideas worth spreading, as part of a TED-like experience. This year we are embracing our unique diversity and the ideas that stem from celebrating our South African Youth.

It takes one person to bring positive change and everyone should try. So why not join our eight remarkable young voices in celebrating being a young South African at this year’s annual [email protected] event Friday, 13 October (19h00) at Bergvliet High School, Bergvliet, Cape Town.


2017 #TEDxYouthCT Speaker Line-up: Find more about each speaker and their journey to the TEDx stage:

  1. Lauren Brooks

  2. Miranda Bambata

  3. Pozisa Manisi

  4. Qaqamba Sibayi

  5. Tavonga Clarah Chauke

  6. Vuyo Joboda

  7. Matthew Green

  8. Caitlyn Roux