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Here’s 3 ways we can address climate change, says David Parry-Davies

in 1999, David Parry-Davies hung up his suit and tie in corporate London and returned to South Africa to pursue his true calling: Environmental Conservation.

While on our Intersections of Change virtual stage to tackle the question: “The Climate is Changing. Why Aren’t We?”, David provided 3 ways we can all address the climate crisis.

A guide to investing in positive change, with Khanyi Chaba

Khanyi Chaba climbs mountains, champions ethical leadership and heads up sustainable development at one of Africa’s largest insurance companies (Old Mutual Limited).
She took to the TEDxJohannesburgSalon stage with, ‘Tackling climate change is like climbing a mountain’ wherein she compares how the same approach to reaching mountain peaks is the one needed to tackle climate change.
She joined Conversation 6 of our Intersections of Change digital series to tackle the question: “The Climate is Changing. Why Aren’t We?”

Defining biomimicry and the role it plays in finding solutions, according to Claire Janisch

Claire Janisch is the owner of Biomimicry SA and a qualified chemical engineer in industrial ecology. She took to our virtual stage for “Humanity Aligning Closer to Nature” - Conversation 5 of Intersections of Change - to discuss biomimicry and the impressive role mimicking nature can have in solving problems.

This conversation aimed to gain a deeper understanding of the human position in the biosphere and how we can make the necessary changes to protect our planet.

The 4 challenges impacting our alignment with nature, according to Ian McCallum

Ian McCallum, an analytical psychologist, writer and specialist wilderness guide took to our virtual stage for “Humanity Aligning Closer to Nature”, Conversation 5 of Intersections of Change, to discuss four key challenges facing our species.
This conversation aimed to gain a deeper understanding of the human position in the biosphere and how we can make the necessary changes to protect our planet.

The heart of violence against womxn, according to Dr Eve

Dr Eve, past TEDxCapeTown speaker, a couple and sex therapist and acclaimed author, joined Conversation 4 of our Intersections of Change digital series to speak to our “Decade of Womxn” theme.

She joined our panel of forefront gender activists and gender equality thought leaders to give us her insight on how we can achieve the UN’s gender equality goals by 2030.

Don’t limit yourself by labelling yourself, says Shimmy Isaacs

Shimmy Isaacs, award-winning comedienne, actress and writer, joined Conversation 4 of our Intersections of Change digital series to speak to our “Decade of Womxn” theme, and encourage womxn to claim their voices and speak up.

The 'Decade of Womxn" panel of forefront gender activists and gender equality thought leaders gave us insights on how we can achieve the UN’s gender equality goals by 2030.

How to grab hold of your narrative, with Dr. Sindiwe Magona

Dr. Sindiwe Magona, past TEDxCapeTownWomen speaker, author and teacher, joined Conversation 4 of our Intersections of Change digital series to speak to our “Decade of Womxn” theme.

She joined our panel of forefront gender activists and gender equality thought leaders to give us her insight on how we can achieve the UN’s gender equality goals by 2030. According to Dr. Magona, it starts with grabbing hold of your narrative.

Meet Velani Mboweni: ‘Where to from Here?' Speaker

Velani Mboweni is the Co-Founder and CEO of LULA, an award-winning mobility startup that connects company commuters to private shuttles to enable sustainable and productive commuting in Africa.

This serial entrepreneur started his journey 13 years ago, when he sold airtime to classmates via SMS-based protocol apps. Velani went on to start two more ventures - an assignment delivery business at the University of Cape Town and a social venture called Phambili Mzansi.

Meet Caitlyn Roux: 'Where to from Here?' Speaker and Workshop Host

Caitlyn Roux is a speaker, Brand Strategy Honours graduate from the Vega school, and Transformation Life Coach in the making. She took to the [email protected] stage in 2017 with a talk that has since been viewed 1.2 million times, “Self-Love, be Intentional” and reminded thousands of people about the importance of prioritising a relationship with oneself.

#ClimateChange Champion - Meet Joshua Ngoma, EARN

[Featured at our #JoinTheCountdown event: How we can change so that the climate doesn't have to]
Joshua is a retired mining engineer, serial business builder, business trainer, coach, and mentor. He is the Founder and Chief Enabler of Enterprising Africa Regional Network (Pty) Limited (EARN),  purpose-driven organisation, with a goal to create global impact through the development of a new generation of successful African Entrepreneurs.

#ClimateChange Champion - Meet Andrew Ardington, RegenAg SA

[Featured at our #JoinTheCountdown event: How we can change so that the climate doesn't have to]
Andrew Ardington is the founder of RegenAg SA, The Regenerative Agricultural Association of South Africa, a nonprofit, education, and advocacy organisation that is working to stop the catastrophic consequences of Industrial Agriculture by facilitating farmers and consumers in transitioning to Regenerative Agriculture.

#ClimateChange Champion - Meet Abraham (Abe) Cambridge, Sun Exchange

[Featured at our #JoinTheCountdown event: How we can change so that the climate doesn't have to]

Abe Cambridge is a serial energy entrepreneur with an academic background in climate science and solar energy. He is one of ESI Africa's "African Energy Elites" and the company he founded, Sun Exchange, was named one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Africa by Fast Company for its disruptive approach to solar finance.

A conversation with ‘The One Who Sings’ - Zolani Mahola

Zolani Mahola - aka The One Who Sings - is a multi award-winning musician, public speaker and actress best known as lead singer of the Pan-African supergroup Freshlyground. As of January 2020, she embarked on a solo career that saw her collaborate with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and a plethora of African artists and organisations. Since her TEDxCapeTown talk on our stage in 2014, she has crystallised her life’s work as an advocate for creative force for social good. She will share her take on using creativity to make a positive impact on society.