Dr Mao Amis is passionate about sustainability and the climate. He holds a MSc and PhD in Conservation Biology and will be taking the TEDxCapeTown stage to share how leadership provided by grassroots communities will aid in building ecological and economic resilience.
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Chaeli Mycroft, a conqueror of mountains and a multi award-winning ability activist, believes that through teamwork we can achieve anything. Chaeli constantly seeks new ways of overcoming perceived barriers and boundaries. Her #PowerOfX talk will be centered around how embracing our vulnerability is the solution to how we trust in our strength.
Abe is a ukulele and guitar teacher as well as the creator of Laughing Abe, a musical education superhero who promotes kind learning with visual support. He developed his own method of teaching people to play the ukulele and other instruments in 2017 and is determined to create a more inclusive musical education system that makes use of visual aids.
Robyn Phillips and Jabulani Sibiya are taking the TEDxCapeTown stage to share their vision for closing the gap between young talent and the creative industry. This is Robyn: homemade chai tea enthusiast; mental health activist; and Creative Lead of Touch South Africa, a non-profit that transitions young creatives into the creative industry.
Jabulani Sibiya and Robyn Phillips are taking the TEDxCapeTown stage to share their vision for closing the gap between young talent and the creative industry. This is Jabulani: Stoney Ginger Beer enthusiast; youth mentor; and founder of Touch South Africa, a non-profit that transitions young creatives into the creative industry.
Paddy has assisted high-performing teams, in spheres of business and sports, achieve exceptional feats for the last 25 years. On the TEDxCapeTown stage, he’ll be sharing better ways to harness collective intelligence of a team/ group by relating his methods to the sports teams he’s coached and incredible wins he’s helped them secure.
Pride is eager to provide solutions to our economic challenges and is continuously on the lookout for ways to unlock opportunities through repurposing what we already have. Her idea worth spreading is centered around how corporations can ignite the startup boom needed to reboot the economy, by reimagining their role as business accelerators.
Brett Thompson, an advocate for how we can use innovation to drive better food systems within the alternative protein and animal advocacy space, will deliver a talk that presents an opportunity for abundance in food - where every person and every animal is a winner.
Denisha Anand, a researcher, intersectional environmentalist and biodiversity restoration project manager of a 109ha wetland system in Cape Town, will take us on a journey of how custodianship allows us to reclaim natural and cultural heritage.
Nonhlanhla Mkumbuzi, an experienced medicine researcher, is hoping to change the way female African athletes are viewed within sports science literature. Often, they’re overlooked and invisible within this space - her TEDxCapeTown talk aims to change that.
Gregor Rohrig is a passionate visual anthropologist who hopes to use his knowledge as both a reflective and observational tool to help document and understand the thriving elements of work culture.
Nadene Grabham is the co-founder of Baby Savers SA, an organisation hoping to legalise a safe alternative to unsafe baby abandonment. She’s driven by a need to give South African children who would normally be abandoned a chance at life, and taking to our stage to present her practical solution.
Zandile Ndhlovu is determined to create diverse representation in the Ocean arena. She’s an ocean lover, diversity and inclusion consultant, podcaster, and freediving instructor taking to The Power of X stage to expand the narratives around Black people and water through storytelling and her organisation, The Black Mermaid Foundation.
Generational wealth creation in our townships is easier than we thought. Lonwabo Marele is an entrepreneur and multimedia journalist taking the TEDxCapeTown stage to foster a different perspective about how we look at townships and entrepreneurship in townships.
Josephine Eyre wants to help people connect deeply - using technology as an enabler. She’s a PhD candidate, focused on creative collaboration in the metaverse, and will be taking the TEDxCapeTown stage to explore how virtual reality could reignite workplace creativity and inspire us to achieve the impossible.
This Womxn’s Month, we invite you to be inspired by 7 TED Talks from womxn across the globe on topics from gender bias in artificial intelligence to harnessing your inner fury and letting your voice be heard, courage, the unreliability of a single story, and more.
On 24 February 2021, we gave prospective TEDxers a chance to meet and interact with us, the #HumansBehindTEDxCapeTown, to find out whether they could see themselves as a [future] member of the team.
While 2021 may feel a bit different from other years, we came together to host our annual Open Day Xperience (completely virtually, of course!).
Have you ever wondered who volunteers behind the scenes at TEDxCapeTown? Perhaps you’ve watched a couple of TED talks or attended a few of our past events, and are curious to learn more.
What a year it’s been!
From meeting on the streets of Cape Town in February, to running our 10-part digital programme: Intersections of Change, we’re taking a look at the numerous events and ideas worth spreading that made up the 2020 TEDxCapeTown calendar year.
TEDxCapeTown collaborated with [email protected] to bring Caitlyn Roux to the Intersections of Change stage and host the first ever virtual workshop of the series. This workshop was all about change: accepting change, how perception is everything and how life is up to you. Missed the workshop? Let’s take you through it.
TEDxCapeTown collaborated with [email protected] to bring Vuyo Joboda, Velani Mboweni, Lusanda Worsley and Caitlyn Roux to the Intersections of Change stage. These past youth speakers provided practical tips for anyone wondering “Where To From Here?” or looking to try something new.
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.
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?”
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.