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The Gamification of Everything

BY JOHN SANEI
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

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.

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Rethinking Public Transport Design

BY ZOË PALMER
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

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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The Fun Side of Waste Management

BY IAN DOMMISSE
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

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. Ian Dommisse explains.

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Tell your children stories

BY ROSS METCALFE
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

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 Blue Kangaroo.

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The Magic of Matjiesfontein

BY DEAN ALLEN
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

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 place and his relationship with it

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Sustainable Surfboards

BY COBUS JOUBERT
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

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. Cobus Joubert explains.

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Testicular Cancer Education in a Nutshell

BY TORSTEN KOEHLER
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

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 talking balls he is saving lives.

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Restoring Calm through Knitting

BY CONNIE ABRAHAMS
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

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

 

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Falling in Love with Tequila


"Now this Plant is called the agave, this plant is what Tequila is made of and this plant changed my life."
In "
Falling in Love with Tequila" from PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol. 37, Sarah Kennan shares a journey of one girl's passion for Tequila that has led her on adventures through Mexico to learn from the Tequila masters, inspiring her to start her own Tequila company in South Africa.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Andrew Cole

    Andrew Cole is a communications professional and spokesperson with nearly 20 years of experience consulting to, or working in, various blue chip companies in Canada and South Africa. In Cape Town he has operated an independent consultancy for the past five years focusing on enterprise development, storytelling (presented as podcasts), strategy and sustainability communications. Andrew holds a post-graduate diploma in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University's School of Public Leadership, a Diploma in Public Relations Management from Ryerson University (Toronto), and a B.Sc. in Anatomical Science and Cell Biology, with a minor in Management, from McGill University (Montreal).