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Humans of South Africa

BY SANDY L
@ VOL 38 ON MAY 03, 2016

Sandy L shares about Humans of South Africa, a space created to share South African stories. Opening windows into worlds we might know nothing about, it is a platform to showcase and grow South African creative talent. Over two years, the website has featured over 600 stories.

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An Enviro-Pilgrim

BY AYALA KATZ
@ VOL 38 ON MAY 03, 2016

Ayala Katz connected with her inner-self, her life’s purpose & raised awareness on environmental issues while walking great distances. With her vision of planting a million trees, creating safe, bio-diverse, indigenous walk-ways for flora & fauna to thrive, she wants to make every step count, inspiring others.

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Smoke and Mirrors

BY CHRIS ADLAM
@ VOL 38 ON MAY 03, 2016

"‘Smoke and Mirrors’ is about Chris Adlam’s journey to becoming smoke free and the discoveries made along the way. Smoking is the number one preventable killer yet the tobacco companies have been the most profitable businesses over the last 100 years. Smoking is a social tragedy - that needs to change radically. "

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Grey is the New Black

BY ALISON BENZIMRA
@ VOL 38 ON MAY 03, 2016

Many older adults are living longer & healthier lives. This shift impacts how society views elders & how elders view themselves. Ageing should be seen as a continual stage of development & growth rather than a period of decline. It’s time we begin to redefine ageing. It’s time “Grey becomes the new Black” suggests, Alison Benzimra.

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Hiking is My Life

BY TRUDY RAITO
@ VOL 38 ON MAY 03, 2016

Trudy Raito says that hiking is more than about experiencing the outdoors, addding that it provides a connection with nature and a form of emancipation, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. There is something uniquely beautiful about standing on top of the world and admiring the landscape below, one of the privileges of living in Cape Town.

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Hodgepodge of Hippies Fighting (and Winning) for the Earth

BY NIKKI BOTHA
@ VOL 38 ON MAY 03, 2016

Nikki Botha, banned in 3 countries, classified as a terrorist, fled for her life, been arrested & jailed, simply for taking photos. She has been in People Magazine 99% more than local celebrities. Not extraordinary, not average but Nikki strongly believes in standing up for injustice, torture and murder.

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Biomimicry & Life's Principles

BY SARITA VAN DER WALT
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 07, 2016

While doing her Masters of Science in Biomimicry, through Arizona State University Sarita Van der Walt recently learnt about an awesome tool called Life's Principles. She will briefly introduce people to this tool, as well as the field of Biomimicry.

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Find Out What You're Made Of

BY DR. SAHAL JACOOB
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 07, 2016

Dr. Sahal  Jacoob will introduce some ideas from quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of special relativity, to describe our deepest understanding of the ingredients needed to form the universe. He may also mention why CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is important. The theory built based on these results is robust but incomplete.

 

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The Wonders of Bicycle Adventuring


“Cycle touring is the future of travel. It’s cheap, It’s environmentally friendly, it's a lot of fun and it's a type of travel where you:re not trying to get from city to city as fast as you can. ”
What happens when a young cartoon-blogger plus her family decide to pack up for a year and embark on an 11,000km unsupported bicycle trip through Africa? A serious, permanent addiction to seeing the world by bicycle – that’s what. In The Wonders of Bicycle Adventuring, from PechaKucha Night Cape Town’s 37th volume, speaker Tegan Phillips give a short cartoon presentation about the wonders of long distance bicycle-travel.

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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).