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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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Life Design: Mentoring to end social poverty

BY ANDREW DELLIS
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Andrew Dellis thinks of social change as something people want to do with their time, like getting fit, or having a great holiday. He left academia and found in mentoring a way to massively disrupt how we do social change. Would you donate an hour a week to end social poverty?

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How picking up a piece of litter inspired thousands

BY BLAKE DYASON
@ VOL 44 ON JUL 04, 2017

The first trail clean Blake Dyason did opened his eyes to the impact we have on our environment. The passion to stop litter & using plastic was real, no more turning a blind eye, expecting others to fix it. After hosting the largest one day clean up they helped build a school & perform operations with the litter collected.

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FRANK

BY TAMARA WENSING
@ VOL 44 ON JUL 04, 2017

Tamara Wensing created her life by following her feelings and believing in herself. She wants to create FRANK as a community in Cape Town by broadcasting inspiring movies. People today get ill & depression, Tamara knows this and feels she can change this. We must dream big.

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Neuroscience

BY CHRIS CURRIN
@ VOL 44 ON JUL 04, 2017

Computational Neuroscience is a rapidly emerging discipline whose methods and techniques are critical for analysing and understanding the brain: one of the most challenging scientific problems faced by mankind. The payoffs are huge, not only for mental health but many scientific spinoffs, like artificial intelligence and brain-computer interfaces. Join Chris Currin as he discusses the intricacies and rewards of his field of expertise. 

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