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How to punch fear in the face

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Using her own drawings (and photos), Tegan shares her story about a self-designed circumnavigation of New Zealand. In order to conquer the challenge - equivalent to 10 IronMan-distance triathlons - she drew herself a small purple potato to help her handle the scarier parts of the adventure.

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Flow, more than just an optimal performance state

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Through sharing his journey from global surfing traveler to Big City survivor, Neil Kohler will be talking Flow & why it's the next Mindfulness revolution. He will cover three essentail qualities of Flow, it's characteristics, how is occurs & why we have all experienced it.

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Entrepreneurship: Moving from # to reality

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Based on 7 years of experience, Grant paints a picture of entrepreneurial life for non-entrepreneurs to better understand the perseverance, discipline and passion it takes to be a business owner.

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Hiking up Table Mountain every day in 2018

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

In the face of so much negativity in the news, Andrew has sought to create a positive story to raise money and awareness for organisations doing amazing work in the country (like Habitat for Humanity). By hiking up Table Mountain EVERY DAY during 2018, he wants to show South Africans that together we can do incredible things.

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The climate diet

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

The Climate Diet is a global sustainable food initiative. They create accessible recipes that battle the effects of climate change. How? By collaborating with Master Chefs around the world that inspire a climate diet.

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HIV-to-HIV kidney transplants

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

On a Fulbright Scholarship in South Africa, Komal documents those working on HIV-to-HIV kidney transplants on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as the attitudes, knowledge, and perceptions of the HIV+ population towards HIV-to-HIV transplantation. The talk focuses on Dr. Elmi Muller and her journey in performing the first HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant and the reaction of institutions thereafter,

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Hold To Your Dreams

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Matt shares how he achieved his dream of free solo rock climbing, including the inner journey and battle to overcome his personal fears. In the process, he has achieved South Africa's most challenging rock climbs... without ropes and safety gear. Visually stunning (and a bit scary), his message: hold to your dreams because it's possible and it will lead you to amazing places.

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What would you tell yourself at 18?

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

At 18, clueless about how to tackle adulthood, Sophie Joans began to stop people on the street and ask them: If you could tell you at 18 one phrase of life advice, what would you say?

After collecting thousands of quotes, from street sweepers to celebrities, Sophie printed some of them onto A7 cards. She continues to collect quotes, but now invites people to pick a card without looking, and 'see what the universe wants them to know'. On starting this project, the magic was watching people as they tried to condense their whole lives into one phrase of advice. Now it is also amazing watching people react to the card they chose, and how it is so often relevant to their lives.



Part-Time Work, Full-Time Passion

"What is your passion that isn't seeing the light?"
Part-Time Work, Full-Time Passion from PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol. 43, Grant Greeff challenges us to prioritize our passions in a world where the majority of our time is spent working and sustaining the status quo. Grant asks, are our priorities based on the time in which we are allocated or on our passions?

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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).