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Trudy Raito

Software Analyst, Sanlam in Cape Town

Hiking is My Life

PRESENTED ON MAY 03, 2016
IN CAPE TOWN @ VOL 38

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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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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Urban Development in sub-Saharan Africa

BY JOSHUA PALFREMAN
@ VOL 40 ON AUG 16, 2016

Waste Ventures in Africa is a critical examination of the business models and innovative technologies being employed by urban planners to manage waste, water, hygiene and sanitation across sub-Saharan Africa and more specifically how South Africa can act as an incubation hub and provide solutions to the continent's most pressing challenges.

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Mapping Cape Town’s Minibus Taxi Network

BY JOANNE CHEVALIER
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

In collaboration with WhereIsMyTransport, Joanne created a schematic map of Cape Town's informal transport network. The result is a cross between a first-world underground map and something more chaotic. Joanne will talk about the process followed in arriving at unique transport network 

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The Future of Emotional Intelligence

BY GREG BAKKER
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

Greg Bakker beleives that it's imperative we develop ways to explore the universality of thoughts and feelings unmentioned in our everyday lives. By connecting people in a socially innovative, secular space, where culture replaces scripture, we can build powerful communities that transcend the external environment so many of us are defined by.

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South American Food

BY JUAN ANDES VAIS
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

Juan Andres is an Argentinian who has lived in South Africa for 13 years. With a passion for food and cooking Argentinian ASADO style, his business is a direct expression of himself - and he wants to tell the world about it.

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Growing leaders through grassroots basketball

BY GIOVANNI FREEMAN
@ VOL 43 ON MAY 09, 2017

African Grassroot Hoops was established in November 2014, and registered as a non-profit company (NPC). The aim was to bring basketball to underprivileged areas in Cape Town, and surrounding areas, by building and/or revamping public basketball courts. By building and rebuilding basketball throughout South Africa we will have a positive influence on a large number of youth, while simultaneously creating a platform to be used in life development. By this we are setting them on a path to a productive adulthood.The focus is on young and impressionable individuals. We believe in empowering basketball clubs to be self-sufficient by holding them strongly to our philosophy to learn how to fish.

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Plant biotechnology and the wonders of GMO's

BY TAPIWA GUZHA
@ VOL 44 ON JUL 04, 2017

Tapiwa Guzha a plant bio-technologist making & studying GMOs for the academic and socio-economic benefit of South Africa. African solutions to African issues of drought, poverty and public health. Tapiwa will explore an alternative to the often negative public perception of GMOs.

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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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Hiking up Table Mountain every day in 2018

BY ANDREW PATTERSON
@ 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.