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Dean Allen

in Johannesburg

The Magic of Matjiesfontein

PRESENTED ON AUG 15, 2017
IN CAPE TOWN @ VOL 45

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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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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The Grey Areas of Conscious Consumerism

BY NEOKA NAIDOO
@ VOL 40 ON AUG 16, 2016

Neoka Naidoo, shares her idea that most people are unaware of the consequences of their daily choices. Drawing the link between daily products and the environmental and social impacts is necessary for people to question and take responsibility for their choices. In the globalized world we live in, learning the effects of 'buycotting' products is imperative.

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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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PechaKucha Cape Town

BY ANDREW COLE
@ VOL 145 ON MAR 24, 2017

"Cape Town is a place that attracts and gives birth to interesting people..."

A resident of Cape Town for the past 10 years, Andrew Cole reveals what makes Africa's southern most city an exceptional place to work, live & visit. Consistently voted as one of the world's top travel destinations, the Mother City is also a "cauldron of creativity".

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 4th, 2017. 

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The Mind, Behavior and Plant Based Eating

BY NOELEEN BRIDLE
@ VOL 43 ON MAY 09, 2017

Noeleen Bridle believes plant based eating is the key to improving our health, happiness and overall appearance. Most importantly it is the link between food and behaviour that she would like to share with you. How can working with your thoughts and mind be the biggest tool in your life?

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The grandaddy of swing dances has taken root in Cape Town

BY MURIEL ARGENT
@ VOL 44 ON JUL 04, 2017

Lindy hop, granddaddy of swing dances has taken root in Cape Town with all the joy, energy, and community that made it. Originating as a cultural movement almost a century ago this exhilarating dance is once again an international phenomenon. Muriel Argent takes us on a dance journey through the ages.

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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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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 Empire, War & Cricket

BY DEAN ALLEN
@ VOL 17 ON AUG 30, 2017

Dr Dean Allen is a recognised Historian and speaks of his love for a small Karoo town in the middle of no-where just outside Cape Town.

How this little town was created over 100 years ago as the Jewel of Africa where the rich and famous went on holiday, the turbulent history of corruption and bribes established the owner of the town in the upper class through cricket and war to his business relationship with Cecil Rhodes