TEDxSoweto 2013 takes place on Saturday 2 November under the theme ‘Creativity – The answer to all questions’. We’re inviting remarkable people doing amazing work to illustrate that no matter how high the obstacle, how deep the problem, or how complex the situation, the human mind will keep asking questions until it finds answers. Our speakers will cover the full spectrum of endeavours – education, technology, theology, music, robotics, astronomy, photography, philosophy, energy, youth, design, film and perhaps even politics.
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.
SANDILE NGCOBOCSIR scientist Sandile Ngcobo has won international renown with his remarkable breakthrough in laser technology.
ROLIE NIKIWERolie Nikiwe is best known for his groundbreaking and genre defying work on the TV series ‘Intersexions’. His latest film is the critically aclaimed ‘Nothing for Mahala’.
VERNA VAN SCHAIKVerna van Schaik is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as holder of the female scuba diving record for depth – the Deepest Woman in the World.
MOHAMMED JOGIEMohammed Jogie leads MPP, a project that celebrates Nelson Mandela’s contribution to humanity by collecting 95 exceptional posters in his honour from designers around the world.
JARED MOLKOJared Molko advises YouTube’s most valuable clients on how they can grow their presence on the web’s most dominant video platform.
BOTHLALE THSETLOWhen Botlhale Tshetlo turned 38, she carried out a list of 38 random acts of kindness as her way of giving back and giving thanks.
PRETESH SEWRAJPreetesh is head of Product of the Year, the most extensive consumer-product innovation survey in South Africa, and Africa.
ANTHONY COHENMygeni is a locally developed digital information-sharing platform for individuals, groups, brands and organisations. With it, Anthony Cohen hopes to disrupt the social networking status quo.
TSHEPO & THOBA SITHOLE - MODISANETshepo Modisane and Thoba Sithole are said to be the first gay men to be married in a traditional ceremony in rural KwaZulu-Natal.
JACQUES SEBISAHOJacques Sebisaho escaped the violence of the Congolese war and settled in the United States in 2002. He has since dedicated his life to rebuilding his homeland.
BANKS GWAXULABanks Gwaxula co-founded Ubuntu Education Fund, an NGO that employs over 55 people and reaches over 40,000 children with it’s various initiatives.
PIPPA TSHABALALAPippa Tshabalala has been gaming since she was 10. Without even trying, she debunks the myth that the average gamer is a pubescent white boy.
MOCKE J VAN VEURENMocke J. van Veuren experiments with media technologies while engaging in critiques on issues of urban life, racial politics, gender and sexuality.
FARREN ROPERIn his most recent job, Farren Roper headed the team responsible for many on the innovations that have made FNB the “most innovative bank in the world”.
MIKE MAPHOTOMike Maphoto started his ‘Diary of a Zulu Girl’ blog as a joke. With more than 10 million page views and visits from 22 countries, that joke is now a global phenomenon.
MILES KUBHEKAMiles Kubheka, founder of Vuyo’s eatery, is building an exciting new business inspired by the famous “Ooh Vuyo, he’s such a beeg beeg dreamer!” TV advertisement.
Larry KhumaloMedia Liaison
Charles RupareMusic Director
Charles LeeuwCommunity Outreach