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Theme: Pathways

March 29, 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm SAST
(UTC +2hrs)
Mahikeng, North West
South Africa
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

TEDxMahikeng 2019: Pathways

How do we find ourselves here?

Founded by Kgosi Molema Tawana, way back when rocks were soft, our patch of the world remains the beloved home of a proud people, Barolong boo Ratshidi.

Once misnamed Mafeking, we were reborn Mafikeng, and have reinvented as Mahikeng.

With each incarnation, we embraced a renewed sense of who we are. And, with that, new and exciting possibilities.

From our vantage point, we see kin all around us: across the border in Botswana, on the platinum belt in Rustenburg, above the goldfields in Klerksdorp, over the rivers in Potchefstroom, amidst the maize fields in Ventersdop, and down the road in Taung, and Vryburg.

Together, our pasts are interwoven, and our futures intertwined.

We’ve followed long and winding roads, with myriad twists and turns.

Along the way, we have built, destroyed, and rebuilt.

Today, yet again, we stand at the crossroads, ready to take bold steps forward, and needing to find fresh, unbeaten paths.

Which way shall we go?

We are delighted to invite you to the first ever TEDxMahikeng conference, taking place on Friday 29 March, 2019.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 1 February.

Our speakers, all known for their pioneering, pathfinding work, will come from industry, government, academia and society.

We’re expecting leaders of major corporations, important policymakers, researchers doing cutting-edge work, and inspirational entrepreneurs building the most exciting startups in the region.

In and amongst them will be artists and taste-makers, working at the sharpest ends of their disciplines.

All shall share perspectives on the lay of the land, and shed light on how we might proceed.

Mahikeng, North West, 2745
South Africa
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