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Theme: Africa Inspired

This event occurred on
August 12, 2012
10:00am - 5:00pm UTC
(UTC +0hrs)
South Africa

AFRICA. A continent of motivated entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers, of goods, gold and oil, of growth. A continent of people and progress, of life and culture, of emerging science and technology. A continent of building economies, visionaries and leaders. A continent described as “rising”. AFRICA, a continent with a beating heart, a continent with ideas.

TEDxRhodesU 2012 “AFRICA INSPIRED” will highlight and spread positive thinking and ideas associated with the prosperous aspects of our continent. Africans from diverse cultures and expertise will be brought together to experience an overwhelming sense of pride and social upliftment through the real-life stories and eye-opening ideas of passionate local speakers.

TEDxRhodesU 2012 “AFRICA INSPIRED” will create an atmosphere where the eyes and hearts of the African people are opened to the world of opportunities that our dynamic continent offers. An atmosphere where inspiration and excitement overcome fear of failure and instead, trigger the development and expansion of new ideas into working possibilities. An atmosphere where AFRICA can be celebrated as the unique continent that it is. A continent with “ideas worth spreading.”

Rhodes University Theatre
Rhodes University
Grahamstown, 6140
South Africa
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Organizing team


Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Morgan Hunter
    Marketing and Branding
  • Jason Sterrenberg
    Sponsorship and Finance
  • Adam Kramer
    Marketing and Branding
  • Lara Contu
    Speakers and Attendees
  • Cindy Slater
    Production and Logistics
  • Dylan Smith
    Sponsorship & Finance
  • Karim Dhanani