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Theme: The Age of Participation

This event occurred on
April 27, 2010
7:00am - 7:00am SAST
(UTC +2hrs)
South Africa

TEDxSoweto is a conference - an open ended platform for self expression and collaboration. It is also the focal point of a broad-based community of connections and relations - an interdependent network of peers, partners, champions, activists and heroes - held together by a common desire to help create a better future through the power of ideas. Above all, TEDxSoweto reflects the core belief that while individuals can make a difference, when they act together they can effect real change

Apartheid Museum
Northern Parkway Road
Johannesburg, 2001
South Africa
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Prince Mashele

Prince is Head of Crime, Justice and Politics Programme at the Institute for Security Studies. He was selected by the Mail and Guardian newspaper as one of 200 Young South Africans to Take to Lunch

Khaya Dlanga

Africa's top Digital Citizen Journalist in 2008; award winning advertising executive; one of 100 most influential people in South African media; Financial Mail's Adfocus New Broom award 2009; 6.5 million views on YouTube.

Steve Vosloo

Steve Vosloo is the fellow for 21st Century Learning at the Shuttleworth Foundation. He firmly believes that mobile phones, games and digital media are the future of Africa's education.

Simon Gear

Simon is a broadcasting meteorologist and an accomplished writer. Read him in his monthly columns in Runners World SA and in Khuluma magazine. His first book, Going Green, contains simple environmental advice for day-to-day living.


BCUC’s music is a fusion of pure Afro-ethnic sounds and sincere urban soul. Strong beats of the drum blended with guitars, saxophones and sounds of traditional instruments. Bells and whistles topped by rap, singing and howling voices.

Khaya Mtshali

Khaya is a young South African artist. He uses a variety of media mainly working on paper in pens, markers and digital paint. He is also a lecturer at the University of the North West

Alex Kent

Alex is currently the Head of 1GOAL South Africa, an international campaign to ensure that every child gets a quality education, as a legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup

Arthur Goldstuck

Arthur is a South African journalist, media analyst and commentator on information and communications technology (ICT), internet and mobile communications and technologies.

Tumi Molekane

Tumi is one of South Africa's most respected musicians, as a solo artist and as a member of the globe-trotting band 'Tumi and the Volume'. He is also a speaker of fancy, the vanguard clairvoyant, one of South Africa’s brightest up and coming wordsmiths.

Zinhle Thabethe

Zinhle works as a deputy director for iTeach, an HIV/Aids-focused educational and solution-seeking programme. Zinhle is the only South African to be named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

Organizing team


Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ithateng Mokgoro
    Curator | Creative Director
  • Mulumba Lwatula
  • Noto Modungwa
    Web Developer
  • Molebogeng Mokoena
    Production Manager
  • Israel Noko
  • Gustav Mdluli
  • Sinah Mokgoro
    Delegates Registration
  • Kgomotso Matsunyane