TEDxCapeTownWomen 2018: Showing up

buy your tickets today! | 8 December 2018 | 5-9pm | Iziko Museum, Cape Town

TEDxCapeTownWomen is a community of people passionate about ideas worth spreading. For the 2018 year these ideas fall under the theme of SHOWING UP. Our ideas are spread through community engagement programmes; inspiring interviews and stories; and the main live event in December 2018 in Cape Town where a carefully curated lineup of speakers will interrogate what Showing Up means from a uniquely African perspective. Join our community to stay in touch with these #ideasworthspreading.

 
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Tshegofatso Senne

Tshegofatso writes and speaks on issues concerning feminism, sexual and reproductive health and pleasure, consent, rape culture, race, intersectional social justice and pop culture.

She has had a paper entitled Deaf women’s lived experiences of their constitutional rights in South Africa published in Feminist Academic Journal Agenda. Senne’s writing appears in Mail & Guardian Friday, The Citizen, MTV Shuga, W24 and Huffington Post SA, amongst others. 


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Sherman Pharo

Sherman is an actor and fisherman from the small town, Hawston, and has played in many local and international productions.

Having grown up in a home of domestic violence he has since been openly speaking up and standing up against it and the affects of women and child abuse.


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Aparna Pallavi

Aparna Pallavi worked as an eco-journalist before quitting her job and set up a blog about the importance of wild food.

She set about planning a food journey funded by gifting, that would take her across ten Indian states, staying with farmers and tribal communities to research indigenous knowledge around forest foods. She is writing a book to empower and provide creative and sustainable strategies for nurturing.


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Fumani Mthembi

Fumani is a co-founder of the Pele Energy Group and the managing director of its subsidiary, Knowledge Pele.

Knowledge Pele executes on the Group’s structural transformation agenda through applying a social impact investment model to transform rural, township and peri-urban communities into thriving economies. 


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Nandipha Mntambo

Nandipha is best known for her figurative cowhide sculptures which allude to the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature.

She has a Master’s in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) and has become famous for her sculptures, videos & photographs that address ongoing debates around traditional gender roles, body politics, and identity.


A look back at talks from our 2016 event

 
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