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.


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.


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. 


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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