“You’re young, what do you know?”
“One day when you’re older, you’ll understand”
“Stay quiet, and let the adults work”
As a young person, you’ve probably heard statements like these many times. You’ve been made to believe your influence is limited, because of your age.
Yet, history tells us a different story: Youth have brought about remarkable change, championing advances in technology, medicine, civil rights, education; challenging the status quo, bringing governments to standstill, taking ownership of the world they live in.
The truth is: This is Your Time, Your Generation, Your Future and Your Choice.
[email protected] is a platform for you, the youth of the City, to come together to share and determine what your future could look like, should look like and the role you should and can play in shaping it.
Early bird tickets are R80, open 10th September and close 3 October! Preference given to high school learners and university students.Standard tickets are R100.
Come join us at Ratanga Junction on the 16th October 10:30am - 2:30pm, where a ticket includes:
- An amazing line up of inspirational talks
- Access to the Innovation Lab! Interactive tech exhibits featuring 3D printing and more....
- A wholesome Lunch
- The chance to win awesome prizes on the day!
He co-founded the social venture, Phambili Mzansi to connect young and old with resources and a network to solve Africa’s pertinent issues. Furthermore, he serves as CEO & Founder of two tech ventures in Johannesburg. He entered business at 16 getting involved in the African Mobile Payments space with eTranzact Global South Africa – an award winning multi-platform payment switching company.
He served as the Western Cape Provincial Treasurer of InkuluFreeHeid and is a 2014 Alumni of the South Africa-Washington International Program. As one of the world’s top entrepreneurs under 25, Velani is a Global Fellow at The Kairos Society.
His interests lie in technology, healthcare, transport, education and social entrepreneurship.
When not discussing some movement or debating during break; Tariro can be found playing electric guitar, writing or playing video games.
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His passion is people, driven by his interest in science and how things work he has lived out this passion in looking at population dynamics and the drivers of development with a focus on youth.
Recently named a Johnson & Johnson Global Citizen Young Leader 2016, his core work is through Greenpop, being part of its Urban Greening Program facilitating the rejuvenation of the Western Cape’s environment and activating citizens.
He is also a member of the United Nations Population Fund Youth Advisory Panel and is a member of the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network. He is also a member of the 2000 strong Activate! Change Drivers network.
When not involved in her school work and environmentalism she is also a bass guitarist in a band called The Stoked which looks set for a bright future. And apart from music, she has a great passion for writing and dreams of pursuing a career in this field.
From the tender age of ten, she has devoted her time to giving talks at schools and on various public platforms to raise awareness about the importance of healthy oceans. She is also a dedicated dancer, committed ‘re-cyclist’ and drama devotee- and has recently published her first article for EnviroKids!
She established EMPIRE to bring to light a more accurate representation of the uncharted black market. She believes in collaboration and makes great use of a shared economic model. Her talk centers around the rapid evolution of the advertising industry and provides an exhilarating glimpse of what is to come.
Eager to pursue a career in medicine, he is also passionate about videography and enjoys curating short movies. He is a content creator on YouTube and currently runs his own YouTube channel.
He has for the past 2 years been working on a very exciting project for his science expo. We don't want to give away too much so we'll just leave you with a little teazer: Milk, Housing Crises, Tackling big problems ....
Lebo is a 19 year old entrepreneur. After being kicked out of school at 16, he spent a fair deal of time with his mom, observing her line of work. A few years, many businesses and lots of failures later Lebo now runs a successful company that teaches youth (18-25) how to code. His program also covers some basic entrepreneurial skills.
Milad is a 16-year-old student from Yazd, Iran. He is passionate about education and technology and has an impressive track record for instigating change in his community.
Last year he started a team called “Danack”, a group of students setting out with a mission to improve education - one step at a time.
The team hosted Iran’s first ever school-based TEDx event. They followed this up with a physics contest called “PhysicsMysics” in which more than 160 teams competed. The latest endeavors: A “ReadingBook” club and a TED-Ed Club… All entirely student driven.
Milad’s talk is a reminder to the youth of Cape Town of just what they’re capable of. He touches on the broken state of global education and asks probing questions about whose responsibility it is to fix things.
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