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Township & Tourism, SidebySide

@ VOL 50 ON SEP 04, 2018

Cape Town is one of the most divided, and yet pluralist, cities in the world. After growing up in the US for the majority of his childhood, social entrepreneur, musician and cultural activist Jason Woolf moved to the city and confronted the absurdity head-on. This is his story of living in Khayelitsha and building Umbiyozo Foundation, South Africa’s largest alliance of traditional song-and-dance community projects, as well as his plan to revitalize and unite the city, in partnership with the tourism industry.

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Indian Classical Music and the Guru-Shishya Tradition

@ VOL 50 ON SEP 04, 2018

Along with learning the techniques of rendering music, when a dedicated disciple shares the values and vision of his teacher, a “Guru-Shishya” bond is established. An insightful guru makes sure that the disciple rises above the aesthetics and connects with the divine, a remarkable tradition of Indian Classical Music.

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The Future of Relationships

@ VOL 50 ON SEP 04, 2018

Almost half of South Africa’s children grow up fatherless, fewer people marry and there are more divorces than ever before. Noting the model of human relationships as failing, Mark proposes a ‘new normal’ and ways to better navigate and support human relationships. From multiple perspectives he reframes the human relationship cycle from dating to marriage, and from parenting to co-parenting.

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Sustainable Fashion

@ VOL 50 ON SEP 04, 2018

I started researching the brands I support and the garments in my wardrobe, and realised i need to become a Conscious Consumer. My wardrobe was bursting at the seems and I was funding fast fashion. More research led me to the Rana Plaza Collapse and the conditions the factory workers worked in which made me more aware of why I need to know who made my clothes. #WhoMadeMyClothes is now a global movement through the Fashion Revolution which was started after the Rana Plaza collapse. I have just done two courses on sustainable fashion, and would also like to touch on my findings when i researched a pair of Zara jeans in my wardrobe. Attached are sample slides with talking points & images.

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The Power of Music to shift perspectives

@ VOL 50 ON SEP 04, 2018

Auriol Hays is a musical storyteller and award-nominated artist who lives by the motto, 'Awareness through music'. She believes that music has the power to be a great equalizer and shift perspectives, and through music has raised awareness of numerous causes, ranging from Alzheimer's through to Greenpeace's Arctic 30.

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The healing power of speaking your truth

@ VOL 50 ON SEP 04, 2018

Sarah Isaacs invited women to share experiences of abuse and sexual assault, hoping to turn her own violation into something good that might encourage others to speak up and let go of the shame that was never theirs to carry. Sarah's talk looks at the healing power of honest expression and the role this project played in her recovery.

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World Record painting in support of Rhinos

@ VOL 50 ON SEP 04, 2018

He plans to set a Guinness World Record for the largest painting ever (1 hectare or 10000m2) made up of 1200 life size Rhino paintings painted by the public around the world. After the certification by Guinness it will be taken to Vietnam and put on display to raise awareness and hopefully create a reduction in demand for their horns. He believes this is the only way our Rhinos can be saved as desperate poachers will continue to risk their lives if the rewards are so high.

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Homeless in Cape Town

@ VOL 50 ON SEP 04, 2018

Two years ago with the Cape Argus, Danny and his team created awareness about the people living on the streets in Cape Town. Danny was one of them. 
What was supposed to be a 15-day diary has now been running for over 2 years.
In these two years, Danny has managed to network with the most remarkable people and the homeless today are better equipped to face life again.

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The Power of Music

@ VOL 50 ON SEP 04, 2018

As the founder of Studio 7 - an event featuring live acoustic performances in unique spaces - Patrick shares his love of music and how it can change the way we experience life. As a person who helps brands brand themselves through sound, Patrick believes that music holds the power to change people, and how music can enliven everything from neurons to the water in our bodies.

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The Day I nearly Died

@ VOL 49 ON JUL 03, 2018

We think we have forever to do the things we always wanted to do, to be the person we always wanted to be. But we never really know when our time will be up. Timea shares her story of just how close she came to death from a ruptured brain aneurysm, and the lessons she learnt from the experience about living life to the fullest, while we still have time.

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Farming: not boring and ripe for change

@ VOL 49 ON JUL 03, 2018

A trip to Ethiopia 17 years ago lit a spark in Leah and paved the way for an interesting career in agriculture. As a farmer, she is passionate about living a sustainable life: how food is produced, how it impacts the earth and how people benefit. In rural Africa, many farmers rely on their livestock as an informal banking system, but have no access to animal feed during times of drought. Using drought-hardy fodder trees and complementary agricultural practices she is making a tangible difference in the lives of small-scale farmers.

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Living a Low-Impact Life

@ VOL 49 ON JUL 03, 2018

Daring Greatly Jade is a mother, creator, eco activists, teacher and budding entrepreneur. She will be sharing some of the milestones, highlights and learnings of a life changing venture that has spanned over the last 3 years. It started with a leap of faith, and has resulted in her living each day with passion and purpose.