Past Cape Town Event: VOL 48

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VOL 48

May 08, 2018
@ District

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Changing of the cables on Table Mountain

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Every year Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company shuts down for their annual maintenance. Every 4 years the cables that haul the cable cars up and down are changed. Every 6 years the cable cars are completely stripped and refurbished, and every 12 years the cable on which the cars run are re-tensioned.

Since 2005 Gary Hirson has been the only photographer commissioned to photograph this engineering feat. Mid-winter cape weather and tight timelines add to the stresses of completing the task at hand, which has to be completed on time. Local artisans and Swiss engineers work side-by-side to ensure safe passage for future tourists.

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In Celebration of Walking

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Looking through the lens of the 52 walks on offer in South Africa’s only walking festival, Galeo Saintz tells how this simple festival in celebration of walking, is a tool for re-connecting to nature and to each other, whilst being a catalyst for linking communities, supporting tourism and raising funds for environmental charities.

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Your values — our future

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Have you ever thought about and prioritised your values? Have you considered how your values shape the world around you? Robert Zipplies challenges us to ponder how we want to build a better future for all. Exploring these questions is important — personally, as organisations and as a society.

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Learning about self love and acceptance through kink and BDSM.

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Tapiwa Guzha shares his journey to self-acceptance and love, and how it is linked to BDSM & kink. Tapiwa learned much about the human body and its wonders while his artistic side flourished in this world of rope bondage

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14 Days across the Himalayas

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Andre de Wet recently spent 14 days riding a classic Royal Enfield motorcycle across part of the Himalayas, through Kashmir and high up near the Pakistan & Chinese borders. He covered nearly 2000 kilometers and rode passes as high as 5300 meters, nearly as high as Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Betting on Chaeli's abilities

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

A recipient of the International Children's Peace Prize, Michaela Mycroft - affectionately known as Chaeli - was born with cerebral palsy. Chaeli is on a journey to prove her doubters wrong, proving disabled people can do just about anything able bodied individuals can do. Her latest challenge, a five-day journey by horse, is to raise awareness about Cerebral Palsy and securing 'bets' for the Chaeli Campaign.

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Breaking Pageant Stereotypes

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

We often place limits on what we can do and what we have the potential of achieving. We often underestimate how far one can go and the ultimatum of terminating or continuing. In every aspect of life, there is something called Stamina, not just in sport.

The aim of Habib Noorbhai's inspiring, enthused, and motivated talk will be geared towards what and how you can see through your desired goals, accomplishments and targets.

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The Essential 3Cs to Future Proof your Career

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

The World Economic Forum says we need new skills to survive in the new economy. Charlotte Kemp asks: How do we teach and inculcate these skills into our education and work lives? How do we prepare ourselves with invisible soft skills in anticipation of an industry that may not exist? How do we become more valuable than an artificial intelligence algorithm?

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What would you tell yourself at 18?

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

At 18, clueless about how to tackle adulthood, Sophie Joans began to stop people on the street and ask them: If you could tell you at 18 one phrase of life advice, what would you say?

After collecting thousands of quotes, from street sweepers to celebrities, Sophie printed some of them onto A7 cards. She continues to collect quotes, but now invites people to pick a card without looking, and 'see what the universe wants them to know'. On starting this project, the magic was watching people as they tried to condense their whole lives into one phrase of advice. Now it is also amazing watching people react to the card they chose, and how it is so often relevant to their lives.

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Hold To Your Dreams

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Matt shares how he achieved his dream of free solo rock climbing, including the inner journey and battle to overcome his personal fears. In the process, he has achieved South Africa's most challenging rock climbs... without ropes and safety gear. Visually stunning (and a bit scary), his message: hold to your dreams because it's possible and it will lead you to amazing places.

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HIV-to-HIV kidney transplants

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

On a Fulbright Scholarship in South Africa, Komal documents those working on HIV-to-HIV kidney transplants on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as the attitudes, knowledge, and perceptions of the HIV+ population towards HIV-to-HIV transplantation. The talk focuses on Dr. Elmi Muller and her journey in performing the first HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant and the reaction of institutions thereafter,

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The climate diet

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

The Climate Diet is a global sustainable food initiative. They create accessible recipes that battle the effects of climate change. How? By collaborating with Master Chefs around the world that inspire a climate diet.

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Hiking up Table Mountain every day in 2018

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

In the face of so much negativity in the news, Andrew has sought to create a positive story to raise money and awareness for organisations doing amazing work in the country (like Habitat for Humanity). By hiking up Table Mountain EVERY DAY during 2018, he wants to show South Africans that together we can do incredible things.

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Entrepreneurship: Moving from # to reality

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Based on 7 years of experience, Grant paints a picture of entrepreneurial life for non-entrepreneurs to better understand the perseverance, discipline and passion it takes to be a business owner.

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Flow, more than just an optimal performance state

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Through sharing his journey from global surfing traveler to Big City survivor, Neil Kohler will be talking Flow & why it's the next Mindfulness revolution. He will cover three essentail qualities of Flow, it's characteristics, how is occurs & why we have all experienced it.

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How to punch fear in the face

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Using her own drawings (and photos), Tegan shares her story about a self-designed circumnavigation of New Zealand. In order to conquer the challenge - equivalent to 10 IronMan-distance triathlons - she drew herself a small purple potato to help her handle the scarier parts of the adventure.

Elaine Woodbridge
Photo collector, digital restorer and artist, Self and UCT
Tegan Phillips
in Cape Town
Grant Greeff
in Cape Town
Ana Loayza
in Cape Town
Neil Kohler
in Cape Town
Matt Bush
in Cape Town
Komal Kumar
in Cape Town
Andrew Patterson
in Cape Town
Ruben Hazelzet
in Cape Town