TEDxCapeTown 2015

TEDx Cape Town stage

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Date: 15 August
Time: 09h00 – 17h00 (Registration opens 08h00)
Venue: Cape Town City Hall
Price: R380 
After Party: Cape Town City Hall

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The balance between freedom and control is a constant tug of war. In all areas of our lives - personal and professional, spiritual and practical, as individuals and as groups - we experience an ongoing tussle regarding whether and where boundaries should be drawn. This year, TEDxCapeTown's main event brings speakers and audience members together to explore the paradox "Open Access Control" in different contexts.

2015 marks the 5th year of TEDxCapeTown, which for the team and the community highlights five years of a fascinating journey. We have navigated our way through ups and downs and with retrospection have uncovered common threads that embody our journey, and TEDx as a movement. We have embraced the challenge that putting TEDxCapeTown together each year brings, almost as strongly as we have embraced the community that supports it. We too have experienced the daily dichotomies between openness, access and control that creep in when being part of any endeavour. Sometimes, we work within the parameters and sometimes we challenge them.

Is there a fine line between openness, access and control? Do constraints provide us with a safe and free society in which to thrive, or do they hinder our existence? We will be tackling these difficult questions at TEDxCapeTown 2015.

Speaker Lineup 

Session 1

  • Myrna Lewis: Mining the gold of conflict
  • Ian McCallum: Poetry and Nature: Voice For The Voiceless
  • Kyle Louw: Roses, Violets, Preconceptions ... Poetry
  • Surprise performance

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

*Schedule of line-up subject to change

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Eastern Acoustics

Eastern Acoustics offers world-class audiovisual technical support, for small and international events. From crafting the sound, supplying equipment to sourcing artists, we offer a full range of services; from event organisation to technical solutions.

Eastern Acoustics: Official AV Partner


Antfarm is a video and audio communications technology company and the Internet and our client’s IT networks are our playground.

Official livestreaming partner of TEDxCapeTown, enabling ideas worth spreading. Globally.

Tribe Coffee

As roasters, Tribe Coffee is in the deliriously unique space of having not only two top calibre roasters in Jake Easton and Bradley Juter but is transformed by having a coffee professional in Kate Nero, who, when combined with their gifted palates and unique insights, make Tribe Coffee a collection of highly gifted coffee tasters and coffee professionals who take this science of coffee into the sublime.

Tribe Coffee

Tsogo Sun

Tsogo Sun is South Africa's leading hotels, gaming and entertainment company, with a portfolio of 14 casinos and over 90 hotels in South Africa, Africa and Seychelles.

Tsogo Sun's vision is to provide the greatest possible variety of quality hospitality, leisure, gaming and entertainment experiences at every one of their destinations.

They are proud to be aligning with TEDxCapeTown and stimulating the sharing of ideas, experiences and conversations.

Hospitality partner


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Team Members: 

Justin Beswick

Justin Beswick
The Motivator

Saskia Busch

Queen Bee

Jonathan Endean


Tamryn Sherriffs

Speaker liason

Samantha Wolhuter

Audience and Community engagement (or just Audience)

Alex Jongens

TEDx in perpetuity

Teri Kruger


Susan Gaigher


Bryan Teare


Erika Hundersmarck


Ronell Swartbooi


Nichay Coetzee


Safeeya Mahomed

Safeeya Mahomed
Past Speaker Engagement

Carla Goldstein


Dane Rossenrode