TEDxCT Salon: Animals on Menus Debate


A discussion exploring the implication of diet for health, environment, sustainability and society, and how these balance with animal ethics. 

Video recording of the debate: HERE


Date: Thursday 31 July 2014 
Venue: Kramer Lecture Theatre 1, University of Cape Town   
Time: 18:30 to 21:00
Cost: R40           *Students: R30 
Theme:  TEDxCapeTownSalon
*Note: This is NOT a TEDx event with speakers sharing their idea in a TED-like format. This is a panel discussion.


  • Prof David Benatar Head of Philosophy at UCT (for) 
  • Nikki Botha Chef at Plant Cafe (for) 
  • Angus McIntosh Free range farmer at Spier (against)
  • Margot Hanse  MChef at Le Quartier Franzais (against)
  • Dr. Jacques Rousseau Cultural critica at UCT (against)
  • Brett Thompson Meat Free Mondays-SA (against)

Video recording of the debate: HERE


f sharp music

‘FSharpMusic’ is a name for everything we do sound and music related, from studio to live sound, and everything in between. Based in Cape Town, we aim to provide a reliable, personalized and high quality of service which includes sound, audio visual, video, stage, lighting and music entertainment. We are very hands on, and the overall success of every event is our priority.


Music and Sound Production

Building Isinthu

Building Isinthu Trust (IT 716/2012) was registered in 2012 to manage, amongst others, the financial affairs of TEDxCapeTown. The initial trustees are Bernelle Verster, Justin Beswick and James Howell.

The principle object of the Building Isinthu trust:

Building a cross-disciplinary educational and networking initiative
Team Members: 

Muriel Argent

Food & nutrition

Hannah Billingsley

Engagement Co-ordinator

Marcus Hounsell

AV and experience