We The People
South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy this year. Upon reflection, we find more questions than answers. What is certain though, is that life in 2014 is vastly different from what it was in 1994. Notable catalysts of this remarkable transformation are the heroic deeds that men and women of this country, in every field of endeavour, have put into creating a new and better life for themselves and for future generations—often against the grain. As we change gear and look to the next 20 years, we celebrate the unassumingly industrious people of this beautiful land. If we have learnt anything at all, it’s that the future they are building is anything but inevitable.
TEDxJohannesburg 2014 takes place on Thursday 21 August. Registration opens on 2 May.
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What to expect
Expect an eclectic, colourful programme divided into four sessions: Anchors, Pillars, Oracles and Protégés. Speakers and performers are selected from a range of struggle veterans, guardians of the constitution, legendary writers, bloggers, educators, social justice activists, musicians, pioneering journalists, sporting heroes, technologists, urban planners, scientists, entrepreneurs, humanitarians, economists, comedians, environmentalists, marketing gurus, sangomas and philosophers.
The shortest presentation is 3 minutes long, and the longest is 18 minutes tops.
The event opens with registration at 10am and ends with a networking reception, running from 6pm to 8pm.
Stay tuned for further details.
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