By Novell Zwange – JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s most talented and visionary young thinkers and activists will this month converge at Apartheid Museum for TEDxYouth@Soweto.
This event brings together a dozen of South Africa’s most inspired and visionary thinkers and doers between the ages of 16 and 21, including Precious Kofi, Catherine Peter, Reid Falconer, the duo Don Juan Khabana and Ross Ranby, and the Melodi Music Ensemble. Presenters will share their visions on topics such as education, work, money and the planet.
Joining them will be 120 pre-selected delegates from all backgrounds: people who are inspired by new ideas and who have the passion to take them forward.
The speakers and audience members will engage with the theme – We, The Future – and challenge ourselves to examine the future we are creating, and our places in it. What kind of world are we creating? Are we building the future we want to see? Sixteen years after the birth of democracy in South Africa, will today’s youth fulfil their full human potential?
TEDxYouth is a global phenomenon. While young people in Soweto consider these questions, more than 50 other TEDx communities around the world will also ask young people to share their visions of the future.
Like all TED events, TEDxYouth@Soweto is about ideas worth sharing. It’s about making new connections and inspiring each other to action. Every participant in the event brings their own unique perspective: from the speaker on stage to audience members sharing a conversation in the lobby. This extraordinary event is expected to bring a diverse pool of young talent to share a glimpse of tomorrow.