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UCT Graduate School of Business Talking Heads

“This information could change your life”

Speed dating for the brain: spend an evening in the living archive of Cape Town

Coordinated By:

Barbara Mathers

When and Where:

Thurs 18 At 19h30, the Iziko South African Museum


120 Minutes


R100 – Call Felicia on 021 422 0468 to Book

A vast wealth of knowledge, wisdom and trivia is stored in isolated pockets in the collective consciousness of Cape Town.

For one night only, the UCT Graduate School of Business invites you to interact with an encyclopaedia of fascinating people in a beautiful location. 60 experts from a wide range of fields and backgrounds gather in the depths of the Iziko South African Museum to share revelations with you. Their brief is to respond to the topic “This information could change your life”.

A bell marks the time and you move from table to table engaging in four intimate 20 minute conversations with … a cosmologist, a trends analyst, a sex worker, a nuclear physicist, an ecologist … who knows who you will meet and how your life might be changed.

Only 100 tickets are available for this opulent affair. Dress with flair. Spier wines will be served.

This event is made possible through the generous funding of UCT’s Graduate School of Business.

The venue has been donated by IZIKO.

Alexander Meiring

Entrepreneur, earns a living creating and adapting business processes, with a My special interest in social intelligence.

Andries du Toit

UWC, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies

Bonita Bennet

District 6 Museum

Cal Burns

Matchboxology – an idea incubater – Levi Red for Life, Big Brands Do Good

Carola  Koblitz

How the 2010 Fifa World Cup will benefit Cape Town

Chris Breen

Visionary thinker around executive leadership development

Clive Harvey Fox

Ex-Investment Banker who has reinvented his life story.

Correne Coetzer

Wife of Wynand Coetzer, adventurer who walked in North Pole and on Ice

Craig Strachan

Eran Eyal

Springleap on crowdsourcing creativity

Gail Jennings

Writer, activist, advocate for alternative transport systems, magazine

Gavin Dudley

Digital Technology

Imraan Coovadia


Joe Botha

Entrepreneur that built ISP and networking company, Trust Fabric

Joe Menell

Community TV and film director.

Joy Olivier

Runs a Non Profit Organisation that focuses on empowerment of youth through e-literacy

JP Naude

Good Hope FM DJ

Kutloano Skosana

Cape Town 2014 World Design Capital Bid

Kurt Orderson

Doc film maker, including the film ‘Prodical Son’

Lisa Firer

Ceramic artist, facilitates mindful meditation practice

Marcel Oudejans

Magician and marketing author

Melissa Steyn

Director Inst for intercultural & diversity studies

Mike Rahfaldt

Community radio geniue

Mwenya Kabwe

Actor, director, arts initiator, bonfire theatre

Patrick Tummins


Peter Becker

Alternative Energy

Peter Shrimpton

Runs Heart Global, incubates social entrepreneurs and social enterprises

Phillip Dexter

Recovering communist, businessman and COPE spokesman

Puleng Molahlehi

Creativity, innovation and strategy

Ronald S Roberts

Writer, author of books including “No Cold Kitchen: A Biography of Nadine Gordimer” and “Fit to Govern: The Native Intelligence of Thabo Mbeki”.

Sheraan Amod

Just got venture capital for a facebook-type of startup biz

Sheryl Ozinsky

Motivational speaker and Marketing consultant

Tasso Evangelinos

Giving responsibly social development in the Cape Town C City

Valmont Layne

Vuyokazi Yonke

Runs Infinite Beauty Travel and writes poetry

Warren Lee

Runs No Standing recycling project and is also a poet

Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro)

Editorial cartoonist for the Mail & Guardian and Sunday Times, anti-apartheid activist and recepient of numerous international and South African awards.

editorial cartoonist for Mail & Guardian and Sunday Times