Tickets for TEDxCapeTownED now open to the public!

“Educators with Ideas Worth Spreading … in under 12 minutes”
16 June 2012

Come listen to inspirational educators tackle some of South Africa’s toughest questions, attempting to answer them with innovation, enterprise and enduring optimism. A TEDx event is a place in our community that inspires people to change our lives, our futures and ultimately, our world.

TEDxCapeTownED is about creating opportunities for cooperation, innovation and learning, relevant to education and learning in South Africa, in a fun and professional way.

Tickets are priced at R350 each, which includes access to the main venue and speakers, a hot lunch, parking and refreshments during the day (a cash bar will be available for drinks other than tea and coffee)

There is already high demand for places and only a limited number of tickets available. Tickets will be sold on a first paid first served basis until they are sold out. We cannot reserve tickets so once you have been invoiced we recommend making payment as early as possible to secure your place at the event.

To order more than 5 tickets for an organisation please separately email

Full list of speakers:

Dr Mamphela Ramphele
Activist, Author, Academic, Businesswoman and Medical Doctor

Prof Tim Noakes
UCT Professor of Sports Science

Soli Philander
Seasoned broadcaster, award-winning actor, television presenter, director, comedian, playwright, columnist and motivational speaker.

John Gilmour
Founder and Director of six LEAP Science & Maths Schools & Principal of one them

Leigh Meinert
TSiBA Education Founder & CEO

Brent van Rensburg
Founder of the Zip Zap Circus School

Phadiela Cooper
Principal of Centre of Science & Technology (COSAT) Khayelitsha

Jos Dirkx
Girls & Football SA Founder

Laura Czerniewicz
Head of UCT’s Centre for Open Education

Murray Gibbon
Claremont High School Principal

Louise Van Rhyn
Symphonia Founder & CEO

Malinga Nopote
Principal of Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park

Christoph Hagspihl
Maths Teacher at Mfuleni High School

Rich Mulholland
Thinker, starter of things, passionate about education

Steve Sherman
Founder of Living Maths

Prof Ian Scott
UCT’s Director of Academic Development

Craig Charnock
Founder of UBuntu Bridge – Xhosa and Zulu language teaching company.

Xola Soliki
GOLD Peer Educator

Sam Paddock
GetSmarter Founder & Executive Director