General Thinkers | South Africa | 7

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"Where Innovation Takes Shape"

Rob Grey

CEO / Founder | Rocketfuel

Cape Town, South Africa

I'm blessed with an amazing family. My wife, who has proved to be my rock time and time again. My two kids have taught me see the world through different lenses and who I learn from every day. We live an amazing life in CapeTown, South Africa. As an outdoor family we are always training  … [see more]

"We are the sum of our neural connections"

Jean Labuschagne

Philanthropist | The Labuschagne Foundation

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Entrepreneur, expert in next generation neuromodulation technologies and engaged philanthropist. I believe that every person, whether healthy or ill, has the right to be healthier in order to live a better life. In 2015, I founded The Labuschagne Foundation to help fund research in neuroscience and bioengineering along with new advances in integrated technology with  … [see more]

"Thinge derive their being and nature in mutual dependence."

Michael Cope


Cape Town, South Africa

I have been designing and making jewellery since 1971. That was also the year that I published my first poem. Since then I have published some novels and books of poems, and have done a number of other things - including 8 years spent as a computer systems analyst and programmer. I started doing Karate  … [see more]

"Magic Happens"

Ithateng Mokgoro

General Designer | Gamatong

Johannesburg, South Africa

The world, when seen through my eyes, is one exhilarating piece of design. And there is no problem so complex that a good dose of design thinking cannot solve. … [see more]

"Magic Happens"

Kelo Kubu

Director | Gamatong Design

Johannesburg, South Africa

I am the founder and executive director of Gamatong Design Enterprise, a Johannesburg based design agency. I am also the licensee for TEDxJohannesburg and the convenor for TEDxSoweto since 2010. I am also TEDxAmbassador for Africa and a member of the Mandela Poster Project Collective. … [see more]

"Modern youth are magnificent"

Dave Pitcairn

School Principal | Reddam

Sydney, South Africa

As the Principal of a school I spend huge amounts of time dealing with people. Being calm and consistent are qualities that I feel help me have trusting relationships with students, parents and teachers. I love being in a position to positively influence peoples lives. I truly enjoy working with teenagers and their infectious optimism  … [see more]

"Whole mind | Whole body | Whole person thinking"

Itha Taljaard

CEO | Sense2Solve

Johannesburg, South Africa

I spent my time learning as much as I can about thinking (the neuroscience, the brain, the body, preferences, social and emotional elements) and how to tap into both the conscious and unconscious brain to improve thinking in a deliberate way. I facilitate problem solving, ideation, strategy, futures and design thinking using a variety of  … [see more]

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