TED@Johannesburg

On demand publishing in rural Africa - Arthur Attwell

Arthur Attwell, former Big Publishing employee, left in 2006 to start a socially minded venture called Electric Book Works, a company which applies innovative technology to traditional publishing.

Watch his TED@Johannesburg Talk

A bath without water - Ludwick Marishane

Ludwick Marishane is a 4th-year commerce student from Limpopo province in South Africa. He is currently rated as the best student entrepreneur in the world (Global Champion of the Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards 2011). He is the founder & Chief of Headboy Industries Inc, and is his country’s youngest patentholder after having invented DryBath™. Google has named him as one of the 12 brightest young minds in the world, and he is studying a BBusSc-Finance & Accounting degree at the University of Cape Town.

For his TED@Johannesburg Talk, Ludwick talked about his award-winning invention, the waterless DryBath. The product’s far-reaching potential will be of use to people in many different types of desperate situations.

One woman’s constitutional right to rule - Yvonne Mokgoro

Yvonne Mokgoro has stepped down from the bench at the Constitutional Court having served a full 15-year term. She now serves as Judge in the Office of the Chief Justice. She also serves on a number of law bodies, trusts and boards. She has taught Law at South African, British, American and Dutch universities, and she holds a number of honoraryProfessorships and doctorates in South Africa and abroad.

For her TED@Johanneburg Talk, Yvonne Mokgoro talked about how the South African constitution continues to turn around centuries of tradition and injustice, and in the process, transforms the lives of the ordinary South Africans.