TEDxUCT Amandla means Power

UCT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  |  Event , ±14 min episodes total time 3 hr 43 min  | 
This very first TEDxUCT stands tall and stands ready to remind those who have forgotten; educate those who never knew; and galvanise all who dare to care about today’s “Amandla”. We hope to reignite a fire of inspiration, ideation and interaction across the entire UCT community: from students to staff to alumni from all co rners of the university. “Amandla Awethu” translates into “Power to us” or “Power to the people.” It was, and still is, used as a rallying cry- as a cry for democratic freedom in South Africa.

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Andrew Einhorn - Math Education in South Africa: Necessities and Possibilities

Education and Technology are fast becoming firm allies in changing the relationship between teacher and student in the classroom; but how effective are these forces in communities with limited internet infrastructure? Andrew Einhorn left a career in investment banking to tackle this very issue. Here, he shares his story of why a learned love for mathematics is not just cool, but an imperative for youth empowerment. Learn more about his work to bring Khan Academy to South Africa here: www.numeric.org
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Tarisai Mchuchu-Ratshidi - Stronger Communities, Fewer Criminals

"Children are not born criminals", argues Tarisai Mchuchu-Ratshidi- UCT law graduate and current director of Young in Prison South Africa. In this moving tale of how a class trip to a prison as a student changed her perspective on the role of society in raising its children, she advocates for communities in which the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," is more than an idea, but a national mandate.
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Gregory Solik - The Design of Political Power

Amandla Awethu was one of South Africa's anti-Apartheid rallying cries, meaning "Power to the People"; and much more. Eighteen years into democracy, do the people truly have power? Is the nation's wealth shared by the nation's people? Attorney Gregory Solik is not convinced; he believes that it is the design of South Africa's legal system that is responsible for South Africa's current status quo- for its continued inequality. The solution he proposes "is unsexy, but powerful". It is an idea about our electoral system. Learn more about Greg's work at Ndifuna Ukwazi (Dare to Know) here: www.nu.org.za
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