EKONENI: Street Corner Stories
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7: Choreographing a New Future with Theo Ndindwa
Theo Ndindwa uses dance for social change, and co-founded the iKapa Dance Theatre with his wife Tanya Arshamian in 2007 to teach dance, empowerment and life skills to youth in townships around Cape Town. iKapa believes that “the transformation of South Africa lies with the development of disadvantaged communities and youth.” Theo returned to South Africa after years in the U.K, where he trained and performed with the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, amongst others. He is a...
6: William Mapham and the App that's Changing Healthcare
In this episode we meet William Mapham, the founder of Vula, a mobile phone app that connects patients and health care workers with specialist doctors quickly, easily and effectively. Like many developing countries, South Africa doesn't have enough doctors to go around, and the problem is most acute in remote, rural and underserved areas. Specialist advice can be quite literally be a matter of life and death: Can this patient be treated with the resources available on site? Do they need to...
5: Rethabile Mashale Sonibare on Black Excellence and STEM for Girls
In Episode 5 of EKONENI: Street Corner Stories we meet Rethabile Mashale Sonibare. Rethabile is the inspiring founder of the Thope Foundation, which is bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to preteen girls in Khayelitsha, through an after school club that combines robotics and coding, with health and life skills. And in January 2018, the Thope Foundation will open the new Molo Mhlaba School, which Rethabile describes as having a radically different vision for...
4: Bringing Tech to the Township, Luvuyo Rani
In 2006, Luvuyo Rani opened up an Internet café in Khayelitsha, the largest township in Cape Town, after spending two years selling computers to teachers from the boot of his car. Today, Luvuyo is the founder of Silulo Ulutho Technologies, a proudly South African tech company that employs over 170 people across 45 branches. Luvuyo and his partners at Silulo Ulutho believe in access to technology as a means for disadvantaged South Africans to secure greater opportunities in education and...
Sneak Peek: BYPASS with Shane Vermooten
Welcome to EKONENI's sneak peek of Episode 2, where we meet Shane Vermooten - a director from Cape Town who just released his first feature length film and Africa's first medical thriller, BYPASS, highlighting the underbelly of South Africa’s organ trafficking black market. Stay tuned for our full episode with Shane, out this Wednesday. Music is by Bottled Sounds and the talented Shaun Lawler.
1: Tamburai Chirume of ONEOFEACH
In the first episode of EKONENI: Street Corner Stories, we meet Tamburai Chirume the co-founder of ONEOFEACH, a mother and daughter design duo based in Cape Town. ONEOFEACH is driven by Tamburai and her mother Pauline's love for the African continent and desire to celebrate and share its history, by creating a luxury product made in a Africa, for the world. They source traditional patterned fabrics using methods like wax printing and pit-and-stone dyeing processes from Mali, Ghana,...
Sneak Peek: Tamburai Chirume of ONEOFEACH
Welcome to EKONENI's sneak peek of Episode 1, where we meet Tamburai Chirume - co-founder of ONEOFEACH, a mother and daughter design duo based in Cape Town. ONEOFEACH is driven by Tamburai's love for the African continent and desire to celebrate and share its history, by creating a high end, luxury product made in a Africa for the world. Stay tuned for our full episode with Tamburai, out tomorrow! Music is by Bottled Sounds and the talented Shaun Lawler.
The American Corner Makerspace
EKONENI is supported by the U.S. Consulate of Cape Town and the American Corner, Cape Town Central Library. Our ad music "Sea Legs" is by Bottled Sounds and Shaun Lawler. Photo by Theon Reilly Pather / ACCT.