TED talks began in 1984 as an intimate gathering of influential figures from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design (TED).
The annual event was turned into a global platform for "ideas worth spreading" after being taken over by Chris Anderson's nonprofit Sapling Foundation. TED describes their TEDx events as "a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together … where live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group".
On Thursday, TEDx invited speakers from all over Africa to take part in #TEDxJoburg.
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