About TEDX

Established in 1984, TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design —three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. The diverse audience —CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists. But, TED is about much more than famous names. It is about passion, laughter, beauty, ingenuity and ideas capable of changing the world.

About TEDxUniversity
of Johannesburg

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxUniversityofJohannesburg (TEDxUJ) is designed to serve the university community as a high-octane, community-driven, independently organized TED Talk, licensed by TED New York to be held at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Our vision is to showcase the most fascinating thinkers and leaders at UJ who will get together for a stimulating day of presentations and conversations that will inspire new ideas and opportunities across all disciplines.


our speakers

See the speakers live

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we had a virtual event this year.  Did you miss it?

Anthony Brown

Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg in the Department of Educational Psychology

Bolele Polisa

Broadcaster, Voice Over Artist, Facilitator MC and Entrepreneur

Dali Thembo

CEO & Co-founder of The Culture Foundry Company

Habib Noorbhai

Associate Professor & Co-Director: BEAHTResearch Centre

Talita Greling

Associate Professor: School of Economics, University of Johannesburg

our Team


Content creation team

Luyanda Ndaba

Social Media and Digital Marketing and Content Creator