SEEK WITH NEW EYES - A Webinar Series
Join us on this voyage of discovery
for an insider’s perspective on South Africa’s cultural landscape.
Discover South Africa’s vibrant creativity, diversity, heritage and history.
See hand-picked highlights, local gems, & places off the beaten track.
Meet tantalizing speakers & inspiring storytellers.
Have virtual conversations with dreamweavers & tastemakers.
Get a taste of things uniquely South African – from the comfort of your home.
STIMULATING | INTERACTIVE | ENRICHING
How does it work?
Cape Insights is offering this series of Zoom conversations
to wannabe travellers
who are curious but confined.
Seven fortnightly sessions,
each one-hour long.
Session1 paints ‘The Big Picture’.
The next six sesions cover these niches: Art/Craft & Design (twice),
Gardens, History, Gastronomy, Archaeology.
What do I get?
You’ll “see with new eyes”
why South Africa is enticing as a
You’ll get an insider’s perspective into the country’s cultural, creative, culinary & historical landscapes.
You’ll meet high-calibre speakers from a variety of niches
who’ll show you their worlds
and answer your questions.
that enlighten and beguile
What does it cost?
By subscribing to the whole series
you’ll receive an
Early Bird reduction,
valued at one free session.
Or pick & choose specific sessions according to your itchy feet,
or else your itchy fingers.
Either way, it’s a fair exchange to expand your horizons
and satisfy your curiosity.
And you’ll be helping us raise funds for our chosen charity
SESSION 1 | WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23 | THE BIG PICTURE
Discover what makes South Africa captivating – apart from its iconic wildlife!
Glimpse its unsurpassed natural beauty, diversity & engaging sociability, vibrant arts & culture, historical complexity,
culinary creativity, unique archaeology.
Hear from luminaries doing things differently. Front runners making their mark. Collaborative initiatives sparking hope.
Refresh your perspective. Stimulate your mind.
SESSION 2 | THURSDAY OCTOBER O8 | GARDENS
Find out about ‘’fynbos’’ – South Africa’s one-of-a kind type of vegetation.
Why the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of only six in the world, is the smallest, yet richest and very hottest of biodiversity hotspots.
What makes this the richest natural garden in the entire world.
SESSION 3 | THURSDAY OCTOBER 22 | ART/ CRAFT & DESIGN
Open a window into South Africa’s dynamic creative zone and upcoming talent.
Connect with hand-picked trailblazers whose exciting products are both art and craft.
Hear from designers breaking new ground – and about collaborative success stories that inspire.
SESSION 4 | THURSDAY NOVEMBER 05 | ARCHAEOLOGY
Trace the legacy of the Stone Age San Bushmen through their evocative rock art paintings.
Track where human origins began in The Cradle of Humankind
And an Indian Ocean-edge cave revealing the very earliest evidence of modern human behaviour.
SESSION 5 | THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19 | MEET THE MAKERS
See how creativity and cultures flourish in diverse urban and rural landscapes.
Meet talented artisans working in the far north of the country – the Limpopo province.
Hear about the buzzing, big-city culture of Johannesburg and Pretoria.
SESSION 6 | THURSDAY DECEMBER O3 | HISTORY
Uncover how the bottom tip of Africa was claimed, tamed, and shaped –
by hunters, herders, slaves from the East, and immigrants from the North.
Unravel the centuries, from times past to the dawn of democracy.
SESSION 7 | THURSDAY DECEMBER 17 | GASTRONOMY
Get a taste of the country’s cosmopolitan culinary scene, and the linkages between history and terroir.
Get a peek at feasts from nature with foragers-of-note in sun-drenched landscapes.
OUR crackerjack speakers
Trevyn is the driving force behind Southern Guild – a pioneering gallery that commissions, produces and exhibits contemporary, collectible design by the most compelling local
Southern African talent.
Possessing an unerring eye, she stirs her team to create
original work that is distinctly African and globally relevant,
to say nothing of beguiling.
Thebe is arguably Africa’s foremost brand authority, and recognised as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans.
Having visited all 55 countries on the continent, he’s passionately engaged in driving an Africa-focused agenda that positively shapes the continent’s image – and unlocks tired old tropes.
He’s intrepid – and inspiring.
Alistair is a co-founder of ReWild Africa that shines a light on solutions to restore and transform our world by creating positive, large scale impact through film, education and experiences.
On assignment for Google Trekker to showcase South Africa’s top hiking trails, he walked his talk, all 900 km. He’s an interface between technology and wilderness
help Us help Others
The Spier Arts Trust is our chosen charity because it nurtures and develops local talent and upskills careers.
It also partners with Nando’s which has the world’s largest collection of Southern African art that it showcases in its restaurants cum galleries. Nando’s patronage supports grassroots level talent, and puts the peri-peri into African art development.