• Africa's Voice

    "I am an African…My mind and my knowledge of myself is formed by the victories that are the jewels in our African crown, the victories we earned from Isandhlwana to Khartoum, as Ethiopians and as the Ashanti of Ghana, as the Berbers of the desert…I am an African. I am born of the peoples of the continent of Africa."
    Thabo Mbeki, Cape Town – 8 May 1996

  • Our Own Stories

    "There is that great proverb — that until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. That did not come to me until much later. Once I realized that, I had to be a writer. I had to be that historian. It’s not one man’s job. It’s not one person’s job. But it is something we have to do, so that the story of the hunt will also reflect the agony, the travail — the bravery, even, of the lions."
    Chinua Achebe



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Tune in to hear Africa’s most notable thought leaders share their ideas and pragmatic insights with the world.



Engage in interactive conversations with high caliber speakers that encourage exchange of ideas and the development of new thinking about the world.

Talking Heads is a leading Pan-African knowledge sharing platform created to disrupt the common negative narratives about Africa. Through live events, audio casts and videos, Talking Heads brings the Continent’s thought leaders, social disruptors and change makers to the public to share their ideas and experiences, demanding we think differently about who and what it means to be African.

The Talking Heads podcasts and videos enable anyone, anywhere, to consider the ideas and work of some of the Africa’s most notable thinkers and leaders. The podcasts feature interviews while the videos articulate the innovations and inventions that are changing lives not only in Africa, but throughout the world.

Talking Heads live events happen throughout the year at unique venues in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Using the art of conversation these events create dialogues (and bridges) between some of Africa’s most inspiring thinkers and anyone eager to engage, disagree, or change their perspective. Through a mix of musical chairs and speed dating for the brain, guests move from table to table participating in four intimate 20-minute conversations with over 40 “talking heads”.

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Disrupt your thinking about Africa with select audiocasts from the Talking Heads’ archive.

Disrupt your thinking about Africa with select videos from the Talking Heads’ archive.