Ubuntu Global Networking Webinar

Description: Attending our monthly global networking event, on the last Thursday of each month, not only provides a valuable platform to connect with professionals from diverse industries but also embraces the spirit of ubuntu, a fundamental philosophy deeply rooted in South African culture.

Ubuntu emphasizes the interconnectedness and importance of community, fostering a sense of togetherness and collaboration.

Our virtual networking events offer numerous benefits such as:
• Expanding professional connections, in the UK and SA
• Knowledge sharing
• Exchanging ideas and business challenges
• Unlocking career opportunities
• Enhancing visibility
• Fostering a sense of emotional support and camaraderie

We are pleased to confirm that Angus Begg - former Carte Blanche producer, travel photojournalist, Daily Maverick contributor, keynote speaker and private guide - will be giving a short talk on 'Human Origins'.  It is a well-established fact that in the Highveld hills outside Johannesburg, South Africa, lies the Cradle of Humankind. Perhaps lesser known is that the southern Cape coastline is regarded as the Cradle of Human Culture. Angus has used his experience around both Cradles and southern Africa to create a Human Origins safari, moving the subject out of academia and into the hands of the traveller. In this short talk he attempts to give us a glimpse into two billion years of amazing.

Angus Begg

A CNN award-winning TV producer, journalist and international relations and journalism postgraduate-turned private safari guide, Angus Begg joins us with 25 years’ experience of global travel.

The bulk of Angus’ professional travel, however, has been within sub-Saharan Africa. As a young journalist he was involved in covering segments of the Somalia conflict in 1992 and the Rwanda genocide of ’94.  When he covered the tail-end of the Rwandan genocide in June/July 1994, he attended a peace and security conference in Arusha, neighbouring Tanzania, where the Rwandan War Crime Tribunal would soon be based. After the conference Angus (and his fellow delegates) were introduced to their first Tanzanian national parks. Both experiences – Somalia and Rwanda – cemented his enthusiasm for, and curiosity in, the narratives to be found in the East African wildlife tourism and conservation industry.

Over the next roughly 20 years since, Angus pursued almost parallel, related careers – one as a current affairs and conservation television producer and the other as a travel-writer and photojournalist, focusing mostly on southern Africa. With a CNN award and various commendations in his back pocket, Angus used his experience and talents to start his next career – that of private guide and safari itinerary designer.

He loves little better than sharing his passion for the bush, people, rhinos, fynbos and cool–climate dry white wines, using his life experience to inform his other career as a private guide. 

Participation is free, but registration is essential.

Zoom links will be sent out in the 24 hours prior to the event.

1:00pm, Thu 30th May 2024
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Hosted at:  Zoom

Contact: Email:  Contact organiser

Ticket price:Free

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