Phuti Manguba & Isabel Brenner

Designathon Works SA

2017, 2018, 2019

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About the host:

Phuti Manguba is a Design Thinking Strategist and Service Designer. She is the founder of Barweshi Consulting, a start-up using innovative approaches such as Design Thinking. Phuti uses her ability as a natural storyteller to help clients create exciting stories about their brands and products. She is also passionate about teaching children to use critical thinking and creativity. Through her company she has partnered with Designathon Works to empower and unleash children’s creativity using new technologies. Isabel Brenner is a junior designer at Designathon Works HQ. This year she is going to Johannesburg to execute research during the GCD.

About the event:

The event will take place at WWF Johannesburg.

The Cool Kids Farm

On this farm, the vegetables grow upwards to use the land efficiently, and have artificial light instead of the sun. There is a pump that pumps water to all levels of the farm. This way we can make more food and save space.

The Hunger Scale

This invention is a scale that measures the exact amount of hunger you might have. Based on what and how much you need, the scale produces food to make your hunger go away. This way it solves the hunger, and you can not eat too much, and no food is thrown away. You always get a healthy meal, you are never hungry and there is less food waste!

The Vending Machine

This vending machine redistributes the food that other people have left over. To use it, you don’t need to have money; it takes recyclables in exchange for food. No food leftovers are wasted and the city is cleaned up as well. This machine would be on the street in the city so people without money can reach it.

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