When a man speaks about things close to your heart you’re already primed to listen. So when Boyd Varty, who grew up in the Londolozi Game Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park, popped up on TEDTalks I wasn’t going to miss it. And even if you’re not a wildlife addict, as I am, you shouldn't miss it either because of its central theme of ubuntu.
But much more compelling for me is when he goes on to describe the amazing heroism and ubuntu of game ranger Solly Mhlongo (and don’t I wish I could meet that man!). He also talks about the sense of community and care in a herd of elephants protecting and helping a young elephant that Solly named Elvis because she was born with deformed back legs and pelvis, which made her walk as if she was doing the Elvis the pelvis dance.
The talk will take only 15 minutes of your time. I promise it will be 15 minutes well spent.
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