Reflections from Vuyisa Qabaka (Thrivors S1)

Reflections from Thrivors Experience | 1/21

Over the course of the next 21-Days I will be sharing daily reflections from the Thrivors experience. There are some obvious things about being on a 21-day plant-based (vegan) diet and camping, BUT there’s a number of surprising things I learnt along the way…which will serve to shape my future and hopefully yours.

Reflection 1:


This was a big one for me, as I have “struggled” with my most personal relationship and usually over simple things.

Ho’oponopono is all about taking responsibility for everything that affects your state of being – the art of acceptance, forgiveness and cleansing energies.

In practice, you DO a Ho’oponopono by saying:
I’m Sorry…
Please Forgive me…
Thank you…
I Love you…

Use Ho’oponopono to seek forgiveness, reset relationship, rebuild trust or resolve conflict.

…more reflections tomorrow 🙏🏽


Reflections from Thrivors Experience | 2/21

“Focus on the Essence
Be flexible with the form”

Reflection 2:

As the first ‘Chair’ of Thrivors, I learnt the true meaning of this fairly quickly and as early as the 3rd day when we received the brief for our 1st project with 30-hours to deliver it, a caregiver appreciation day.

From that moment on and every other moment thereafter terms like flexibility and adaptability were used interchangeably many times.

“Essence is that (thing) which makes something what it is.”

The form can change, but the essence remains the same (something may exist in many forms, come from the same essence).

Reflections from Thrivors experience | 3/21

Decisions of the head 🧠 versus decisions of the heart 💖

Reflection 3

It was as early as Day 2 that Toto challenged me to “speak from the heart” that my lame attempt was soon met with “I sense that you want to say something, but speak it with compassion brother”…

…BOOM…and just like that I was caught, like a deer in headlight. I crambled in my head for an answer, but I was still rationalizing my words from “the head”. Who is the heck is this guy. Damn it. This thing is going to be harder than I thought, because I always protect my heart (from human disappointment, lies and forked tongues).

Anyway…in our daily lives (in the real world) , whether in business, hustling a deal in Africa or manuevering your way up the corporate ladder in a professional field, your decision making is mostly (like 99%) made from your head/ by your head/ rationalized by your head.

Its that thing that happens when you have 2-voices in your head, ie the hidden truth in your heart and whatever mambo jumbo that comes out of your mouth that feels connected to your brain. I’m sure you know that feeling.

The world and the work environments we spent most of time in don’t feel safe for us to speak our truth, with love and compassion (more on SPruthING in a future post). The people around us, at least in business and our professional lives, never seem “ready” to handle the voice of the heart or our genuine truth.

I left the Thrivors experience still fear the voice of my heart and still fairly head strong that “it was better” to focus on the words in my head, not the truth in my heart. Or at least the compromise is that I will attempt to ‘teach’ those around me HYBRgroup and Workinprogress first and that the true voice of heart will only be heard by my family because “those are the only people who take time to understand and still love me, even when I’m vulnerable to speak my truth”.

Peace and light fellow humans.
I love you.💕


Reflections from Thrivors experience | 4/21

Win Win Win 👌🏾

Reflection 4:

Before I start, let me state upfront that “Win Win Win” is not some mantra to push the Springboks to victory in the Rugby World Cup final today…its actually a true thing, including the finger sign/ gesture.

Anyone who knows me well enough knows that one of ‘my -isms’ is constantly asking if “You are winning”, so imagine my surprise when one of the things that drives the story of unconditional love is a constant reminder of “Win Win Win”.

At face value “Win” repeated three times seems incredibly fun and marginally empowering, but to me and everyone on the camp, it became the embodiment of self actualization…let me explain…

When “I” win…
…”You” win…
…and “We” all win.

When “I” win (singular self)
“You” win (selfless gift)
“We” win (the world, the earth, everyone around us)

In other words, the selfless act of giving, should be received with the grace and gratitude, to give hope, love or joy, without a compromise or sacrifice to self, for the greater benefit of all (mankind, the environment and every living being).

Bringing context to this a little more:

Many of my amazing human friends “give” to others selflessly without reward or gratitude, yet most of the time they do so to their own personal detriment, which can lead to ill health, dis-ease, broken relationships, depression and financial ruin…”the unintended consequence of such a break down is poor of impact, broken promises and lack of progress in society or the environment.

What “Win Win Win” seeks to achieve is holistic positive impact, for self, beneficiaries and the world at large. When you do good…you too must be “win” 👌🏾

Taking this away from giving or charity or social impact for a second…consider how “Win Win Wins” can be applied in our daily lives…

…in business (doing a deal, paying market competitive salaries, performance bonuses for staff etc)

…debate/ “negotiating” compromises with your spouse

…politics (not politricks)

…services delivery (government or customer service)

…or even that moment when you’re about to pay a bribe to a traffic officer…how your “win win wins” then?

Everyday we are called upon to make decisions that may seem to be one sided in benefit, but seen differently those decisions have a ripple effect of impact…so go for the win, but remember to make it “Win Win Win”.

Continuing to win.
Remember to love one another 💕


Reflections from Thrivors experience | 5/21

Being “Intentional”

Reflection 5:

I must have heard only twice a day…”I want to be intentional with time” or “…lets be intentional with time”.

To honest very few were ever intentional with time on the camp, perhads the words didn’t have the same level of resonance for them as it was for me (and a few others).

Being intentional and being intentional with time specifically has been one major turn around at a personal level…I’m intentional with my plant-based diet, even in the face of KFC or chesa nyama and no free range chicken drumsticks formed against shall prosper. I’m intentional with cutting dairy and sugar from my diet. I’m intentional with being a permanent member of the 5am club. I’m intentional with daily appreciation and gratitude. I’m intentional with being more intentional in my actions (and their consequences).

…you get the gist of the message or do you want me to spell it out for you – “Be more intentional (intention driven) with your sh*t”, stop procrastinating and start taking control…own your shift.

Embrace a new paradigm.
Peace and light fellow humans, have an awesome week ahead. 🌻

Reflections from Thrivors experience | 6/21

SPruth – “Speaking your TRUTH with love and compassion”

Reflection 6:

What a WoW 🤯

SPruth…SPruthing has been a revelation. The only disclaimer being – to master the art of “spruthing”, you need 3 things:

(1) Willingness to speak the truth
(2) Willingness to receive the truth
(3) Willingness to love and to speak with compassion

I know that I struggle with this and I will continue to struggle with this, even now. In my daily life, I use my head to make decision and thus expect everyone to do the same. The trouble when operating with “head” is that there is little or no “heart”. When the heart is absent, then love and compassion are also absent – both in speaking and receiving.

One major tip on ‘spruthing’ is to “Start your spruth with appreciation”, this will help set the tone for speaking truth (with love and compassion) and it being received (from a place of love and compassion).

SPruthing is not about starting a debate or “constructive criticism”, but rather more about opening ones heart to the people around you. When you master spruthing, you free your heart and open your mind.

One of my big takeaways from the camp is that many people are hurt and are hurting, emotionally. The default position that society places us is to “protect” ourselves from further hurt, by hating, envy, judgement, disapproval, white lies, half truth, pushback, backstabbing, judgement etc…which collectively close our hearts.

SPruthing frees us from our judgement and pushes to own our shift, because it may seem easy to speak the truth, but not so easy to speak it with love and compassion let alone to receive it with love and compassion as well.

The next time you see me and have a SPruth to share…pull me aside and SPruth away…I’m ready to receive it 🌈

Peace and light follow humans…Go out and SPruth your way to greatness.


Reflections from Thrivors experience | 7/21

Love and FEAR

Reflection 7:

If you’ve been following these reflections, then its probably safe to say that by now you can draw a pretty strong argument that…

“Every one of us works off a love base or fear base”

And thats effectively all of us, including our world conquering Springbok rugby heroes.

If we can agree on this, then we can bring up questions around the basis of our fears and perhaps why some leaders choose to lead with fear (oppression) over love?

This particular reflection really hit home and started to manifest in the latter days of the experience. By now I was comfortable with the food (that bit is coming), camping (that will be closer to the end of my reflections) and gratitude…in fact, if you were follow my post then, you probably would started noticing I was making daily appreciation posts. So I was fairly settle in the environment, battling with head and heart but doing the dance with my head and heart.

The realisation came from a combination of perspectives and reflections arising from my childing, my mom, and the things that have shaped my life, i.e. how is it I am where I am now…a deep “process”

In the base of FEAR, everything seems to be lost…sensibility, balance, grit, effort, vision and hope.

Whereas from the base of LOVE, all things seem possible…hope, vision and even Ubunye (dankie Bokke).

As you read and digest this, reflect very clear on your choices and the things that have led you where you find yourself today. As you land in the place, search for your heart by placing connecting your decision making to LOVE 💖

Friends, you are loved (at least by me).

#JourneyTo1MillionDreams 💫

Reflections from Thrivors experience | 8/21

It takes 21-Days to create a habit and 90-Days to turn it into a lifestyle

Reflection 8:

All hail Prof. Bruce Copely…🙌🏽

In the last week of the camp, we were blessed with the magical awesomeness of the wise Prof. Copely. As his parting gift, he shared the necessary reminder and principle of 21/90 – 21 days to create a habit and 90 days to turn into a lifestyle.

At a personal level, 21-days of being on a strictly plant-based diet has turned into a habit, I then followed this up with a 90-day commitment to make it into a lifestyle.

21/90 is also a great reminder that forming habits and shaping lifestyle takes a little more than will power and mindset.

In your commitment to changing your life, remember to take into account the time and effort it takes, then follow the process with the diligence of a Shaolin monk.

Love and hope fellow humans…staying winning 💫

Reflections from Thrivors experience | 9/21

Gratitude and Appreciate

Reflection 9:

For the life of me I couldn’t recall the exact moment that I felt a sense of gratitude in the early days of being in the camp, but I certainly recall when I really felt overwhelmed by it…the evening circle the night before my birthday, that memory will live on forever, more on that later though.

To be fair, I reckon the first real moment was probably my first plant-based meal a few hours after arrival…the food was actually really good, so there was probably a sense of relief at that moment, but gratitude for Tanith in hindsight. LOL.

I’ve never been one to take things or people forgranted and we were taught please and thank you at home, so this reflection is not really about how learnt to be grateful…Far from it, this post is more about the expression of gratitude and ‘outward’ appreciation, which can manifest in different ways.

On the camp everyone seemed to have a way of expressing their appreciation, some did it with animal noise (yes animal noises), others through service, others with hugs (serious hugs, where you feel the human energy transfer)…

…my personal favourite was when it was expressed, and for me personally, it was the evening before my birthday on 16 October. Seated in a circle, everyone in the group spoke individually about the things they appreciated about me, which filled my heart. You see, for most of the past 10-years I’ve served to support hundreds of entrepreneurs and dreamers seeking to fulfill their dreams…my experience or reflection on this is that its mostly a ‘thankless’ job. So this experience was incredible and overwhelming, rationally speaking, because people felt my impact in their lives which left me with so much gratitude and fulfillment.

Immediately following the outward expressions of gratitude, I was asked to stand in the middle of the circle and the entire group rushed in for a group hug and could feel the warmth of every human.

Who’s ready to Dance for PEACE?

Who’s ready to Dance for PEACE?

People of Cape Town we are all invited to join the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative and dance for WORLD PEACE, while we celebrate the launch of Story Of Unconditional Love (SOUL) Circus as they start their bold peace journey from Cape to Cairo.

This amazing caravan of active citizens, will be starting their peace journey on the 21st September, and in line with their bold dream, they’ve co-created a uniting peace dance from 07h30-09h00am – in Oranjezicht. They are inviting all good people of Cape Town, to join this special sunrise dance and the blessings from leading faith leaders, as all collectively set the intention of co-creating WORLD PEACE by 2030.

“If we seek to end violence and suffering, we need to make a united stand together and a dance for peace, is our special way of launching SOUL Circus, as we all unite for a just, peaceful, prosperous, inclusive and fair world….” says Ryan Christian one of the co-creators.

In honor of the United Nations declaring 2019 to 2028 as the Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace, SOUL Circus will depart from Cape Town on the International Day of Peace (21st September 2019) with this peace dance and unity celebration event and all ages are invited to join.

To join them and guarantee a headphones for the experience and find the location, purchase your ticket on quicket for only R21pp.


The Story of Unconditional Love (SOUL) Circus is a caravan of active citizens, traveling up Africa, they are creating a series of 21 day THRIVE events, as they steadily journey from Cape Town towards Cairo. They will be working together on the ground with youth, leaders and good-doers to step up their peace-loving, thrive-abilities and then they’re creating enriching media, to do all they can to co-create Peace on Earth by 2030.

The caravan will travel until 2030, engaging individuals and organizations who are passionate about arts, culture, ecology, social justice and youth empowerment, bringing together grassroots movements and inspirational humans, to further the cause of worldwide unity and peace (U.N. Sustainable Development Goal #16).

At the caravans heart is a community of inspired individuals, they immerse themselves in smaller communities to support and celebrate all that is working and grow from this. Nikki, one of three co-creators explains; “Each community is an experience and a space to uplift, self-express, share knowledge and up-skill local youth and communities, while we all practice living in a thriving way.”
SOUL Circus will be celebrating and honoring the stories of inspiring local good-doers and their initiatives and when asked why they are doing it, Torsten Kremser, one of the other co-creators says: “We want to show everyone that there is hope, that together united we can co-create our dreams and thrive. We are boldly inviting all those with a stand for a thriving, united, peace-loving world to join us – let’s co-create this new thrive story together!”

Date: 13th September 2019
CONTACT: Tahlia Rubin | +27 72 749 5478 | [email protected]
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SOUL Circus’s first 21 Day Location is Swellendam!

SOUL Circus’s first 21 Day Location is Swellendam!


The Story Of Unconditional Love (SOUL) CIRCUS is coming to Swellendam and bringing the sensational new TV series THRIVORS 

The SOUL Circus is calling on South Africa and the world to support their bold dream of  inciting a global paradigm shift from SURVIVOR to THRIVOR. Their caravan of active citizens is creating a series of 21 day events, while traveling from Cape Town towards Cairo, to co-create PEACE on EARTH by 2030.

SOUL Circus is part of “The Road to 2020” by UNITY EARTH, engaging individuals and organizations who are passionate about arts, culture, ecology and youth empowerment, bringing together grassroots movements to further the cause of worldwide unity and peace (U.N. Sustainable Development Goal #16).

Along the journey, their 21 day thrive experiences will be inspiring local and global folks, and in partnership with THRIVORS, they will film the Real TV docu-series to simultaneously inspire the world en mass.

They’ve just announced that the official location for Soul Circus’s first festival –  is Swellendam, WC. The local municipality, NGO’s and local good-doers are enthusiastically awaiting their arrival.

Bringing the world SOUL Circus and THRIVORS is the first dream of their #amilliondreams campaign. And they’ve just launched their Kickstarter crowd-sourcing campaign, inspiring masses of people to contribute towards their audacious goal, so that they can launch in October this year. 

21 Days of Inspiring Action

With each location they visit, they bring a 21 day experience for the community and SOUL Circus participants to learn the art of thriving, and support local good-doers in making their dreams for the community come true.

Picture a big top circus tent, a few brightly coloured trailers, a group of bold Venturers (21 day participants) and Thrivors (local and international leaders), living in a camp for 21 days, putting on shows, workshops and conscious cinema, to celebrate, edu-tain and motivate a local community; Then add a film crew to document the experience through the eyes of the 8 hand picked Thrivors (bold leaders), as they mentor the local good-doers and Venturers to fulfill their dreams.

Unify, uplift and inspire HOPE and PEACE for ALL

These two bold projects  “SOUL Circus” and the accompanying real Tv docu-series – called “THRIVORS” – are set to inspire hope en masse, and encourage all to collectively thrive and make a million dreams come true (as folks around the world follow the tools they learn and fulfil their own dreams and support others too.) 

The team behind this bold audacious dream is a dynamic trio – South African ex-Isidingo actress and joy catalyst Nicola Jackman and German born, social entrepreneur Toto (Torsten) Kremser are the co-creators and hosts and they’ve partnered with local CoZa productions CEO – Ryan Christian – to ensure their 21 day SOUL Circus event and the TV show can run simultaneously.

They say their projects are part of their intention to bring enriching entertainment, that encourages self development, to swiftly remedy apathy, by showing everyone that there is hope, that we (humanity) can ALL individually tweak the old Survive paradigm and co-create the Thrive story together. 

Our world could definitely do with a dose of such hope enthusing innovations.  We hope locals and globals alike will join their Kickstarter crowd-sourcing campaign and that they’ll swiftly raise the capital they need – to make this remarkable dream a success.

Contact: [email protected]

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BRAND NEW TV SHOW – “Thrivors – 21days from Survivor to Thrivor” – intent on making a million dreams come true

BRAND NEW TV SHOW – “Thrivors – 21days from Survivor to Thrivor” – intent on making a million dreams come true

A dynamic trio down at the tip of Africa, has been busy co-creating a brand new TV show concept with the bold intention of increasing global thrive-ability and simultaneously inspiring the world to make a million dreams come true.

Their TV show Thrivors – 21days from Survivor to Thrivor, is currently crowd-sourcing funds on Kickstarter, and set to start rolling cameras in October this year, in the Cape of South Africa. They’re inviting the world to join them and co-create the first of a million dreams together.

Kind of makes you think of The Greatest Showman – what if a million dreams was all it was going to take to make the world of our dreams?

The dynamic trio behind this bold audacious endeavor are all leaders in social upliftment and care. Together they have over 30 years of community service, there’s German born, social entrepreneur Toto (Torsten) Kremser, and the two South Africans, Nicola (Nikki) Jackman a performing artist and joy catalyst and Ryan Christian producer & CEO of CoZa productions.

They say they are intent on bringing enriching entertainment, that encourages self development and swiftly inspires a new thrive way of being.


ALTERNATIVE story – below

Brand new TV Series has a dream of making a million dreams come true

Not so long ago, around the time when all The Greatest Showman fans were obsessively singing “A Million Dreams”, a dynamic trio was down at the tip of Africa busy co-creating a way to make a million dreams come true.
Their brand new TV show docu-series , Thrivors – 21days from Survivor to Thrivor, is due to start filming in October this year, it carries the bold intention of increasing global thrivability, while simultaneously seeing if they can inspire humankind to literally make a million dreams come true.

“What if a million dreams really is all it’s going to take, to make the world of our dreams?” Says Torsten Kremser, one of the co-creators clearly referencing the lyrics.

Their TV show “Thrivors – 21days from Survivor to Thrivor”, is set to start rolling cameras in October this year in the Cape of South Africa and they’re inviting the world to join them and co-create this dream together. “What a story that would be – all the good peoples of our world, literally working together to make a million dreams come true.”

The dynamic trio behind this bold audacious endeavor, are all leaders in social upliftment and care. Together they have over 30 years of community service and histories that convince you that they actually may fulfill this giant dream. There’s German born, global citizen and social entrepreneur Toto (Torsten) Kremser, and alongside him two South African’s, fellow host – Nicola (Nikki) Jackman performing artist and joy catalyst and Ryan Christian producer & CEO of CoZa productions.

They’ve joined forces to grow unity, peace and hope in the world. They are intent on bringing enriching entertainment, that encourages self development and swiftly inspires a new thrive way of being.

Torsten continues; “With Thrivors we will inspire the world to co-create and live the life of their dreams. Every season we hand-pick the perfect mix of 8 global and local leaders, they are our Thrivors. They will work with youth and local good-doers and support everyone to fulfill their dreams.

They’re enrolling global support for their bold dream and their first season’s filming in October. Toto adds: “We are calling on all the good peoples of our world, all those who believe in dreams and wish to see a world where we thrive together, to join us and co-create this first dream, the beginning of a million dreams, together.”

It is a truly a bold dream and we encourage everyone to support their Kickstarter campaign.

Visit the Kickstarter



Date: 21st August 2019
CONTACT: Tahlia Rubin | +27 72 749 5478 | [email protected]
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The BIG REVEAL for the world’s first ever season of the brand new Real TV series – “THRIVORS – 21days from Survivor to Thrivor”

The BIG REVEAL for the world’s first ever season of the brand new Real TV series – “THRIVORS – 21days from Survivor to Thrivor”

A trio of innovative creators have created a new Tv Series concept set to start rolling cameras in October this year in the town of Swellendam. They have just announced the first Season’s leading stars.

The show is set to showcase 8 remarkable global and local leaders, (with outstanding thrive-ability) as they collaborate to celebrate and enrich a local community for 21 days. 

Due for global release in 2020, Thrivors just announced their first location is going to be Swellendam, the second oldest town in South Africa and the first 8 Thrivors… are as follows:

There’s Shamila Ramjawan, currently Pan African Business woman of the year, Vuyisa Qabaka the Entrepreneur Guru, Jilian Lambert the leader of leaders, Dr Jasmine Gercke the Canadian author of Billionaire Yogi, the indigenous wise Khoisan leader – Peter Takelo, Matthew Purkiss remarkable Earth systems designer and then there’s the adventurous Mommy of 4, the lovely Manisha Ramdhin. The final 8th Thrivor will be a surprise reveal.

South African actress Nicola Jackman, one of the trio of creators of the show, acclaimed for her role in Isidingo, shares more of the Thrivors selection; “All the inspired individuals were hand-picked for the remarkable bold leaders they are in their respective fields, and their unique thrive-abilities. They are living examples that true success comes to those who support the world, while they support themselves.”

These inspired individuals have been hand-picked for the remarkable bold leaders they are in their respective fields, and their unique thrive-abilities. Living examples that true success comes to those who support the world, while they support themselves. They will mentor and support youth and local good-doers to fulfill their dreams in Swellendam for 21 days – 8-28th OCtober. 


MORE detail on the Thrivors


Shamila Ramjawan this CEO, author and multiple global Awardee and currently holds the title of Mrs Johannesburg. She is also an Entrepreneurship Lecturer at Unisa, known for her innovative business nature, and Play Your Part Ambassador for Brand South Africa. All while making a sustainable impact in countless lives of girls and women globally with her PrincessD Menstrual Cup.        


She was nominated over 20 times in the last 24 months for her business drive and purpose and she’s just won the 2019 “Pan African Business Woman of the year” award


Vuyisa Qabaka, known as the Xhosa Rainmaker or African Entrepreneur Guru, he’s a founding Partner at Pan African innovation firm, HYBR Group and co-founder at equity crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa.


Has spent the past 8 years building venture, building ecosystem, in media as television host and business columnist. Has traveled globally on investment roadshows with various African startups including economic study tours top innovation ecosystems like Nigeria, Kenya, Malaysia and Israel.


Canadian Jasmine Gercke, aka Dr Jazz, this serial entrepreneur, yogi and author is the creator of Jazz Yoga and a passionate advocate of thriving through healthy body and mindfullness practices.


Dr. Jasmine Gercke (Dr. Jazz) is a traditionally trained Hatha Yoga Master with her Ph.D. in Alternative Medicine. Dr. Gercke brings together Western medicine and Eastern wisdom to help individuals and audiences learn to heal from stress-based illnesses such as insomnia, anxiety, and career burnout.


Matthew Purkiss the out the box, sustainable food systems warrior. TedXSpeaker from Johannesburg and the Vice Chair of the South African Organic Sector Organisation 

This driven and passionate systems designer, is committed to preserving the environment for our future generations. 


Chosen as a Thrivor for his love of this earth and the clear steps he’s taking in changing the way people see sustainable human settlements,  localised food production systems and natural building.


Manisha Ramdhin, the adventurous mommy of 4, from the Eastern Capem has transformed her body into a fierce wonder woman twice. She’s an accountant by day and a lifestyle design coach by night, a full time mommy who loves to keep fit and healthy. 


A strong leader and motivator, Manisha holds a true survivor to thrivor story and she’s made it her personal mission to affect millions of mindsets by living her inspired life to the fullest.


Jilian Lambert

From a strong corporate foundation in human resources, this Capetonian has spread her wings to bring her coaching and inspirational guidance to leaders in business throughout Africa. With specialities in team building and strategy, from nia classes and playshops – her skill set is vast.


With works from Greece to Kenya, this remarkable lady was chosen to be in the first season of Thrivors for the wisdom and grace she brings as she leads leaders to success.


Peter Takelo, local Khoisan Thrivor from Barrydale, a neighbouring town. He’s the co-founder and Youth Director for the local NPO – Net Vir Pret – connecting children to their heritage and culture – while upskilling them with creative arts. 


Reaching previously disadvantaged children to teens, they are taught a huge variety of skills from traditional bushmen “rieldans” dance to sculptures from plastic, sports , after-school care, holiday school and farm school outreach, they even give hope and healing to school drop-outs in conflict with the law.


AND the final THRIVOR – is yet to be revealed… a surprise for the show!


Creators of Thrivors

✓ Toto aka (Torsten) Kremser – Soul Circus Co-founder and co-host. A German born Global Citizen, social entrepreneur and digital nomad – with a passion for Africa. He started Better Me – an edu-care foundation in Kenya – supporting over 400 children. He’s also the creator of Nomad Convoy an innovative travel company hosting digital nomads in Africa. Plus Toto is a joy facilitator, coach and trainer expanding joy in the world through dance and retreats.


✓ Nikki aka (Nicola) Jackman – Soul Circus Co-founder and host, is a Southern African actress, tedX Speaker and joy catalyst – acclaimed for her acting role in local soap opera Isidingo. She’s toured with her book and one woman show MAfrika reaching in excess of 15 000 people. She is the founder of The UPliftment Programme, a local NPO bringing joyful emotional wellness to children and youth in historically disadvantaged community since 2003. Together with Toto, she host retreats, trainings and co-creates joyful spaces to support all to thrive.


✓  Ryan Christian Co-Creator of Soul Circus Africa and Production Partner – He’s the CEO of COZA Productions, with a strong history in events, festivals and media. There’s a whole host of SA and UK brands, that are his many happy clients. He’s also a dad of two, a school rugby coach and the co-founder of the #HitpovertyForASix initiative – supporting dozens of charities and hundreds of children.


Thrivors forms part of the Story Of Unconditional Love (SOUL) Circus grand journey towards Cairo. This nomadic thrive space, hosts large groups of active citizens, as they travel up Africa sharing 21 day thrive experiences, supporting the world to thrive and boldly working on co-creating world peace by 2030.

Look out for their launch in Cape Town – set to begin on – 21st September 2019 – International Day of Peace.


On the 21st of September around the world, activities around the world will unite humanity in the intention of world peace. 

The theme for this year is “Climate Action for Peace” and it brings a clear message: the global climate emergency is a threat to security and stability. With extreme weather events and disasters becoming more frequent and severe, disputes over dwindling resources risk fueling climate-related conflict, this is everyone’s time to activate solutions.  

According to UNFCCC, they are key actors in raising awareness, running educational programmes, promoting sustainable lifestyles, conserving nature, supporting renewable energy, adopting environmentally-friendly practices and implementing adaptation and mitigation projects.



Date: 21st August 2019

CONTACT: Tahlia Rubin | +27 72 749 5478 | [email protected]

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