21 Days from Survivor to Thrivor

8 hand-picked game changers, chosen for their diverse and unique mastery across innovation, arts, business, human relating, science and technology, compete against time & ego to do all the good they can for a small town in South Africa


Season One
9 Episodes of 30 min
August 2020
High-Concept Real Tv Series

With our world in a complete transformation, the time to let go of our old survival story, and to consider and co-create a new thriving story, is now. This bold new Real Tv series explores the human condition and our capacity to thrive as we work together for the greatest good of all.

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The Rules

There are no eliminations and the only competition is limited time and their own egos. The Thrivors have to live in a Win Win Wins way, where they Win, while others Win, while the World wins too and, at the same time, fulfill 4 critical tasks:


To create an inspiring visual art piece in collaboration with the community, that will remain long after they have gone.



To support the amazing individuals in the community who selflessly dedicate their lives to help the people around them. Our Thrivors must help realize the dreams of this community’s unsung heroes during their short stay.


To bring vital upliftment to the community – from care givers, to youth & children and any other community groups within the town



To put on a concert, co-created by and with the people of the community, showcasing the amazing local talent, celebrating the good-doers and enthusing a deep joyous sense of purpose.

Season 1 Cast

Shamila Ramjawan

Mrs Johannesburg 2019, Queen innovator, Entrepreneurship Lecturer at Unisa, Play Your Part Ambassador for Brand South Africa and glamorous mother. Also congratulations on your 6th global award – you are truly…

Vuyisa Qabaka

Known as the Xhosa Rainmaker or African Entrepreneur Guru, he’s a founding Partner at Pan African innovation firm, HYBRgroup and co-founder at equity crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa…

Jillian Lambert

A joyful and authentic leader of leaders. 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…

Peter Takelo

Local Khoisan leader from Barrydale, a neighbouring town to Swellendam. He’s the co-founder and Youth Director for the local NPO – Net vir Pret -Aftercare and youth centre, connecting previously disadvantaged children and teens…

Marshall rinquest

Meet the delightful Climate Reality leader, Musician and Environmental Educator that is the leader of Greyton Transition Town, Marshall Rinquest. Active since his youth in environmental care, this earth warrior teaches…

Manisha Ramdhin

The AdventurousMommy of 4, from the Eastern Cape has transformed her body into a fierce wonder woman twice. She’s a corporate by day and a lifestyle design coach by night, a full time mommy who loves to keep fit…

Mandisi Sindo

Perfect time to meet the unstoppable Dr Disi – Lead SA Hero, the Performance Artivist, director and award-winning founder of Shack Theatre and Theatre 4 Change Arts Project. This extra-ordinary leader holds the grand dream…

Dr. Jasmine Gercke

Aka Dr. Jazz PhD, This canadian serial entrepreneur, author and yogi, is the creator of Jazz Yoga and a passionate advocate of healthy body and mindfullness practices. Chosen for her diverse reach from classrooms to…

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