Sparking connections

Based on a passion for inclusion and development of people, organisations and the ever-changing society we live in.

Across the digital divide, strategy and implementation, people and technology, private and public, business and social, the familiar and the unfamiliar.

Professionally, as an entrepreneurial consultant in the digital development space.

On foot, by inviting people on intimate walks in Johannesburg CBD.

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Future teachers share their vision for South African education

August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

The Education Conversations provides South Africa with a space for debates and discussions to collectively contribute to a well performing education system. For the July edition of the Education Conversations future teachers were invited to [...]

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Walk my Jozi 24 June 2017

June 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Jozi, city of wander, city of wonder I discovered the allure of urban walking when I moved into the Johannesburg inner city almost four years ago. Ever since I have loved wandering in town with no [...]


With 25+ years’ experience in the ICT industry, of which over 14 years in South Africa, Josine Overdevest works as an entrepreneurial consultant in the digital development space. Through her company Bamboo Rock she develops and executes projects connecting people and technology, together with partners from different parts of society.

She’s excited about the potential of digital solutions and digital skills development in the education sector and loves being involved with projects for student and teacher development. 

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Flying Cows

“Being present in this city of extremes and its humanity in between grows my heart and my horizon.”

Inner city resident Josine Overdevest invites leaders from business, social and art communities for a walk in town to experience the diverse sights, sounds and special encounters that spell Jozi. 

Jozi, the city that reflects and condenses the contradictions at play in the country, and maybe in the world, today: where you can drink your rooftop champagne with a view of overcrowded migrant hostels.

The intimate walk is offered free of charge. We only ask you “to stop for a moment, to pay attention, to put down our arguments and our fixed positions and to open our eyes. There we will find our world in all its glorious ordinariness. We will stand in each others’ shoes and be willing to be surprised.”

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