With 25+ years’ experience in the ICT industry, of which over 15 years in South Africa, Josine Overdevest works as a consultant and entrepreneur in the digital development space, following her passion for inclusion and development of people, organisations and the ever-changing society we live in.
Through her company Bamboo Rock Josine develops and executes projects across the digital divide, strategy and implementation, people and technology, private and public, business and social, the familiar and the unfamiliar.
Josine is 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. Through these projects she learned that companies are often hesitant to engage interns and entry-level employees, contributing to the gap between education and employment.
This has led to the establishment of the Flying Cows of Jozi division, which engages students and graduates in internships and entry-level employment both in the execution of Bamboo Rock projects as well as in placements with Bamboo Rock’s clients and partners where Flying Cows of Jozi takes responsibility for the recruitment, mentoring and induction into the workplace.
Dutch immigrant falls
in love with inner city Jozi
As inner city resident and enthusiastic urban walker Josine 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.”