With more than 1 500 members, there’s always something happening in the ACTIVATE! network. Click on each story to read more about how Activators are driving change across South Africans.


Press Release: National Volunteer Service Day (NVSD)

Posted by Nelisa Ngqulana on Thu, Nov 26 2015 14:52:00
The Power of 40 believes that besides Mandela day, which is a National volunteer Day, there is no other time where people (in this instance young people) get together and do good.

#16Days Of Activism Against Women & Children

Posted by Lulama Mali on Wed, Nov 25 2015 16:05:00
Catch up with on the Twitterview we had with Rape Crisis

Activators Infiltrating Adacemia Spaces

Posted by Lwazi Nongauza on Wed, Nov 25 2015 12:16:00
“If our people lose courage to confront what is wrong then we became collaborators”

Mayine Imvula

Posted by Kanyisa Booi on Mon, Nov 23 2015 11:27:00
Low income earners that use subsistence farming to supplement their income and ensure food security, are reported to already be struggling.

5 Minutes With Vuyokazi

Posted by Yusra Ismail on Fri, Nov 20 2015 12:35:00
"Gender activism is so important, we need to be consistent from the start..."


Posted by Lusanda Yose on Wed, Nov 18 2015 14:38:00
"Child marriage is a traditional practice that in many places happens simply because it has happened for generations – and straying from tradition could mean exclusion from the community."

5 Minutes With Lance

Posted by Nurahn Ryklief on Fri, Nov 13 2015 11:00:00
I identify myself as a pro-African feminist man and aim to use my areas of research and scholarship to assist in the development and rewriting the narrative of the African Continent.

Action the #NoFeesReport, Minister

Posted by Nqaba Mpofu on Wed, Nov 11 2015 12:28:00
“The current student protests that have erupted across the country are historic. They demonstrate a younger generation willing to take up the struggle against inequality, and to insist on the principle of education for all."

5 Minutes With Nomtika

Posted by Lulama Mali on Fri, Nov 06 2015 12:59:00
Nomtika Mjwana, 22 years, Based in Western Cape, ACTIVATE! Intake 1 2015.

The influence of culture on gender identities

Posted by Lwazi Nongauza on Thu, Nov 05 2015 15:42:00
Despite the usually misunderstood difference between gender and sex and the impact that it has on one’s identity, African culture is realistically a gender sensitive one.

5 Minutes With Sibusiso

Posted by Nomtika Mjwana on Fri, Oct 30 2015 12:42:00
The problems of the youth in South Africa are interconnected. Crime, inequality and joblessness are all indirectly connected to crisis of a class divided society in terms of wealth distribution.

Activators taking the lead in issues of national interest

Posted by Lwazi Nongauza on Thu, Oct 29 2015 11:48:00
Corruption Watch is one of the leading Civil Society Organisation whose objective includes fighting corruption and the abuse of public funds in South Africa.

Now that #FeesHaveFallen, what now?

Posted by Lulama Mali on Wed, Oct 28 2015 12:51:00
Yesterday, parliamentarians were debating transformation at higher education institutions after the #FeesMustFall protests. Minister Blade Nzimande didn't even mutter a word about the #ReleaseTheReport. Which raises the question, now that #FeesHaveFallen, what now?

The Rise of the 21st Century African Vanguard in South Africa

Posted by Thato Roussouw on Mon, Oct 26 2015 15:21:00
Vanguards are people who are willing to put the needs of the people beyond theirs. They are people who are willing to work hard to see an idea flourish and their people prosper.

We should be loyal to the movement for justice

Posted by Sinikiwe Mqadi on Mon, Oct 19 2015 12:51:00
South Africa needs radical structural changes. ‘Radical’ means going to the root. We need changes at the very roots of our economic structures.