Jan 19

Deputy Minister Talks #HigherEducationSA With ACTIVATE!

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Jan 17

Activator Ashraf Kenny cycles for clean drinking water in Mali

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 January 2018 Re: Activator Ashraf Kenny cycles for clean drinking water in Mali Young and taking charge!! Activator and community activist Ashraf Kenny with 21 Friends in collaboration with the Islamic Relief Worldwide NGO,will take on a 200 km cycling challenge through Andalusia, Spain to raise funds for the relief of …



Jan 17

Activator Ashraf Kenny cycles for life

By Kay-Dee Mashile 2013 Activator, Ashraf Kenny, and 21 friends from the Islamic Relief Worldwide are embarking on a 200 kilometer cycling journey in Andalusia, Spain, from the 17th to the 20th of January 2018. The cycle challenge is aimed at raising awareness and funds for an Islamic Relief project that will produce and provide …


Jan 12

Mind The Red

”We are our own superheroes ” By: Ziseko Geza When you think of yourself at 20yrs, images of an over tired varsity student who just wants to pass second year, look good and have fun finding yourself, this is not the case with Asanda Mtshabe a 20year old who is one of the founders of #MindTheRed;an …


Jan 10

Education: A Fundamental Right

Education is a fundamental right for everyone and the key to the future of any country. Among the top ranked countries in education quality, South Korea tops the list. Meanwhile South Africa, one of the most lucrative economies in Africa, is ranked 61 globally. While South Korea’s economy is ranked the 12th largest in the world, …


Jan 9

Activators sparkling as they grind

By Kay-Dee Mashile VIDA Sparkle As You Grind is a Social Entrepreneurship Platform for aspiring entrepreneurs. The initiative was co-founded by two Activator Ladies, Palesa Mpho Tshabalala (Founder of Botle Ba One) and Nathacia Olivier (Founder of Indoni Beauty Range). With both Palesa and Nathacia being passionate about entrepreneurship and lifestyle, the initiative was in …


Jan 9

Activators Review Education System

By Lwazi Nongauza “Any government that prides itself on the few that succeed and ignores the many that fall out of the school system has clearly lost its moral bearings.” Those were the words of former vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State – Jonathan Jansen in response to the recent 2017 Matric examinations …


Jan 8

My 2018

By: Nomvuyo Gladys Sebeko My 2018 My tears have formed a river that can’t be compared To any river that is known to be the biggest Or the Ocean which is praised to be the widest My 2018 Heart has be torn into so many pieces That it can feed the whole nation and still …



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