Views & Opinion

With more than 2000 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.


How are Activators observing Africa Month this May?

Posted by Thobani Mthobisi Zikalala on Fri, May 26 2017 10:16:00
Activator Thobani Mthobisi Zikalala reflects on ways Activators are observing their African heritage and ways in which they should be.

The Founding of the Organisation of African Unity

Posted by Hein Scheepers on Thu, May 25 2017 08:00:00
Happy Africa Day!! Activator and Switcher, Hein Scheepers penned this insightful piece on Africa Day.

Activating the employment industry

Posted by Gladys Nomvuyo Sebeko on Wed, May 24 2017 13:03:00
Activator Nomvuyo Sebeko speaks to Activators from around the country to find out how the network are assisting each other with employment!

Populist or Leader? An interview with Dr. Gavin Price

Posted by Nhlanhla Ndlovu on Thu, May 18 2017 19:32:00
Activator Nhlanhla Ndlovu sits down with Dr Gavin Price from GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science) to talk about ethical leadership. This is what went down at the interview.

What are we eating?

Posted by Paul Mabote on Wed, May 10 2017 11:24:00
Activator Paul Mabote discusses the causes of youth unemployment in South Africa, the attitude towards youth unemployment and possible alternatives to youth unemployment. It expresses the importance of strategic Activator partnerships in curbing financial inactivity.

Talking the future to life

Posted by Nhlanhla Ndlovu on Tue, May 09 2017 00:45:00
Three of South Africa's former presidents, and one former deputy president hosted a dialogue on the national crises facing the country. ACTIVATE! was represented by Activator Nhlanhla Ndlovu. This is what happened.

Reflections on my presentation at the Africa-China Youth Festival

Posted by Koketso Marishane on Fri, May 05 2017 11:12:00
Activator Koketso Marishane recently spoke at the 2nd Africa-China Youth Forum about Youth in Business. Koketso contends that the overall socio-economic progress among our continent’s people first need sustainable jobs. In order to create these job opportunities and craft a significantly inclusive African society, he says we need to pursue socio-economic growth based on the strength of all sectors: public, private and civil society groupings.

Do journalists have journalistic privilege not to disclose their sources under South African law?

Posted by Qhawe Sosibo on Wed, May 03 2017 10:41:00
In observing World Press Freedom Day today, Activator Qhawe Sosibo in his academic essay asks, Is the right not to disclose confidential sources of information which journalists claim to have, a legally protected right in South Africa? If not, should it be protected and to what extent?

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