The Network

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.


Youth employment: Uncertainties, gaps and A! potential

Posted by Nomtika Mjwana on Wed, Jul 05 2017 10:20:00
As part of a digital youth supplement, Uncensored Voices, Activator Nomtika Mjwana takes an introspective look at herself as a change driver and what is possible within the Network. She shares her experience of how three members of the Network worked together in coming up with ideas.

Creatively Countering Youth Unemployment

Posted by Samantha Moyo on Wed, Jul 05 2017 09:20:00
Currently the youth (aged 15-34) remain quite vulnerable in the labour market with the unemployment rate at an all-time high of 37,1 % which is 10.6 % above the national average (

Activating Activators in marginalised rural spaces

Posted by Muzi Nduku on Tue, Jul 04 2017 14:10:00
Muzi Nduku Arts & Culture / Sport Tournament .

Marishane honoured as 2017 Junior Chamber International Honouree

Posted by Koketso Marishane on Tue, Jul 04 2017 12:15:00
"JCI focuses on developing skills, knowledge and understanding among young South Africans. The purpose of the organisation is to empower youth to be able to make informed decisions and take action to address the critical challenges of their time.

Activators make the Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans List

Posted by Zilungile Zimela on Fri, Jun 30 2017 14:19:00
A huge congratulations to Activators Kwandile Sikhosana, Nkosikhona Mpungose, Dr Nosiphiwe Ngqwala and Paris Nyiko Makaringe for making the Mail&Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans who are doing amazing work in their respective communities.

A financial model to assist young people

Posted by Xolisile Malgas on Thu, Jun 29 2017 14:51:00
Xolisile Malgas, a 2017 Activator from the Eastern Cape shares he insights on how he joined the Activate! Network and how he hopes to use the knowledge to reach out to 14000 young people realise their financial freedom.

We are not free while freedom is still locked up

Posted by Bongo Hlongwane on Tue, Jun 27 2017 09:58:00
Activator Bongo Hlongwane reflects with fellow Activator Siyabonga Memela on the 1976 uprising and if freedom has been achieved.

Fight for job creation not free education!

Posted by Kay-Dee Mashile on Thu, Jun 22 2017 18:28:00
As part of our digital youth supplement, Uncensored Voices, Activator Kay-Dee Mashile takes a critical look at the plight of the youth in the country and their incessant call for free education. She argues that the fight for employment is more significant and educating ourselves on the latest format of a CV, we should look into educating each other on the latest format of a business proposal
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