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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.

Dec 8

Fighting the scourge of corruption

On the 9th December, Johannesburg based Activator and Corruption Watch leader and Youth Projects & Campaigns manager , Mzwandile Banjathwa  will be leading International Anti-Corruption Day. It is also an opportunity to reflect on progress made in advancing the anti-​corruption agenda, to share best practices, exchange ideas, and to stimulate a conversation about greater efforts to …

Nov 28

Amnesty International SA: From peace in the home to peace in the world

By Prince Charles Universities need to stop viewing gender-based violence as a mere criminal issue, gender-based violence is a human rights violation and all human right violations are enemies of development. The reduction of gender based violence to just a women’s issue to the exclusion of men is a major hurdle. In 1998 South Africa …

Nov 27

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR)

By Nomtika Mjwana WARNING: Sensitive posting related to violence against queer bodies. History It was the year 1998 in Allston, Massachusetts on November 28, when Rita Hester, a black transgender woman, died as she was murdered for reasons related to hate crime (transphobia). This happened two days before her 35th birthday, and she was stabbed …

Nov 24

16 Days of Activism Activator Events

In observance of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, Activators across the country will participate in various programmes and initiatives aimed at raising awareness about this scourge. On the 24th November from 09:00 to 14:00, Port Elizabeth based Activators will join Amnesty International at the Nelson Mandela University as part of a panel-discussion …

Nov 21

Fees commission report rejected

By Bawowethu Jonas The Poor of the poorest Young The youth of South Africa is once again failed by the government of the country. This comes after the report of Fees Commission released by uBaba kaDuduzane, the State President, Mr. Jacob Zuma. It is not alarming that this commission would take its time to ponder on …


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Dec 16

Ukhanyo carnival Day

The challenge we are tackling … December 16 is a big day for South Africans, as it is a celebration for the reconciliation day and the end of the year as all companies are closing for the December holiday. On this day companies are closing, people receive bonuses and are celebrating the end of the …

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