Dec 19

Looking ahead into 2014

2013 has been an important milestone in the growth of ACTIVATE! and nothing says more about the magic that Activators bring than this quote from Landy Wright, ACTIVATE! Training Director, I continue to be amazed and awed by the experience…


Dec 19

Now More Than Ever: Targeting Zero

ACTIVATE! was hosted by the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) at the recent International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.







Nov 19

Walking For Wheels

On Sunday 18 August 2013, thousands took the streets of Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town for the annual 10km Bidvest Unity Walk which takes place in the four cities simultaneously. The walk is in support of the quadriplegic and paraplegic from the rural and disadvantaged areas who cant afford to buy their own wheelchairs.


Nov 12

Apply Now!

Lets join together in conversation. And lets turn talk into action. Join us! Join the network! Apply online now!


Nov 11

Join the Crazy Challenge in a city near you

Activator Vusi Tshabalala, from Tzaneen, and Samuel Ntswanisi have made it their mission to inspire fellow youth to reach their goals by running/cycling 1850kms. The run/cycle will start from the Parliament buildings in Cape Town to Nkowa-Nkowa Stadium in Limpopo.


Nov 11

Inspiring Possibilities: 2014 Innovation Showcase

The 2014 Innovation Showcase is an exciting event in the ACTIVATE! calendar for many reasons. Activators from across the country get the opportunity of getting together. Its also an opportunity to reflect on each others ideas and the potential of collaborating…


Nov 7

Setting the Agenda for 2014 and Beyond

BlaqApple Communications, in partnership with Constitution Hill, recently hosted the 2014 & Beyond Socio-Economic Development Engagement.This engagement formed part of BlaqApples mission of developing youth by creating spaces for them to engage key stakeholders and organisations.


Nov 6

We have moved!

Just as the network of Activators has been growing steadily. So has the team that supports the network. It, therefore, made sense that a move was necessary to fit everyone comfortably.



Oct 24

A Call For A Politically-Conscious Youth

Accountability for our country begins with the knowledge of its running. Plato states that, Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. Could this be the current situation we are facing as the South African youth?






Oct 9

ACTIVATE! Exchange: Cape Town

Asking the right questions that will allow South Africa to unleash its full potential, was the central theme that youth leaders and stakeholders from the private,public and non-governmental sectors grappled with at the ACTIVATE! Exchange…


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