Looking ahead into 2014

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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...

Now More Than Ever: Targeting Zero

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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.

Nothing about us, without us- BRICS Youth Consultative Forum

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This was a strong sentiment echoed by the 150 delegates at the BRICS National Youth Consultative Forum held in Tshwane on 01 November 2013. This gathering was hosted by the Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, in partnership with the Presidency and the National Youth Development Agency.

ICASA Pre Youth Conference: For youth, by youth, with youth

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The ICASA YouthFront is a coalition of youth-serving organisations working on HIV/AIDS and Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People in Africa. The core mandate of the YouthFront is to ensure effective and active participation of young people in ICASA.

Activator Nolwazi Ntshingila: winner of MISA Woman of the Year Award 2013

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The MISA Woman of the Year Award recognises women in the motor industry with the potential to develop beyond their current position. More than that, it recognises her contribution to others through community involvement, or simply by touching and enriching the lives of colleagues at work.

Opinion: Youth In Rural Areas

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Rural areas are usually remote residential environments on the outskirts of towns with scattered dwelling units. They are traditional heritage communities that are subject to traditional authorities.

Opinion: What Does The Future Hold For Child-headed Households?

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Education starts at home therefore, without the structure of formal education present in the household, it generates a gap and the possibility of a continuous cycle within the household. In order to assist in solving this problem it would be necessary to know, how is the child parent educating their siblings.

Walking For Wheels

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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.

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

Join the Crazy Challenge in a city near you

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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.

Inspiring Possibilities: 2014 Innovation Showcase

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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...

Setting the Agenda for 2014 and Beyond

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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.

We have moved!

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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.

Connecting youth to their dreams through real role models

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South Africa is home to what is believed to be one of the worst youth-unemployment problems in the world. The problem could get worse, as the countrys population is young- meaning we have hundreds of thousands of new job-seekers every year.

A Call For A Politically-Conscious Youth

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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?

Opinion: E-tolls Won't Affect The Poor

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While playing the I am poor card, etolls will affect me I found myself in an awkward moment after realising that e-tolling wont affect certain card holders.

Injairu Kulundu on Bush Radio

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Facilitator Injairu was on Bush Radio talking about the ACTIVATE! recruitment drive.

Youths role in building a better future

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Speaking at the recent ACTIVATE! Exchange in Cape Town, second year Activator, Tumi Jonas, spoke about the challenges that youth face towards defining their own role.

National Debate on Youth Topic: Youth in Conflict with the Law

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Statistics suggest that Cape Town is the rape capital of the world. South Africa is ranked in the top 10 as the 7th top country with high crime rates according to Interpol statistics and World of Maps in 2013.

ACTIVATE! Exchange: Cape Town

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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...