Sep 17

A time to sing, a time to dance African Tales

In recent times, we have increasingly seen the narrative of development revolve around the economy and some or other form of industrialisation. This ignores the great value contributed to society through the arts.

Sep 11

Volunteer Day: The Beautiful Game

Activator Khaya Phenduka, was unsure about how he would spend his volunteer day and where. Being as passionate as he is about soccer, he just couldnt find a way to figure out how his passion could be used for something greater…

Sep 4

YOU(TH) can change things!

How you can help? We are looking for Activators who are willing to be our ambassadors and help with the recruitment campaign, either by inviting other young people in your networks to apply…

Sep 4

Young People: unedited, unscripted and unapologetic

Cathy and Keith joined ACTIVATE! in 2013. The idea for Youth Interpreter came about during the first module of the training programme. While we were doing an exercise about reflecting on the past, present and future, it struck home how many Activators in the room shared similar stories of loss.

Aug 27

Know Your Municipality

In Module 2, Activators explored their municipality and respective IDPs (Integrated Development Plans). In this home task, Activators researched municipal statistics such as unemployment, population, gender…

Aug 21

The Activate Cafe!

Activators had the opportunity to mingle and chat at the Activate Cafe, where different stations were set up with the resources available for Activators through the Junction…

Aug 21

Inspiring, Connecting and Driving Change!

Activators came in from all around the country equipped with our amazing high energy and forward thinking. The main objectives for the two-day event were to provide a space where we could reconnect with each other…

Aug 21


Lerato Mahoyi and Activator Lesego Ndala were interviewed on Power FM about the network and the 2nd year event that took place in August 2013.

Aug 20

Activator Story: Second Year Event

On 12th of August, I woke up with a smile on my face, thinking about the week I had ahead of me. It had been over six months since last I was in an innovative space with my fellow Activators…

Aug 12

Janet Jobson on SAFM

Janet Jobson the Portfolio Manager of the DG Murray Trust’s Leadership for a Winning Nation portfolio, was on SAFM talking about ACTIVATE!

Aug 1

Young Change Makers

Activator Tshepo is a 3rd year law student at the University of the Free State. He helped to start an organisation called Young Change Makers. He tells us what the organisation the aim of the organisation is.

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