Mandela Day: Protein, vegetables and love

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The head office team went to Home from Home in Khayelitsha as part of the Mandela Day initiative. We were split up into teams and went to visit 7 homes. We went armed with soup, rolls and some desert treats.

Understanding the Differences Between Civil Society and Civil Society Organisations

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Within the South African context there seems to be a lot of confusion about who civil society is and what it means. The term is often used loosely, which just deepens the confusion.

Activator Story: Puppet Show

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Activator Thabang Tshabalala shares his story of how the first year training has inspired him at the camp he works at in America.

Activator Story: Mokgadi Matlakala

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Activator Mokgadi takes us on a journey through her community as she explains how her community has shaped her.

The Possibility of the "Funding Crisis"

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The words competition and competitive are increasingly being used to address the non-profit sector, something which should both shame and alarm us all.

Dialogue: Do We Have A Culture Of Drinking?

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A part of the training programme Activators are taught how to run a dialogue session. There was live tweet session when the Gauteng group was practicing running a dialogue session.

Paperboy - Postboxes for Everyone

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Information thats not transmitted to its recipients is futile in a communication link. I have noticed that a lot of households in my community dont have post boxes, and this in turn results in a number of letters and responses...

Township Roots Project

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Township Roots exists to improve education in Nyanga, Cape Town. Through our programs we aim to help the young people of Nyanga stay out of crime and stay in school, all the way through primary and high-school and into university.

Liesbeek River Clean-up

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Activator Peter Atmore organised a clean-up operation of the Liesbeek River. He managed to get 20 volunteers with the Mowbray, Rosebank and Observatory area. Peter talks about the clean-up operation.

Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs

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Activator Calvin has embarked on a project to document African entrepreneurs. He explains the reasons behind the project and why he feels that it is necessary. Africas Greatest Entrepreneur is a documentary series that comprises of profiles and in depth interviews with some of Africas greatest entrepreneurs.

The Social Entrepreneurship Incubator Model

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Activator Thabang has been hosting a few idea sessions in Joburg. At the beginning of the month he held a Dragons' Den/ ideas festival. He explains how the session was structured and what the outcomes were.

Activate! Exchange - Johannesburg

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Activate!Exchange Media Release 11 June 2013. Youth Leaders Take Up the Challenges Facing South Africa with launch of Activate!Exchange in Johannesburg.

Lunch Box Project

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We are looking at the high number of learners who come from disadvantaged backgrounds to school without having eaten breakfast or without a snack for lunchtime. We see a decline in the number of children who queue for food that has been prepared for them as they are sometimes teased for having to do so. And so, although the learners are hungry, they are too embarrassed to be seen queuing and would rather go hungry..."

Terence on Shift

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Terence was on Shift a programme that is broadcast on SABC 1. He was explaining what Activate! Change Drivers is all about.

Mhlanganisi on JoziFM

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Activator Mhlanganisi was on JoziFM to talk about the Joburg Exchange which was held on the 11th of June 2013.

Activators Koketso and Pearl on SAFM

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Activators Koketso and Pearl were on SAFM talking about the upcoming Joburg Exchange.

Mhlanganisi on SAFM

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Activator Mhlanganisi was on SAFM to talk about the National Youth Engagement on the National Development Plan is trying to achieve.

100in1Day Intervention

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100in1Day was about connecting people around their dreams for their communities, city and society, and then playfully manifesting them together. The concept was that over 100 urban interventions were...

Agape Youth Movement

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Activator Noko talks about the organisation he started with a group of people. Agape Youth Movement (AYM) was established by a small group of eight young people in a Gauteng township called Soshanguve which is located in the northern side of Pretoria the capital city of the Republic of South Africa.

Mhlanganisi on eTV Sunrise

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Activator Mhlanganisi was involved in a discussion on eTV on "Do we (South Africans) take our freedom for granted?"