Dec 17

ACTIVATE! EXCHANGE: Cape Town

How can South Africas young people find innovative tools for not just every day challenges, social transformation in a country thats going through a phase of transition?



Dec 15

Gauteng Lion’s Den

A group of Activators recently had the opportunity to present their business plans to a panel of corporate leaders and potential investors at a Lions Den forum in Johannesburg for the first time.


Dec 10

INNOVATION AT ACTIVATE! EXCHANGE

The ACTIVATE! Exchange is a quarterly discussion forum with the aim of drawing together young people and thought leaders from civil society as well as government and business to explore ways in which positive social change may be brought about in South Africa.


Dec 10

ACTIVATORS RE-IMAGINE A GUN-FREE SOUTH AFRICA

ACTIVATE! and Gun Free South Africa hosted a series of peace and non-violence workshops across the country. These workshops came at such a poignant moment as the nation was reeling from the tragic shooting of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa and co-incided with Fifas call for gun owners to surrender their weapons.


Dec 9

World Peace Begins in the Home

As we work our way through 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, Activator Moloko Brian Ngoepe takes stock of our situation and looks at what is needed to move toward achieving 365 days of non-violence.



Dec 4

5 Minutes With Tumelo

“You need to be doing what you love to really be living. The two have a way of bringing fore your own light so that it may shine into others.”




Nov 5

HOW TO GIVE A RADIO INTERVIEW

ACTIVATORS ARE OFTEN INVITED TO RADIO INTERVIEWS TO CHAT ABOUT THE COMMUNITY WORK WE DO. IF THE THOUGHT OF BEING ON RADIO MAKES YOU WANT TO DUCK AND DIVE, HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO HONE YOUR MESSAGE FOR THE PUBLIC.





Oct 2

5 MINS WITH MAWETHU

Mawethu Maxwele is an Activator since 2013 and is based in the Western Cape. We spent 5 minutes with him to find out what his passion is and how ACTIVATE! has helped him drive change in his community.


Oct 2

DRIVING CHANGE THROUGH ART

Activators Unathi Jacobs and Lelethu Godongwana are using art to unite their community as part of the Outspoken Youth Initiative, a collective of 18 artists from Gugulethu, Khayelitsha and Philippi who are driving change through music, dance and visual art.



Oct 2

CHALLENGING NEGATIVE PERCEPTIONS OF YOUTH

We know great leaders. Leaders who are unashamedly passionate about their particular causes. But most importantly, it is important to know other young leaders, like you and me. Our thoughtfulness, integrity, and ambition, speaks volumes to those we serve.


Oct 2

CEO OF SAA TECHNICAL FOR A DAY

I definitely got more than I bargained for, this is Thabang Mabuzas first remark when we sat down to chat about how he spent his one day as CEO of South African Airways (SAA) Technical.


Sep 5

GREEN ACTION

Over 250 youth from across South Africa gathered at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria to participate in the inaugural Green Youth Indaba on the 31 July 2014.


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