Saturday, 31 May 2014 has become quite a special day on the ACTIVATE! calendar to date. For the first time, we managed to host three ACTIVATE! Exchanges on one day, in three cities.
The present generation of young people in South Africa has a responsibility, as tomorrows leaders, to re-write a narrative that is different from what existed before 1994. Young people are faced with a challenge of evolving a South Africa that is more open and more just, where people have equal access to basic needs…
As much as we celebrate youth month and the impact the young people of 1976 made in South Africa, youth development is still a problem in SA, particularly in rural Eastern Cape. The Department of Provincial and Local Government defines youth development as…
This was the topic for discussion as hundreds of young people, across South Africa took part in a dialogue hosted by ACTIVATE! as means of cultivating an active citizenry after South Africas fifth elections.
An open air, free for all exhibition by Dean Jates at the Bonteheuwel Train Station garden on 01 June 2014. Dean Jates: The Active Citizenship Photography Exhibition provides the opportunity to reflect on the self in a society were negative imagery controlled by mass media TV news, newspaper has become a norm in communities.
Facilitator Nqaba was on Bush Radio talking about ACTIVATE! and youth development. He explained why young people should join ACTIVATE!
The Be28 initiative, based on the principle that positive behavior can be established by 28 days of repetition, has taken up the challenge of developing a nation of good habits.
Activators Kenneth and Sabelo were on Talk Radio 702 talking about the ACTIVATE! network and it’s power to connect young people.
Activator Sydney was on SHIFT talking about his Five Star Sky project. If you want to know more about his project watch the video.
Activator Mpho was on Kopanong FM encouraging people to apply to become a change driver.
Activators Zama and Sanele were on Vibe FM talking about their initiative, Build My Community, in Kwa Mashu. They were advertising their first event to be held on June 16.
Activator Ayanda Cokoto claims that she found joy in community activism more than she ever did with her nine to five job. She is involved encouraging women to tell their stories of strength through adversity.
One of the reasons to join ACTIVATE! is the power of the network. Watch this video which shows the power of the network.