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?
“The quarterly ACTIVATE! Exchange opens a dialogue for young people from all walks of life to discuss Government, Social Responsibility and other pressing issues.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Corruption Watch has collaborated with feisty young artist Fiesta Black, to create a hard-hitting song that expresses the exasperation that many people feel about South Africa’s high levels of corruption. The song, created for International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, is now available for download – share it around!
“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.”
Activator William Makgaba, raised by a single parent of seven children, made it his mission to change the lives of young people in rural areas for the better.