Jun 30

Driving Change To A Different Tune

 What is your passion? I am passionate about writing and making music, fashion writing and design. I am also passionate about television (the making of it that is). What are you excited about lately? I am excited about going back to starring on TV soon. I will be featured in a series I cannot really …

Jun 28

The Key Is Unity

“All our problems are going to be solved if we work together and equally put an effort to build the kind of a country we envisage as young people.”

Jun 23

A! Men Launch

“Dismantling patriarchal myths.”“Repositioning men as society co-builders rather than predators.”“Creating an inclusive, non-sexist society and reclaiming positive perceptions about men.” These striking bold phrases kept coming up at the launch of the A! Men Movement, which took place at the Constitutional Hill on Saturday, 4 June 2016. A! Men is a youth advocacy group led …

Jun 20

#OrlandoShooting: Let me add another HashTag

For the record, this is not about #OrlandoShooting, this is about the ‘daily discriminatory shooting’ that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) community experience daily. The #OrlandoShooting is a reflection of the societies we live in, whether it’s in the US, South Africa or Brazil.  Give me a chance to share my …

Jun 20

Who is Network Connect?

Network Connect was set up in 2015 to keep in touch with Activators in this expanding network and to share what they are dong with other Activators and the SA public. These are some of the strategies that we employ to keep the network connected.

Jun 19

Iimbizo (Imibizos) Dialogues

Activators are hosting imbizos (public dialogues) with partners and Activator facilitators in rural and urban areas across all provinces and wherever possible, sharing the conversation across South Africa via the media, radio and social media.

Jun 18

Local Stations

Activators are organising spaces to come together regularly to meet, engage, network, share knowledge, skills, ideas and resources, and forward their individual and collective causes.

Jun 17

A! Help Desk

The Activator Help Desk fields Network enquiries to relevant members of the Network Connect team. This desk will help you to know how we can partner with you and work more closely.

Jun 16

You-th Making Local Government work

Navigating and engaging with the socio-political environment is an ongoing intention of the ACTIVATE! programme and we continue to promote the work of the many inspiring Activators who vigorously engage with local government.

Jun 15

The Future is Inevitable

In a country where the majority of the population are below the age of 35, one cant help but wonder what are we doing with this potential? Youthfulness should be associated with energy and creativity. The youth voice should be prominent in media and shaping narratives around what it means to live in a free and democratic South Africa.

Jun 15


The network is so vibrant and alive with possibilities that we have dedicated resources to keep (you) in touch with whats hot in the network. These are some of the current campaigns and events.

Jun 10

Stations: Innovate Revolution of Bright Minds

In most ACTIVATE! sessions, gatherings, Facebook pages, WhatsApp groups and even informal meetings, there’s always a question posed: “Why doesn’t ACTIVATE! opt to be a political party?” or a suggestion of “let’s rather be a political party”. These suggestions or questions are not normally based on a true sense of a political party, but are …

Jun 8

Transforming Digital Media

“We need to teach people to think critically and look for opportunity to develop that into viable ventures; not promote the culture of entitlement and put people in boxes

Jun 8

Stories Competition finalist: Action Setaka

When I applied for the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers programme in 2012, I had a cocktail of expectations.  All  these  expectations  were  based  on  personal  development  that  had nothing to do with others or thoughts of meeting any person that may possess superior intellectual prowess which may surpass mine. Not that there is an element of …

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