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 …
Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile – Paolo Coelho
“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.”
Africa is not just a geographical expression, Africa is not just a people, and Africa is not just a state of mind, although it is all those things; Africa is home, and home is where the spirit is
Dr Charles Finch
TYLT is a dialogue with youth leaders, a platform to discuss youth leadership with a special focus on youth development. This programme aims to capacitate the youth, within institutions of learning, with elements of leadership.
“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 …
WHAT WILL BRING THE NEXT REAL CHANGE IN SOUTH AFRICA? THE DG MURRAY TRUST LAUNCHES A POWERFUL PSA.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 1976 Soweto Uprisings serve as a great example of the critical role young people have historically played in challenging the harsh and unjust conditions facing them and bringing about a democratic dispensation in South Africa.
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.
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.
The 1976 Soweto Uprising will forever be remembered as a turning point and a brave collective action by South African youth. Across the country, youth united in their struggle to make their voices, with the Soweto Uprisings as the most visible. It’s been 40 years since that brave incident and South African youth continue to …
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 …
“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
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 …