Sep 24

Inaugural Switch Weekend Seminar Kicks Off

On 23 September, young leaders from across the country came together to connect and exchange ideas at the first national SWITCH weekend seminar in Johannesburg. Specializing in areas like youth development, community development and women empowerment, the group participated in various strategic activities.

Sep 23

Could a Sisterhood Be a Tool To Drive Change?

My name is Philisiwe Phelokazi Cenga, I am currently living in KZN, eMlazi. Activator 2015 and I am a quarter of a century old. What is your field of passion/interest? Well, that’s quite a question. Women empowerment and education, mainly. I am also a researcher, of which I really love. What are you doing to …

Sep 23

PRESS RELEASE: Ambassadors of Change Driving Heritage Day

Formally known as Shaka Day before 1995, Heritage Day is a national holiday and gives South Africans a chance to pause and take stock how their diversity can contribute to building a better South Africa.This day brings different forms of cultural appreciation and celebration nationally, as the young and old embrace their cultural identity in …

Sep 20

Is Youth Participating in Democratic Institutions?

“Despite their apparent lack of participation in formal political activities, youth have been at the forefront of many of the recent protest actions over service delivery, education reform and emerging social movements seeking to shift structural and systematic oppression.”

Sep 16

Vuwani Continues To Burn

As I write this, I am reminded of the famous American black revolt movie called “Mississippi Burning.” Now in South Africa, we have our very own “Vuwani Burning.”  I woke up today to news that the marginalised community of Vuwani in Limpopo Province, has yet again set alight learning institutions. This after, the very same …

Sep 15

Art For Lifeskills

My arts mission is to inspire positive social change, provoke discussions, capacitate the already existing viable platforms that enable marginalised voices to be heard and influence South Africas thought leaders and their followers thinking.

Sep 8

The Art of Driving Change

I am driving change through an organisation called Light of Life theatre,. Its been in existence since 2009 (7 years now). We have been training our peers for performing arts in our community. A lot of them have joined and grown to be university students, drama and movie actors.

Sep 1

Provoke Inspire Connect

Activate Change Drivers are constantly relooking at creative and innovative ways to build resources and create connections for Activators. This document outlines the use of a USSD platform which is used for application purposes.

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