Nov 30

SA Power in too few hands

Koketso Marishane unpacks why the power balance in South Africa should be reconsidered. He argues that a constituency-based representative model holds greater potential for the country.



Nov 25

A victorious day for women

As we mark 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women and Children, we celebrate the victories that women have achieved and we condemn the continued repression they continue to endure.


Nov 23

Lessons from Europes largest technology conference

“As a female tech entrepreneur in this space, it brings me even more joy that I can share my experience with fellow female entrepreneurs and encourage them to travel and attend international conferences to bring them and their businesses a new wave of inspiration and confidence.”









Nov 14

A suicidal gay community

Ahead of International Men’s Day on 19 November, Abram Mophokane recounts what it’s like to be gay in a country that does not always accept his sexual orientation. The prejudices of society can be unforgiving, often resulting in fatal consequences for those at the receiving end of discrimination.



Nov 8

THE ACTIVATOR 2016

The official newspaper of ACTIVATE, The Activator is out!! In this bumper edition, catch up on Activator stories; events; Imbizo’s; the You Count Survey; what happened when ACTIVATE was represented at the UNESCO Conference and a new Innovation Challenge for 2016. Filled with photo’s and successes of the Network, this edition promises to be a good read!



Nov 4

Dignity for International Migrants

Organisations collaborated on a discussion document to submit to the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) for the published International Migration Green Paper. The aim of this collaboration was to provide a unified voice on what the issues and solutions civil society has in regard to the aforementioned pieces of legislation.


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