Siyavuya improving prospects for youth in Khayelitsha

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Meet Siyavuya Mlungu who joined the ACTIVATE! Network this year and is passionate about business and leadership.

SA Power in too few hands

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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.

ACTIVATE! CEO declares Mphanama Station Official

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The stations list keeps growing! Activators in Mphanama now have a gathering space and christened by ACTIVATE!'s Chris Meintjies.

A victorious day for women

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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.

Lessons from Europes largest technology conference

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"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."

Activator Shakes Global Entrepreneurship Week

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ACTIVATE! has helped my entrepreneurship journey through SWITCH where I learned how to improve my business operations through the business modeling canvas."

A! Mens Freeze Flash Mobb

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A! Men simply seeks to effect change in the way men see themselves, the way men act and it helps men be men as expected of them.

The role of education in transformation

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Following the A! Bus Journey, Nosiphiwe Ngqwala shares her overall experience and the importance of transforming our collective heritage and identity through education.

A Gentlemans Perspective

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I am not just a common man. I am a gentleman, a brother, a friend, a care giver, a lover and I adore and respect all women.

COMMUNITY OF PABELLELO VOWS TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST VIOLENCE

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All roads led to Upington in the Northern Cape on Saturday to discuss the critical issue of how we can promote a violence-free society in a time when numerous communities are tormented by violent rebellion. Craydon Thompson reports.

A deep desperation for change

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After the #ActivateJourney, Activator Nhlanhla Ndlovu reflects on the lessons he picked up along the way.

The shameful shenanigans of the elite

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After the release of former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela's State Capture report, Koketso Marishane unpacks and delves into the shenanigans of the elite and what this means for the poor man on the street.

A suicidal gay community

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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.

YOUNG LEADERS DISCUSS POSSIBILITIES OF A VIOLENCE FREE SOCIETY IN UPINGTON

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On Saturday, youth leaders in Upington will convene an Imbizo to discuss the possibilities around achieving a non-violent society. The Imbizo will take place on Saturday, 12 November in the Thembelihle Hall in Paballelo from 11h00 till 13h00. All community members and stakeholders are invited.

THE ACTIVATOR 2016

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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!

To explore is to experience

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Mmeza Gaborone from Upington who participated in the Gauteng leg of the ACTIVATE! Journey, reflects on what the journey meant to her.

Dignity for International Migrants

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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.