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 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.

Oct 24

Leadership And Identity

A leader is not defined by your followers on Twitter or by your Facebook likes, nor is it defined by the distinctions you receive in an exam. Ahead of the A! Bus Journey, Mbasa Gqokoma looks at the characteristics of a leader.

Oct 24

PRESS RELEASE: Youth Explore EC & GP In Search Of Ideal Future

24 October 2016   YOUNG LEADERS EXPLORE EC & GAUTENG IN SEARCH OF A PATH TO AN IDEAL FUTURE ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, a network of young South Africans, is testament to the possibilities of realising a better South Africa by 2030, as contemplated in the National Development Plan. From 26 to 28 October 2016, the …

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