Oct 21

A Dual Journey of Discovery

The ACTIVATE! Bus Journey is only five days away and promises to be a journey of discovery; unearthing a narrative that will map out a country envisioned for 2030.
















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.”


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