You-th Making Local Government work

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Navigating and engaging with the socio-political environment is an ongoing intention of the ACTIVATE! programme and we continue to promote the work of the many inspiring Activators who vigorously engage with local government.

Lessons from the 1976 Soweto Uprisings

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The 1976 Soweto Uprisings serve as a great example of the critical role young people have historically played in challenging the harsh and unjust conditions facing them and bringing about a democratic dispensation in South Africa.

The Future is Inevitable

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In a country where the majority of the population are below the age of 35, one cant help but wonder what are we doing with this potential? Youthfulness should be associated with energy and creativity. The youth voice should be prominent in media and shaping narratives around what it means to live in a free and democratic South Africa.

Campaigns

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The network is so vibrant and alive with possibilities that we have dedicated resources to keep (you) in touch with whats hot in the network. These are some of the current campaigns and events.

ACTIVATE! Network Unites Youth To Revive The Spirit Of 1976

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The 1976 Soweto Uprising will forever be remembered as a turning…

Stations: Innovate Revolution of Bright Minds

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In most ACTIVATE! sessions, gatherings, Facebook pages, WhatsApp…

Transforming Digital Media

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"We need to teach people to think critically and look for opportunity to develop that into viable ventures; not promote the culture of entitlement and put people in boxes

Stories Competition finalist: Action Setaka

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When I applied for the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers programme in…

Stories Competition finalist: Queen Seitshiro

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Queen Of Change Many times resistance to change hinders progress…

Stories Competition finalist: Mahase Ntshala

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Mom Joyce's House Mom Joyce’s house is the only home I…

Stories Competition finalist: Sifiso Mtshali

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I See You(th). Every generation has one ­ its own qhawekazi,…

Stories Competition finalist: Marcia Mangena

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THE LEADER IS BORN(The Story About Shibu Matladi) Do you ever…

SuperNova Castings

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Sibanda and Mathe aim to bridge the gap between film and television content producers, production companies and create a sustainable direct entrance platform for local emerging film and television practitioners.

THE MESSAGE TO A BLACKMAN IN AFRICA, 2nd edition

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If my yesterday offends my today then it means that there is something wrong with my yesterday.

PRESS RELEASE: The 5th Annual Dress Jozi - #DressJozi16

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YDIDi is pleased to invite you to the 5th Annual Dress Jozi…

Driving Change Through Sport

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I am from Cosmo city, and I believe the government can use the open spaces in my community to build more sporting facilities so that all sporting codes can be accommodated. The government also needs to educate young people and the rest of the community on how they can access the facilities for usage.

Creating Own Value Chains

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As a nation, we are doomed to produce professionals that are corrupt and without moral accountability if the creator God is not acknowledge by his creatures.

Rosette Trading: An Entrepreneur's Journey

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I was first introduced to entrepreneurship at the age of 8. I'd bake frosted cupcakes with my mother, or make lunch packs, have a presentable layout and distribute to my schoolmates."

A Cocktail Of Disasters

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STATISTICIAN General Dr Pali Lehohla's revelation that South…

Promoting Access To Entrepreneurship

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"I motivate myself by reflecting on my past achievements as well as looking up to the wonderful work that the Activators across the country are doing."