Mar 30

It’s not only in our heads

Activator Ramadimetja Makgeru discusses World Bipolar Day observed today. The aim to bring information to the world about bipolar disorders, which primarily includes educating and improving general sensitivity towards the mental illness, especially those who suffer from it.

Mar 21

Anti-Xenophobic Photographic campaign

As part of our #BeHumanRights campaign, and in light of the recent spates of xenophobic attacks, on Human Rights Day we will be featuring the inspiring anti-xenophobic photographic campaign of Activator, Mbali Kubule.

Mar 21

Why do blacks hate blacks so much?

Upon his epic return from the wilderness, Activator Dumisa Mbuwa penned this alternative piece on contemporary Blackness/ Africaness and its relation to the challenges South Africans face (especially Black).

Mar 20

ACTIVATE! #BeHumanRights Campaign

Tomorrow, South Africa will celebrate Human Rights Day, introduced to commemorate the Sharpeville massacre. It is a day when we need to reflect on the progression the country has made to afford equal human rights for all. As part of our #BeHumanRights campaign, and in light of the recent spates of xenophobic attacks, we will be featuring the inspiring anti-xenophobic photographic campaign of Activator, Mbali Kubule.

Mar 14

Whose business is it anyway?

As the Global Entrepreneurship Congress takes place in Johannesburg this week, Activator and entrepreneur, Nhlanhla Ndlovu examines why small and medium sized enterprise (SME) failure rate is so high. 75% of small businesses fail within the first 2 years.

Mar 10

An agent for social change

Khomotso is an Activator who is not shy of being an agent for social change. He has gathered like minded individuals who cater for the needs of school children so as for them to get a fair chance at education.

Mar 8

A Moment of Silence in honour of #94_Esidimeni

“The well networked and connected individuals get informed about government plans, get advised to register their entities in the sector specific to qualify for projects tendering followed by in-house private festivities celebrating corruption victory over tenders. The fruits of the long walk to freedom.”

Mar 2

No fear, No discrimination

Nondumiso Mthethwa, a 2016 Activator passionate about human rights especially in the field of men’s sexual health. She does so through community dialogues and talks that raise awareness about equality and where people who are affected can access the necessary help and resources without fear of discrimination and or intimidation.

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