It is my democratic Right

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Activator Unathi Snam says voting is not the only meaningful way to exercise his democratic right and influence justice. He wants the masses to be conscientised on how to play a meaningful role in their democracy.

The Meaning of Freedom & Democracy in our time

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Mbasa Gqokoma unpacks some of the challenges with Tsepo Ya Rona Mofokeng around how far we have come in sustaining our democracy and freedom.

Activators celebrating democracy through community building

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Ahead of Freedom Day tomorrow, Activator Gladys Nomvuyo Sebeko speaks to fellow Activators about what democracy means to them and how they will be marking the day.

First round of A! Engagements kick off

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ACTIVATE! is going on a journey, across the country to engage with Activators. This past weekend, the first round of three A! Engagements took place in Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Western Cape.

Young leader changing her rural community

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Activator Motsatsi Mmola leads her rural community with the utmost of passion and empathy for all members in her area. She does so with the full comprehension that people's living conditions should never be equated to filth no matter where they come from.

Freedom and democracy, the relationship status

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With freedom day fast approaching, Zisekho Geza penned this opinion piece after a conversation with friends and asks,"Is freedom democracy?"

The power of the hashtag

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Activator Ramadimetja Makgeru explores how the internet, specifically the hashtag is used to address social and political issues.

Empowering through networking

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Activator Unati Tutani from the Eastern Cape started the Duncan Village Youth Development initiative in 2014.

The coming of age of SA's democracy

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Freedom day is around the corner, Activator Lwazi Nongauza speaks to activists and social change drivers about their opinions on our 23 year old democracy.

Success starts with a small idea

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Switcher Claudius Mabidilala joined the Switch programme to develop his entrepreneurial skills and hopes his business addresses unemployment, poverty and inequality.

The ACTIVATE! Network making democracy work

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Activator Themba Vryman discusses the concept of democracy which cannot thrive without the active participation of those who seek to build a truly prosperous country in making it work."As Activators the obligation to ensure that our South African democracy develops, matures and works for the entirety of the populace is much heavier," he says.

The ACTIVATE! network shares their views on the #CabinetReshuffle

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Today, thousands of South Africans will take to the streets in protest against corruption and governance following President Jacob Zuma's cabinet reshuffle. We looked at Facebook,WhatsApp and Twitter to gauge the responses from the A! Network around the reshuffle.

Activators review Kalushi

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Activators share their opinions on the recently released movie of Solomon Malanghu, Kalushi. It is one of many untold authentic South African stories.

Opportunities for underexposed artists

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Activator Hein Scheepers started his social enterprise in the arts because of a lack of exposure community-based, non-formally trained artists from working-class areas receive. These artists have the talent but lack the support and channels to mainstream their craft.

Our role in accountability

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Activator Nomtika Mjwana explores why young people are so far removed from essential decision-making platforms. No young people are present in these conversations that directly violate their rights.

Foreigners Doing More Good In South Africa

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Activator, Siya Mahomba, leads us into a vital discussion on how African/Asian foreign nationals who are being persecuted (xenophobically) are actually doing more good in South Africa than harm.

Social entrepreneurs impacting social change

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Baamogeng Hube from the Northern Cape recently attended a SWITCH workshop. Read more about his social enterprise and why he thinks social entrepreneurs need to demand change.

Activator Koketso Marishane takes national award

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Activator Koketso Marishane from GaMarishane in Limpopo Province recognised by The Presidency.