Jul 31

A male is born, but a man is built

Did you know that 63% of youth that commit suicide are from fatherless homes and 71% of all high school dropouts grew up without a father? Activator Bongo Hlongwane attended 2016 Activator Snqobile Mkwanazi mens seminar where they unpacked what it should mean to be a man in society.

Jul 31

Meet Thulisile Bhuda

Thulisile Bhuda’s profile looks at the different ways she is driving change and giving to her rural community and how she is collaborating with local universities to realise the dream of the impoverished and disadvantaged African child who still lacks identity owing to varying conflicts of skin colour, origin and language.

Jul 25

A! Hackathon

Activate! Hackathon poster for 2017 that details the Hackathon experience and how Activators are having robust discussions on the burning issues in the country.

Jul 25

Red Africa – #RIPPhilela #RIP_Philela

It is with great sorrow and broken hearts that the students of the University of the Free State, and the rest of Azania, say goodbye to a freedom fighter our time. The sharp knife of Philela Gilwa’s short life cuts very deep and calls to young leaders to continue where he left off. Philela will surely be missed, yet his words and works will definitely outlive him!

Lala ngo xolo Son of the Soil! ‘Till we meet again…

Sincerest condolences to his family, friends and comrades.


Jul 18

67 minutes and beyond

Activator Tebogo Suping looks at the Youth Making Local Government Work Campaign and how this continues to change communities in South Africa, beyond 67 minutes.

Jul 17

Another article about RAPE!

Following the trending case of Xola and Kamvelihle #WeBelieveYou, Kay-Dee Mashile writes that society must educate young men from as early as preschool on how to treat women. The same way little girls are taught to cover up, little boys must be taught to respect women.

Jul 5

Youth employment: Uncertainties, gaps and A! potential

As part of a digital youth supplement, Uncensored Voices, Activator Nomtika Mjwana takes an introspective look at herself as a change driver and what is possible within the Network. She shares her experience of how three members of the Network worked together in coming up with ideas.

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