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.

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.

Sinazo Peter a Future Shaper

Activator Sinazo Peter is featured in the August edition of Marie Claire as one of the 12 Future Shapers.

Athenkosi Nzala doing his bit to empower the next generation of leaders

Athenkosi is a member of Inspire Foundation Group Africa where he is head of personal development ensuring the mentorship and academic development of students from Grade 10 to 12 at Bisho High School where he went to school.

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.

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. #MayibuyeiAfrika #RIPPhilela"

Unite as youth leaders to change the system

Activator, Spheh Bhengu is a loving peoples person with an interest in politics, music and education. One of Sphehs goals is to bridge the gap between private and public schooling, to ensure quality and equal education for all.

FOOT JOURNEY FROM TSHWANE-DURBAN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES

In an attempt to make education more accessible to young people living with disabilities, three young social entrepreneurs and members of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers network from the City of Tshwane are preparing to walk more than 600KM.

Re: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND GRATITUDE TO GXAKWE PROJECTS WHO DONATED OFFICE FURNITURE

The ACTIVATE! Network would like to thank Mgxakwe Projects for their wonderful donation.

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.

South Africans need more than 67 minutes

Activator Bongi Ndlovu, the force behind A! Dare campaign believes South Africans need morethan 67 minutes to drive change.

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.

Africa-The leader of gender-based violence globally

Activator, Zilungile Zimela attended the gender-based violence hackathon held by Africa Unite and ACTIVATE! Change Drivers. The hackathon explored the origin and contributing factors to gender-based violence and why Africa is leading the pack.

South African Government Brain Damage?

Kay-Dee Mashile contends that the country is temporarily in a comma of sorts and we need some change to occur to avoid permanent brain damage. But how do we do this?

YOUNG CHANGE DRIVERS GIVE BACK IN SPIRIT OF MANDELA DAY

YOUNG CHANGE DRIVERS GIVE BACK IN SPIRIT OF MANDELA DAY

Activators share their thoughts about Mandela Day

Activator Nomvuyo Sebeko speaks to fellow Activators about their thoughts around Mandela Day. Mandela day was founded so that people recognise the power they have in changing the world. Read what they had to say

Activator Motsatsi Mmola is going to Norway in August!!

Activator Motsatsi Mmola will be going to Oslo (Norway) in August! She was selected to participate in the global youth leadership exchange programme and has been assigned into a Kenyan NGO that is need of someone who has her leadership skills.

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.

Creatively Countering Youth Unemployment

Currently the youth (aged 15-34) remain quite vulnerable in the labour market with the unemployment rate at an all-time high of 37,1 % which is 10.6 % above the national average (http://www.statssa.gov.za/?p=9561).

Activating Activators in marginalised rural spaces

Muzi Nduku Arts & Culture / Sport Tournament .