Aug 16

Activator Blessing Mutiti’s super power is resilience

Name: Blessing Mutiti Province: USA Facebook: @ Africanmythbuster Twitter handle:@blessmutiti Instagram: Africanmythbuster What is the essence of being a woman to you? Knowing my worth before anyone else defines it for me and setting goals endlessly What is your super power? Resilience, knowing my worth and exercising a strong sense of self-esteem. What words would …



Aug 16

Remembering Marikana

A poem by Activator Hein Scheepers My parents are miners whether in a shaft or in a retail store working as a Petrol Attendee We are Working class. We are Miners. We Are Marikana Who would have thought that we will also be part of a generation that witnessed how the government massacres humans workers …


Aug 14

Love as a Super Power for Vanessa Mojapelo 

Name: Vanessa Mojapelo  Province: Gauteng Facebook: Vanessa Nophe Mojapelo Instagram: @nessafilms 1. What is the essence of being a woman to you?  Being true, respectful and understanding to myself and every woman. 2. What is your super power?  Love. 3. What words would you use to describe yourself? Brave, loving, impulsive, caring sometimes annoying. 4. …


Aug 14

Chantal Martin’s super power is giving love

Name: Chantal Martin Province: Northern – Cape Facebook: Chantal Chante Martin Instagram: Chantalchane  What is the essence of being a woman to you? The real essence of being a woman is the ability to nurture and to love deeply, unconditionally. What is your super power? My super power is giving love to others who needs …


Aug 12

Activating Truth and Trust In Media, Today.

Insights and Reflections By: Activator Zilungile Athenjwa Zimela Duke International Menell Media Exchange was established 17 years ago by Clive Menell to advance ethics and promote the practices of true journalism. This year, the exchange has invited media personnel and emerging media practitioners to speak about the “Truth & Trust” in what we read and …



Aug 10

ACTIVATE! Men celebrate women

By Gladys Nomvuyo Sebeko In 1956 20 000 women took to the streets to fight an oppressive government. They did not focus on colour or status. The unity they shared made the oppressor listen and make changes. 64 years later we see women in high positions and some even in Parliament. The government is even trying …


Aug 10

Activator Kgadi Mmanakana’s super power is serving people

Name: Kgadi Mmanakana Province: Limpopo Facebook: Kgadi Mmanakana Twitter handle: @KgadiMmanakana Instagram: @the_possibilitarian  What is the essence of being a woman to you? To play a role of a mother which is a divine mission given only to women due to their innate resources; nurturing and intuitive nature. What is your super power? I am …


Aug 8

ACTIVATE! Hackathons finding solutions to gender-based violence (GBV)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: ACTIVATE! Hackathons finding solutions to gender-based violence (GBV) 09 August 2017 Reports of Deputy Minister of the Department of Education Mduduzi Manana physically assaulting Mandisa Duma at Cubana restaurant this past Sunday is reflective of a society that has normalised the abuse and brutalisation of women, girls and other vulnerable groups …


Aug 8

Celebrating the resilience of ACTIVATE! Women

The month of August marks Women’s Month where we celebrate the women within the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Network and how they are contributing towards positive change. By showcasing these amazing women through a photo exhibition on Instagram (Instabition) we will highlight the resilience of women Activators in their various spaces and the immeasurable contribution they …


Aug 8

Activator Philadelphia Sanzinza’s super power is nurturing

Name: Philadelphia Sanzinza Province: Northern Cape Facebook: Siziwena Samunzala Sanzinza Twitter handle: @Siziwena Instagram: @Siziwena What is the essence of being a woman to you? To me the essence of being woman is motherhood and being able to share and give so much love endlessly and being peacemakers and homemakers without wanting to be rewarded …


Aug 8

Activator Penester Tjale’s super power is love

Name: Sehlorana Penester Tjale Province: Gauteng Facebook: MamaGaopalelwe Tjale What is the essence of being a woman to you? Being a woman means encouraging, empowering and showing love in abundance to everyone What is your super power? Love What words would you use to describe yourself? Kind, welcoming and humble Do you relate to Women’s …


Aug 7

Activator Mpho Tshabalala’s super power is empowerment

Name: Mpho Palesa Tshabalala Province: Originally from the North West but staying in Gauteng now. Facebook: Palesa Mpho Tshabalala  Twitter: @MissMbalientle Insta: palesa_mpho_tshabalala What is the essence of being a woman to you? The essence of being a woman to me is a message of inspiration, empowering women to live overflowing with an abundance of …



Aug 7

When the power of our vote counts

Democracy in South Africa flourishes and reinforces our important role as activists to safeguard the future of South Africa The year was 1994 on a sunny day on the 27th of April when the future of South Africa would be determined and indeed the sun would not have chosen a better day to set on …


Aug 3

Sanitary Towels, a Right or a Responsibility?

In a country where some people barely have enough water to live from while others have more than enough to waste; the government really needs to be held accountable for not delivering for the rights of its people. However, with a constitution that has so many rights to cater for, what is it that the …


Aug 3

Activator Yolokazi Mfuto’s super power is God

Name: Yolokazi Mfuto Province: Eastern Cape Facebook: Yolokazi Mfuto Twitter handle: @YolokaziMfuto Instagram: @yolo_mfuto  What is the essence of being a woman to you? It is the ability to stand strong even when the odds are all against me. Its also the love I have for myself and those around me. What is your super …




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