Siyabonga Mahomba speaks to Activators Prince Charles, Dineo Segophiso, Lisa Silwana and Phetogo Kgosierileng about their thoughts around short-term employment. Although short-term employment opportunities such as internships, contract work and learnership programmes ensure that one receives much needed work experience and provide temporary relief to ones financial strains, there are however downsides.
As a network of over 2000 young people, Activators have an inherent commitment to change. For the month of June our campaign #CommittedToChange will showcase how Activators are and have been #CommittedToChange.
Activator and fitness instructor Mlekeleli Khuzwayo will be hosting his annual summer boot camp to shape all bodies to be ready for the summer. He has compiled a whole list of activities that are guaranteed to give you the summer body you have always desired by participating in an array of fun and effective physical activities that will shape your body to hour-glass,pear, and round apple shape. No sweat no gain!!!!
On 8 May, a pre-registered group of SWITCH participants embarked on a 24 hour hackathon in a bid to win a trip to India with Startup Safari in July! We are delighted to announce that FransNtsoereng from Gauteng (2015 Switcher) will be going to India! Frans, congratulations on anamazing achievement!
Activator Bonkekile Khumalo an aspiring businesswoman from KZN has been nominated for the Enterprise of The Year award for her cleaning products business Okuhle and Cousins Project based in Illovo Township in the province of Kwa Zulu Natal.
Activator Thobani Mthobisi Zikalala reflects on ways Activators are observing their African heritage and ways in which they should be.
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Happy Africa Day!! Activator and Switcher, Hein Scheepers penned this insightful piece on Africa Day.
Activator Nomvuyo Sebeko speaks to Activators from around the country to find out how the network are assisting each other with employment!
Activator Shalien Pako from Mpumalanga has a passion for empowering young entrepreneurs and substance abusers. This year she hopes to empower her community. Read more about her mission.
Activator Thato Fortunate from Limpopo wants to start a mini library in her community. Read more about her initiative
Activator Nhlanhla Ndlovu sits down with Dr Gavin Price from GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science) to talk about ethical leadership. This is what went down at the interview.
Activator Paul Mabote discusses the causes of youth unemployment in South Africa, the attitude towards youth unemployment and possible alternatives to youth unemployment. It expresses the importance of strategic Activator partnerships in curbing financial inactivity.
Three of South Africa’s former presidents, and one former deputy president hosted a dialogue on the national crises facing the country. ACTIVATE! was represented by Activator Nhlanhla Ndlovu. This is what happened.
Activator Unathi Snam is planning to obtain more copies of the booklet “Making Local Government Work” in order to run a workshop in his community to empower others.
Activator Xolisile Malgas says the fight against poverty is simply that, a fight! This means that poverty can fight back, we can choose not to fight or we can fight with our minds and consciousness.
On the 08 May the Switch Programme will be running an exciting 24HourHackathon with 31 social enterpreneurs who will be required to submit a social business canvas presenting their initiative as well as a 4 minute YouTube pitch.
Activator Koketso Marishane recently spoke at the 2nd Africa-China Youth Forum about Youth in Business. Koketso contends that the overall socio-economic progress among our continents people first need sustainable jobs. In order to create these job opportunities and craft a significantly inclusive African society, he says we need to pursue socio-economic growth based on the strength of all sectors: public, private and civil society groupings.
In observing World Press Freedom Day today, Activator Qhawe Sosibo in his academic essay asks, Is the right not to disclose confidential sources of information which journalists claim to have, a legally protected right in South Africa? If not, should it be protected and to what extent?
Gladys Nomvuyo Sebeko takes a look at our 23 year old democracy and comments on the implementation of various programmes and policies.