Jun 19

Gender-based violence roadshow sets Limpopo on Fire!

By Koketso Marishane On the 15 June 2018, socio-economic activists across Limpopo Province gathered at a venue just outside Polokwane to deliberate on issues of common concern: Gender Based Violence. Like Theodore Hesburgh once said: “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” The event, officiated by …


Jun 19

Community development is my passion- 2017 Activator Kgadi Mmanakana

By Puleng Portia Famously known as the “The Possibilitarian”, Kgadi Mmanakana has become a change driver in her community and the Limpopo Province at large. Hailing from Ga-Matlala small community named Ga-Ramalapa on the outskirts of Polokwane, her dream of becoming a change driver in her community was something that began when she was still …


Jun 18

Restoring the dignity of our country

Name: Phikolomzi Habe Province: Eastern Cape Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phikolomzi.habe Twitter handle: @PhikolomziHabe Instagram: phikolomzi_habe Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. I am just a simple guy who grew up in Qunu, Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. I am passionate about development of young people. After completing my studies in …


Jun 18

Ntuzuma Youth Uprising

By Bongo Hlongwane Ubuciko Bomlomo Infortainment in collaboration with Aids Foundation Congregated Young people to pay tribute to the youth of 1976 under the theme, “Ntuzuma Youth Uprising” at the Ntuzuma F library. The incentive of the event was the desire to portray that Art enables young people to contend the social injustices and social …


Jun 18

GP Activator, Sammy Nkogatse launches thought-provoking book

By Lwazi Nongauza Saturday, the 9th of June marked yet another historical day to remember for Gauteng based Activator and entrepreneur Sammy Nkogatse as he launched his thought provoking book in Sammy Marks Square in Pretoria. Nkogatse’s second book, entitled ‘’LOVE AND LIES: My past tense’’ was inspired by wounded yet striving ordinary lives. The book …


Jun 15

Mordecai is passionate about the people and their betterment

Name:Sizolwenkosi Mordecai Ndlovu Province: Gauteng Facebook: Mordecai Ndlovu  Twitter handle: @Mordecai_Ndlovu Instagram: @mordecaistarz Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. Hi my name is Mordecai Ndlovu, from Gauteng, I’m a student at Vaal University of Technology.   Why did you decide to be part of the ACTIVATE! Network? I …


Jun 14

Kgatelopele Township Economy BootCamp

Afrika Mayibuye Entrepreneurship Hub Accelerator rolls out the Kgatelopele Township Economy BootCamp Series as part of its Enterprise Development   Strategy in the quest to lend a hand in Youth Employment Service and in the Development of Pan African Entrepreneurship As part of the Youth Month Celebrations  and lending a hand in the development of …


Jun 13

Two Activators set to represent SA in India!!

By Lwazi Nongauza The Switch Social Entrepreneurship Programme (SSEP) facilitated a 24 HR hackathon challenge for the Startup Safari 2018 competition. For 24 hours, Switchers were required to come up with innovative solutions to a health issue faced in their communities. Sehlorana Penester Tjale and Vusi Tshabalala emerged victorious  after a panel of judges announced  …


Jun 13

Mokgubi: Without education, I am nothing.

Name: Mokgubi Kgaphola Province: Limpopo- Mphanama Smart Village Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. I am Mokgubi Kgaphola, commonly described as a moving library and a standing bookshelf because whenever my mouth opens, you’d realise that I’m a creator of conflict, a sculptor drama, and inventor of character. …


Jun 13

Afrika Mayibuye Entrepreneurship Hub Accelerator rolls out Kgatelopele Township Economy BootCamp

As part of the Youth Month Celebrations and lending a hand in the development of Pan African Entrepreneurship, Afrika Mayibuye Entrepreneurship Hub Accelerator will be rolling out the Kgatelopele Township Economy BootCamp Series from the 18 June until the end of July in all central areas of Bloemfontein townships. The purpose of the camps are …


Jun 12

June 16 Commemoration – Limpopo GBV roadshow

In South Africa, the month of June holds the significance of remembering the youth movement that was active during and against the apartheid era. It honors the lives of those youth citizens who lost their lives, and those who continued fighting to overthrow the oppressive government system. According to South African History, June 16, 1976, …


Jun 11

2 Winners Travelling to India for this year’s Startup Safari

Congratulations to Vusi Job Tshabalala & Makgonatsohle Tjale 🎉  the two winners who will be travelling to India for this year’s Startup Safari. Well done to you both for your outstanding submissions! We look forward to following you on your journey to India and learning more about your experience at our annual Switch Summit in October. We are also excited …


Jun 11

Nonhlanhla Thrifts For Change

Name: Nonhlanhla Dube Province: Gauteng, City of Ekurhuleni Facebook: BlackBird Projects Instagram: dubenonhlanhla_ Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. I am Nonhlanhla Dube, a community newspaper writer and a change driver. I’ve been volunteering since 2013 during varsity days. I’m a mother of 2 and believe this somehow …


Jun 11

Celebrating young leaders this youth month

By Nomvuyo Sebeko The month of June is all about celebrating the bravery of young people and how determined they are when it comes to improving their lives. We at ACTIVATE! have dedicated this month to celebrating all the young people in the network who are #payingitforward in their communities. We had an opportunity to …


Jun 11

North West Activator vows to transform lives this youth month

By Lwazi Nongauza Activator Itumeleng ‘’Kealeboga-Fortune’’ Mogajane vows to change young people’s lives through a series of youth leadership motivational talks throughout the Bokone Bophirma during Youth Month. “This campaign is close to my heart. The campaign is informed by the recent women killings. My plan is that this campaign must get to a level …


Jun 11

Switcher’s compete in 24 HR Challenge for a chance to go to India!

In 2017, the Switch Social Entrepreneurship Programme (SSEP) partnered up with Startup Safari and gave one lucky Switcher the opportunity to travel to India and participate in Startup Safari. Through creating exposure on an international platform, Startup Safari seeks to grow social entrepreneurs by ‘redefining learning models and  reimagining career paths’. Our partnership with Startup …


Jun 8

Limpopo GBV tour actively against gender-based violence

By Tlotliso May South African men are on a killing spree. In the past ten years or so homosexual people were brutally attacked on the basis of their sexuality, in an effort to “Correct” their identity into one that society accepts. This behaviour was popular enough to even gain a term coined after it, “Corrective …


Jun 7

Meet Belisa Rodrigues one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

Ms. Rodrigues, a South African native, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town where she was awarded the Old Mutual Gold Medal for academic excellence on the MBA programme. Up until recently, she worked …


Jun 7

Meet Oliver Bonstein one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

Oliver is a Waste Management and Recycling industry analyst at GreenCape, working in Industrial Symbiosis. Oliver helps manufacturing companies to find new ways to divert their waste from landfill and to become more efficient in terms of energy, water and materials. Oliver runs an Enterprise Development Programme through GreenCape to assist the startup of new …


Jun 6

Meet Apoorv Bamba one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

Apoorv’s passion lies in igniting ideas in the darkness of stereotypes. He is a true global citizen having worked with entrepreneurs across South Africa, Bhutan, Taiwan, India and Portugal over the last few years. Deep down in his heart, he likes to think of himself as a struggling cricketer and a movie fanatic. He is …


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