Jan 31

SONA and it’s empty promises to SA youth

Dumisa Mbuwa It is no secret – few South Africans have been vested in anything Jacob Zuma had to say in the past 10 years as president, particularly in his annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament. It was only when the ANC’s children (born out of wedlock) – the EFF, started chanting …

Jan 25

Hoerskool Overvaal, where language is a proxy for race

By Prince Charles “Apartheid has left us with many scars. The worst of these must be the vast discrepancy in access to public and private resources. The cardinal fault line of our past oppression ran along race‚ class and gender. It authorised a hierarchy of privilege and disadvantage. Unequal access to opportunity prevailed in every …

Jan 23


By Paul Mabote Imagine getting the announcement that your local supermarket will now provide free groceries every day. FREE!! That would be heaven, wouldn’t it? But how would it work? Would it be realistic? How would it be implemented to the effect that everyone is happy? One thing for sure: scores of people would flock …

Jan 23

O South Africa, thou art sick

By Prince Charles The count down to the State of the Nation Address has started in the republic whose tourism slogan is “alive with possibility.” As a people, we are alive to the possibility (if not certain) that this year’s address will be filled with a litany of promises yet again. State of the nation …

Jan 17

Activator Ashraf Kenny cycles for clean drinking water in Mali

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 January 2018 Re: Activator Ashraf Kenny cycles for clean drinking water in Mali Young and taking charge!! Activator and community activist Ashraf Kenny with 21 Friends in collaboration with the Islamic Relief Worldwide NGO,will take on a 200 km cycling challenge through Andalusia, Spain to raise funds for the relief of …

Jan 17

Activator Ashraf Kenny cycles for life

By Kay-Dee Mashile 2013 Activator, Ashraf Kenny, and 21 friends from the Islamic Relief Worldwide are embarking on a 200 kilometer cycling journey in Andalusia, Spain, from the 17th to the 20th of January 2018. The cycle challenge is aimed at raising awareness and funds for an Islamic Relief project that will produce and provide …

Jan 12

Mind The Red

”We are our own superheroes ” By: Ziseko Geza When you think of yourself at 20yrs, images of an over tired varsity student who just wants to pass second year, look good and have fun finding yourself, this is not the case with Asanda Mtshabe a 20year old who is one of the founders of #MindTheRed;an …

Jan 10

Education: A Fundamental Right

Education is a fundamental right for everyone and the key to the future of any country. Among the top ranked countries in education quality, South Korea tops the list. Meanwhile South Africa, one of the most lucrative economies in Africa, is ranked 61 globally. While South Korea’s economy is ranked the 12th largest in the world, …

Jan 9

Activators sparkling as they grind

By Kay-Dee Mashile VIDA Sparkle As You Grind is a Social Entrepreneurship Platform for aspiring entrepreneurs. The initiative was co-founded by two Activator Ladies, Palesa Mpho Tshabalala (Founder of Botle Ba One) and Nathacia Olivier (Founder of Indoni Beauty Range). With both Palesa and Nathacia being passionate about entrepreneurship and lifestyle, the initiative was in …

Jan 9

Activators Review Education System

By Lwazi Nongauza “Any government that prides itself on the few that succeed and ignores the many that fall out of the school system has clearly lost its moral bearings.” Those were the words of former vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State – Jonathan Jansen in response to the recent 2017 Matric examinations …

Jan 8

My 2018

By: Nomvuyo Gladys Sebeko My 2018 My tears have formed a river that can’t be compared To any river that is known to be the biggest Or the Ocean which is praised to be the widest My 2018 Heart has be torn into so many pieces That it can feed the whole nation and still …

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