Jun 29

Enabling Activator Motsatsi to continue #PayingItForward

  By: Baxolise Dlali Motsatsi Mola is a 2013 Activator from Enable Village, located in the outskirts of Tzaneen in Limpopo. She is a youth and community activist who wants to bring opportunities to her village, particularly for the young people in her village. At first glance, you would not understand what fuels her restless …


Jun 29

The death of consciousness is a threat to active citizenship

By Prince Charles “It is not the consciousness of men [people] that determines their being, but, on the contrary, it is their social being that determines their consciousness.” Karl Marx Human consciousness is an extremely complex and complicated concept to define, this is due to its wide scope that encompasses sociology, philosophy and psychology. Consciousness …


Jun 25

Activator Vows to lead Limpopo youth to the promise land

By Lwazi Nongauza ‘’Promise land’’ is where the 2018 Activator Fhatuwani Raliphaswa is set to lead Limpopo youth during the community stock-taking summit at Sibasa Village, situated a few kilometres outside of Polokwane, on the 30th of June 2018. In a bid to eradicate some of the current youth social ills, Activator and Farisanani Community Development Foundation …


Jun 25

June 16 Uprisings should be as is!

By Koketso Marishane The ANC led government has amusingly made a fascinating declaration, June as the Youth Month in the Republic of South Africa. Fascinating because, that declaration was informed by the quest to honour the youth of Soweto, who in June 1976, revolted against Bantu Education, and most precisely, against the system of white …


Jun 23

She Conquers SA – Meet Kay-Dee

I am Khotso Dineo (Kay-Dee) Mashile, a young African lady. Born in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. My most steady home is a beautiful village called Nkwinyamahembhe (Lillydale). I grew up in many parts of the country, to which I owe my cultural diversity. I am a Bachelor in Social Work (with honours) graduate and am currently pursuing …


Jun 22

Activators Weigh In on the Hate Speech Bill

By Paul Mabote Activators reflect on the tabling by SA parliament of the new Hate Speech Bill JAIL SENTENCE Jail is definitely not a nice place. The thought alone shakes most of us and we absolutely hate the idea of ever being imprisoned. Well, how about spending 3 years of your life in prison for …


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 …


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