Jul 30

A! Flag Flown High

By Action Sekata   The Activators who  represented ACTIVATE! at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam done so brilliantly. The influence of the network was felt and inspiring  stories were shared with the world. Gratitude to these Activators who represented the network wonderfully. Activators gave their all in making their presence known and recognised by …


Jul 26

Madiba stall becomes the action zone in the Netherlands

Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi presided over official opening of the South African Exhibition Stall at the International AIDS Conference in Netherlands, Amsterdam held under the theme “Breaking Barriers Building Bridges”. South Africa is represented by a strong delegation of more than 500 Aids activists, researchers, and scientists, government officials, Students, HIV/Aids ambassadors as well …


Jul 25

Education is the mother of leadership

Name: Nolwazi Ntshingila Province: KwaZulu Natal Facebook: Nolwazi Renee Ntshingila Twitter handle: @sisanda1710 Instagram: N/A Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. A confident, highly driven and humble young woman with over 8 years’ administration experience in the motor industry. A previous MISA (Motor Industry Staff Association) Woman of …


Jul 24

A Fearless Change Driver

Name: Queen Nomonde Velapi Facebook: Nomonde Queen Velapi Twitter handle: @queen_velapi Instagram:@queen_velapi Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. I am a young woman who is driven by change, growth, empowerment and knowledge. The day I discovered myself is the day I became alive. Why did you decide to …


Jul 24

ACTIVATE! partnership event with Cape Town Museum

We are working on a partnership with the Cape Town Museum and Western Cape Provincial Government on a social inclusion dialogue as one of the ongoing activities planned under Cape Town museum. Cape Town Museum: a new Western Cape provincial museum. Though the museum’s programmatic focus is still being developed, it is envisaged that the …


Jul 23

Activators’ Strength Felt Globally

By Action Setaka Youth Against Aids launched its AIDS Conference at its headquarters Saturday, 21 July 2018 where it officially welcomed over 200 young leaders from all over the world to its AIDS Conference operational centre. ACTIVATE! Change Drivers is one of the organisations invited under the Youth Against AIDS wing to be part of …


Jul 20

Mandela Day reignites Dj Schoolbag’s Pride Factor

By: Dj Schoolbag On Mandela Day, ACTIVATE! was invited to accompany Pride Factor and the Abcon Group Foundation to Hawk Academy combined school in the Primrose, Ekurhuleni, where I come from. And I had the honour of accompanying Kay-Dee to the event. Hawk Academy was founded in 2016 by husband and wife Directors Sipho Mkhonto …


Jul 19

Nelson Mandela: a figure of literary inspiration

By Ace Moloi Not only has President Mandela lived a life of political interest, but of literary inspiration too, writes Ace Moloi. The launching pad of writing careers President Nelson Mandela has been a subject of literary interest throughout his life and beyond his lifetime. His life and career launched many writers politically and creatively, …


Jul 18

We all have the seeds of the Madiba Magic

By Zazi Sintu kaWeyi This day is one of the most recognised day in the calendar of our country. This is the day we honour the late former President Nelson Mandela and the legacy of his work through lending a hand to those who need it most and just immersing yourself and time to a …



Jul 17

#100WordsOfActiveCitizens

While we celebrate the heroes of the past, it is also important that we hand the heroes of today their bouquets while they can still smell the flowers. Selflessness and self-sacrifice are virtues that most, if not all, active citizens possess. ACTIVATE! has initiated a campaign for young active citizens to identify who their active …



Jul 16

The youth can eradicate poverty in SA

Name: Thabang Gift Dichaba Facebook: Thabang Gift Dichaba Twitter handle: None Instagram:@TGDICHABA   Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. I am a hard and dedicated worker and my personality makes me the best person in any work I do passionately. Working with people has become my passion; I …


Jul 13

YouCount 2018 Survey Competition Ts&Cs

YouCount 2018 Survey Competition Ts&Cs Terms & Conditions All participants during the term of the YouCount Survey agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions: The request to complete the YouCount Survey will be open to 2012 – 2017 Activators only. The YouCount Survey will be conducted from 13 July 2018to 23h59 on 15 August 2018(“End …


Jul 11

#Geleza4Life is a good place to start

By Nkanyezi Phephisile Mathizerd This year ACTIVATE! launched what they refer to as The Big 5 Sectors. No! Not the lion or the rhino; keep reading, soon we’ll be on the same page. In the world of Activators, the phrase The Big 5 Sectors has a rather exciting and unique meaning; it refers to the …


Jul 10

Celebrating heroes with #100WordsOfActiveCitizens!

By Kay-Dee Mashile Activators celebrate the 100th legacies of iconic heroes Albertina Sisulu and Nelson Mandela in 100 words! 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of, not only one but, two of South Africa’s heroes, uMam’ uAlbertina Sisulu and Tata Madiba. While they are both late, the lives they lived (especially during their …


Jul 5

Parow Youth Summit

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead   By Miranda Bambata   Youth development, empowerment and leadership and how local government is contributing towards developing its Youth to become future leaders. Including local stakeholders like business, …


Jul 4

A Souljah’s Purpose

By Relo Malepe Who is Fikile Jimmy Souljah? The third son of four, parented by late Moola and Nomvulaza Mokae. I was named after my mom’s father, the late Fikile Jim November. I was born in Taung, in the North West, raised by my mom’s parents in the Free State in a small town, Hertzgvill. At …


Jul 3

Nondumiso is a diva that seeks to uplift her community

Name: Nondumiso “DIVA” Mthethwa Province: KwaZulu-Natal Facebook: Nondumiso Nongcebo Mthethwa Twitter handle: @nntmthethwa Instagram: Ms Diva Nondu Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. I am a lady aged 24 and currently working as an Ambassador at ANOVA Health Institute, a peer mentor at Dreams Thina Abantu Abasha & …


Jul 2

New King of Democracy: Data

By Koketso Marishane For a long while in our modern day democracy, people have been controlled by the owners of their means of production, be it in agriculture, education, science, business or telecommunications. Everyone has been having a boss.   Whether you and I have been controlled by the owners of land, or preoccupied by …


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