The Network

With more than 2000 members, there’s always something happening in the ACTIVATE! network. Click on each story to read more about how Activators are driving change across South Africans.

Aug 22

Shaiyah’s Super Power is Financial Wisdom

Name: Shaiyah Luthuli Province: KwaZulu Natal Facebook: Shaiyah Eshet Yahav (Vegan Ekasi is my page) Twitter handle: @queen_shaiyah (@veganekasi) Instagram: @queen_shaiyah (@veganekasi)   What is the essence of being a woman to you? A woman is a life giver in all aspects. We bring life and order in everything we touch. Without women, there is …

Aug 21

Courage is Khutso Mmethi’s Super Power

Name: Khutso Mmethi Province: Limpopo Facebook: Khutso Kattitude Mmethi Instagram:@Kaytitude   What is the essence of being a woman to you? Being of great articulate character. Standing bold and brave for being human before everything. What is your super power? My sense of possessing courage to the next person What words would you use to …

Aug 21

Gabaiphiwe Makgaka’s Super Power Is Her Voice

Name: Gabaiphiwe Makgaka Province: North West Facebook: Gabaiphiwe Makgaka Twitter handle: @soulsista63 Instagram:@abaphiwemotha   What is the essence of being a woman to you? The essence of being a woman, is being a woman, a mother of the nation, being able to nurture your fruits to full bloom. What is your super power? My super …

Aug 21

The woman I met yesterday

By: Gladys Nomvuyo Sebeko LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE WOMAN I MET YESTERDAY She had a smile of a queen and the breath of a princess Her face was like an ocean with hair like the sunset Her body so perfect like the clear blue sky LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE WOMAN I …

Aug 18

Well since it is August, care for a female president? No!!

By Kay-Dee Mashile Happy women’s month to all the ladies of South Africa! This month is not only to commemorate the women who made it possible for today’s women to have voices that are loud enough to write articles such as this, but to also acknowledge the women who fight oppression and suppression on a …

Aug 17

The commodification of youth unemployment

By Action Setaka In many platforms where I am invited to speak on socio-economic issues, I always argue that we live in a money-orientated world. “Our poverty, miseries, traumas and even simple acts of kindness are converted into business for making money. If plans to make money are not found out of any of our …


Here is what’s happening in our world. Click on read more to find out about each event.

Upcoming Events

Aug 25

Women’s Dialogue

We will have an intergenerational discussion to do an introspection on the role we as women play in contributing to a patriarchal society and to gender-based violence.

We also will be celebrating the everyday women who go unrecognized, who are working every day to rebuild South Africa.  And to sign a pledge that we will continue the discussions and sisterhoods support circles in our communities to provide safe spaces where we women of all ages can empower themselves so that we can reach our best potentials.
RSVP with Bongi on 072 992 8823 or Email

Sep 4

Impact Youth Initiative 2017

Impact Youth is an initiative created by EvolutionHub SA to develop and share information with young people living in the townships. The target for this initiative is mostly young people who are entrepreneurs or want to start their own businesses, unemployed young people, Grade 11-12 learners, and those who are in tertiary or want to …

Sep 23

MSD Presents: Sport and Health

The main purpose of the event is to promote a healthy living lifestyle through sports participation, physical activity and health awareness.

Sep 29


AfrA Foundation host GroundZEROCultureCLUB, a platform for young adult (18-35 years of age) musicians, artist, film makers, photographers, poets, dancers and designers to showcase their talents in front of an audience of their peers.

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