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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.

Apr 18

Activator Reflects on 2-Day Switch Seminar

By Kabelo Colin Mokoena “Maybe you don’t want to do what you’re currently doing or you’d rather be doing something different. The world is changing and we have to adapt.” – Thulani Sejo, 2017 Switcher. The best move I’ve made this year is applying to take part in ACTIVATE!’s Switch Social Entrepreneurship Program for 2018. …

Apr 17

Self-developed leaders are the future

Name: Glenda Nukeri Province:  Gauteng Facebook:  Glenda n’wa-roby nukeri Twitter:  Glenda n’waRoby Instagram: N/A Glenda is a humble and extremely motivated young leader who is always constantly developing her skills, she is confident in her ability to come up with interesting ideas and loves helping other people. Why did you decide to be part of …

Apr 16

Tribute to Winnifred Zanyiwe Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela

Dear Mother of the Nation, It’s common sense to say: The South has gone blind, when a giant from the south is late; but in your case, we say, the North, the West and the East have all gone blind. For you’ve impacted all corners of the compass. You encompassed it all in you and …

Apr 13

A motivated social engineer for civil leadership

Name:  Nkosikhona “UZZI” Mpungose Province:  KwaZulu Natal Facebook:  Nkosikhona Uthmaan Mpungose Twitter handle:  @MpungoseNW Instagram:  Nkosikhona Mpungose Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. Uzzi is a community developer by birth and a social engineer on civil leadership. I’m motivated to bring about change in my community and my …

Apr 13

A tribute to the late struggle icon, Mam’Winnie Mandela

By Lebogang V.Ditsebe Today we say goodbye to a woman who will be remembered  for her fight against the dreadful Apartheid regime. Mama Winnie, according to history; was a passionate; articulate and charismatic strong woman who was incarcerated at the Women’s Jail at Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg. After the Rivonia Trial, she became Madiba’s public …


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

Upcoming Events

Apr 22

Earth Day

Earth Day History Earth Day seeks to highlight and promote efforts dedicated to the protection of the environment.  As we enter the 21st century, we face many environmental crises, including global warming, deforestation, endangered wildlife, shortages of potable water and widespread pollution, all which negatively affect our planet’s resources and can have adverse effects on our long-term lifestyle …

Apr 27

Freedom Day

Freedom Day History Freedom Day commemorates the first democratic elections that were ever held in South Africa. On 27 April 1994, the results of these elections liberated the nation from the long-standing Apartheid and restored rights to all people in South Africa. On this day, Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, was elected to govern …

May 7

4th Delft Career Exhibition

2015 Western Cape Activator, Asavela Peko, is assembling a nonprofit organisation known as LEMOSA with a special focus on youth development through the length and breath of educational intervention. Therefore, I am approaching you to communicate the upcoming event that we will be hosting with details as follows: 4th Delft Career Exhibition Date: Monday, 7 May 2018 Time: 10h00 …

Jun 21

Be the change you want to see.

Purpose of this event is recovering the youth into being part of the change,  being revived be the drivers of their own lives and dreams. The youth of 1976 is celebrated till to date because they stood up for what they believed in. OT is that time we also made history and be celebrated 42 …

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