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.

Nov 21

Fees commission report rejected

By Bawowethu Jonas The Poor of the poorest Young The youth of South Africa is once again failed by the government of the country. This comes after the report of Fees Commission released by uBaba kaDuduzane, the State President, Mr. Jacob Zuma. It is not alarming that this commission would take its time to ponder on …

Nov 20

Applications for Switch 2018 are now open!

SSEP APPLICATIONS OPEN 20 Nov 2017 – 19 JAN 2018 The applications for Switch Social Entrepreneurship Programme are now open! Please read the attached brochure and below information to ensure you fully understand the programme, its offering and what it expects from you. The SSEP accepts 60 candidates a year. Due to limit spaces, we are …

Nov 20

Men march to fight violence against women and children #Activate16Days #NoExcuse

Men march to fight violence against women and children #Activate16Days #NoExcuse On Sunday the 19th of November 2017, Takuwani Riime! collaborated with various stakeholders from across various sectors to organise the Men’s March aimed at encouraging men to take action against gender-based violence. The ACTIVATE! Change Drivers network had the privilege of being part of this …


Nov 20

The breakdown of the Fees Commission Report

By Action Setaka The 2016 and 2017 academic year will go down in history as years which marked the unity of young people, specifically students beyond the political spectrum and colour. It saw a generation notoriously labelled as arm-chair critics and social media revolutionaries assuming their rightful role as constructors of the future by taking …

Nov 20

Activators fighting gender-based violence

By Nomvuyo Sebeko Gender-based violence is very common in our country. This year alone we have seen a lot of women being killed by their partners. We have also experienced the shocking revelation of children being killed for their body parts and some for rituals. As a nation we have a long way to go …

Nov 16

What role should the youth play to eradicate poverty in SA?

By  L.J   Poverty reduction is a subject that has attracted a lot of debate in the past three decades. Poverty is a global challenge that goes beyond social and political issues to include economic issues. Therefore, solutions aimed at breaking the vicious cycles of poverty cannot be limited to political and social policies, but …



Events

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

Upcoming Events

Nov 25

Life Beyond Taboos Seminar

The Life beyond Taboos project seeks to address societal and cultural taboos that has been normalized in silence as a way of enabling generational healing to take place in people’s lives. There are many things that people go through behind closed doors and have been programmed to suffer in silence as a way to preserve …

Nov 25

Life Beyond Taboos Seminar

The 1st annual seminar is hosted by The Beats of Success in partnership with City Varsity. Life beyond Taboos seminars seeks to address societal and cultural taboos that has been normalized in silence as a way of enabling generational healing to take place in people’s lives. There are many things that people go through behind …

Nov 25

Sad reality of the forgotten township

this event is about launching an activate station and also to celebrate the world aids day and 16 days of activism and to do hiv testing and education for the community

Dec 10

Human Rights Day

In remembrance of the Sharpeville massacre which took place on 21 March 1960. This massacre occurred as a result of protests against the Apartheid regime in South Africa. WE WILL BE LOOKING INTO Religion, movement,speeches,life, assembly,association, thoughts, conscience and dialogue. we include sports as well. soccer and netball.

Dec 16

Ukhanyo carnival Day

The challenge we are tackling … December 16 is a big day for South Africans, as it is a celebration for the reconciliation day and the end of the year as all companies are closing for the December holiday. On this day companies are closing, people receive bonuses and are celebrating the end of the …

Event Calendar

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