Entries by Activate!

Zuko – The Epitome Of An Unrestrained Activator

By Tlotliso May Speaks ACTIVATE! is a network of young leaders in South Africa that are committed to making changes in different spheres. This means that every individual in this network is committed to making a certain change and all these small efforts result in a greater change in society. A network such as ACTIVATE! […]

Tea with a Thought Leader

Superpowers: iLoveback, the Land and your Data. By Fumbatha May Welcome to the second edition of Tea With A Thought Leader. The aim of this campaign is to connect Activators with thought leaders and their opinions through rounding up the global highlights of each month. Fumbatha May is a data scientist and writer. He is […]

We are human beings first, then men thereafter

By Prince Charles We, the intergenerational men’s summit declare that we want to build a healthy, peaceful, non-violent and just society where the man is content with himself, to build a nation that takes responsibility and protects the dignity of every being in order to create a brighter inclusive future for all generations. We pledge […]

“Inxeba,The Wound” Has Indeed Caused A Deep Wound,or has it?

By Lwazi Nongauza The impact of South African film Inxeba, The Wound which explores Xhosa tradition of circumsition and sexuality started a global discussion about homophobia, masculinity and the social ills aligned to it. Activator Leander Julius joined dozens of concerned global citizens by provoking a discussion around the movie within the ACTIVATE! Network. Leander started by […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR)

By Nomtika Mjwana WARNING: Sensitive posting related to violence against queer bodies. History It was the year 1998 in Allston, Massachusetts on November 28, when Rita Hester, a black transgender woman, died as she was murdered for reasons related to hate crime (transphobia). This happened two days before her 35th birthday, and she was stabbed […]

16 Days of Activism Activator Events

In observance of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, Activators across the country will participate in various programmes and initiatives aimed at raising awareness about this scourge. On the 24th November from 09:00 to 14:00, Port Elizabeth based Activators will join Amnesty International at the Nelson Mandela University as part of a panel-discussion […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Strike a woman, strike A WOMAN!

By: Kay-Dee Mashile I remember that day vividly! It was the Sunday after Module 2 and a fellow Activator lady and I were walking from the Shoprite that’s at Adderley Street, Cape Town, to meet the rest of the group at the Company Gardens. We shared about our lives as we walked… at some point, […]

Tanzania National Youth Assembly

During the month of November 2017, the Vijana Assembly and YESPeace Network successfully hosted and facilitated the Tanzania National Youth Assembly in Arusha Tanzania hosted by the the Institute for Accountancy University. They hosted a total number of 652 delegates of which 339 were females and 313 were males. The ages varied between 15-35 from […]

We Should Not Be Punishing Drug Dealers in Schools

By Leander Julius I went to a rather standard high school in Johannesburg – but also a school with a reputation for its drug usage amongst the pupils. I remember one afternoon after “break time” the principal instructed me to ‘watch the criminals’ – the pupils caught selling dagga, until the police arrived – and arrive […]

A! Health Champions Hacking Tarvens

During the AIDS conference in Durban, it was discussed that the number of new recorded HIV infections has increased to 2000 per week. And that the demographic that is most affected is youth aged 15 – 24. This prompted the forming of the A! Heath Champions that will focus in dealing with the various diseases […]