Entries by Emkay

Enterprising the Pavement, Township Economy & the Taxi Industry

You have to wonder about what entrepreneurship means to those who assert it as a means to circumvent poverty and address joblessnessness. This week will be marked by polished looks, grand quotes from billionaires and venues filled with CEOs and managing director from big and emerging businesses. It is the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week and in […]

Fundraising for Sibongile Mongadi

Sibongile Mongadi was born and raised in the township of Soweto, studied Entrepreneurship at CPUT. In the year 2017, she formed an initiative called Soweto Young Women Empowerment advocate because she believes in the power of transforming societies and drive change worldwide. In 2018 she graduated from ACTIVATE! leadership and she is part of the […]

#ActivateSIS Launch

In 2017, ACTIVATE! participated in the SA Innovation Summit (SAIS) and as a result of our presence and impact last year, ACTIVATE! returns as an official partner to the summit, hosting Africa’s first Social Innovation Summit (SIS). ACTIVATE! believes that social innovation is a tool that young people can use to empower and help communities. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

June 16 Commemoration – Limpopo GBV roadshow

In South Africa, the month of June holds the significance of remembering the youth movement that was active during and against the apartheid era. It honors the lives of those youth citizens who lost their lives, and those who continued fighting to overthrow the oppressive government system. According to South African History, June 16, 1976, […]

2 Winners Travelling to India for this year’s Startup Safari

Congratulations to Vusi Job Tshabalala & Makgonatsohle Tjale 🎉  the two winners who will be travelling to India for this year’s Startup Safari. Well done to you both for your outstanding submissions! We look forward to following you on your journey to India and learning more about your experience at our annual Switch Summit in October. We are also excited […]

Meet Belisa Rodrigues one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

Ms. Rodrigues, a South African native, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town where she was awarded the Old Mutual Gold Medal for academic excellence on the MBA programme. Up until recently, she worked […]

Meet Oliver Bonstein one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

Oliver is a Waste Management and Recycling industry analyst at GreenCape, working in Industrial Symbiosis. Oliver helps manufacturing companies to find new ways to divert their waste from landfill and to become more efficient in terms of energy, water and materials. Oliver runs an Enterprise Development Programme through GreenCape to assist the startup of new […]

Meet Apoorv Bamba one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

Apoorv’s passion lies in igniting ideas in the darkness of stereotypes. He is a true global citizen having worked with entrepreneurs across South Africa, Bhutan, Taiwan, India and Portugal over the last few years. Deep down in his heart, he likes to think of himself as a struggling cricketer and a movie fanatic. He is […]

Meet Adri Kiracofe one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

The Almond Creamery was a dream realized and an eventual company founded by Adri Kiracofe, through humble beginnings in her mother’s kitchen in Cape Town in 2015. As a postgraduate-trained Nutritional Therapist (CNELM), with a BSc in Biochemistry and Psychology which she completed at UCT, Adri has, for more than 10 years’, gained experience in […]

Lufefe Nomjana is one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

Lufefe Nomjana is known to his community as ‘The Spinach King’ or ‘Popeye’. Self-starter, Lufefe’s company, Espinaca (Spanish word for spinach) Innovations, started a health revolution in Cape Town’s townships by introducing spinach as an ingredient in bread and various foods. What started with R40 and a big idea in 2011, has now become a […]

Meet Caley one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

Born and raised in a rural Xhosa village during the heat of Apartheid: Caley is intimately familiar with a side of South Africa – oblivious to many city-dwelling Caucasians. Her early years consisted of conversing in Xhosa (her first language) at the mission station up the road and playing with her friends in the rural […]

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First Resource A! Station in Kamiesberg, Namaqualand

The 2017 Activator Reagam Beukes is a social agent of change from the far north Namaqua region of Kamasies. As per his words, history was made, he with Activators, local youth and stakeholders launched the first resource A! Station in that area. This celebration follows after the station’s workshop was held earlier in 2018. The […]

Social Innovation Summit (SIS) @ The SA Innovation Summit

For the first time in South African history, the SA Innovation Summit has partnered with ACTIVATE! Change Drivers to launch the Social Innovation Summit. Members of the ACTIVATE! Network have developed innovative solutions to tackle various social issues in their communities. Social innovators and entrepreneurs will converge at the Cape Town Stadium from 12-14 September […]