Entries by Kim

The A! Network as an Economical force

By Themba Vryman Over the weekend, over 90 activators came together for the A! Network national imbizo. On the second day of the imbizo as part of a two-day programme, network members were divided into three commissions consisting of Political force, Social force and Economic force. The economic commission was constituted by a plethora of […]

Crafting a sustainable Network: Political Force

By Prince Charles Greek statesman Pericles while speaking in Athens in the fifth century once said “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean that politics will not take an interest in you.” This was the opening theme for the ‘political force’ breakaway session at the national Imbizo held in the […]

The A! Network as a Social force resolves to end poverty

By Action Setaka The national Imbizo of 2019 was an incredible gathering of great and brilliant minds under one roof. The national Imbizo was divided into three commissions namely political, economical and social force. These are areas which make up the direction of our country and these are areas of great concern for Activators. The […]

Activators come together for National Imbizo

By Paul Mabote (Writer, Poet, Creative, Learner, Observer) Paul Mabote is a member of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Network. It had been a long time coming and had been patiently anticipated by many young minds across South Africa. On the weekend between 12 and 14 April in the North West, it finally materialized – the […]

Finally a panacea for youth challenges in South Africa or is it?

By Tshepang Mokgatla We live in a very interesting political climate. Could it be that miraculously we now have a government that takes youth challenges of education, unemployment, entrepreneurship, health amongst others, seriously or is it just liberal lip service? The 2019 budget speech by the finance minister Tito Mboweni has brought radical allocations of […]

Activators share their views for the 2019 Budget Speech

By Lwazi Nongauza Job creation, tertiary education funding and youth entrepreneurship stimulation are some of the issues SA Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will prioritize in this year’s budget speech on the 20th February. On the 24th of January, Minister Mboweni  invited citizens to share their views (via Twitter: @TreasuryRSA with the hashtag #TipsForMinFin and #RSABudget2019) […]

This is how voters roll!

By Paul Mabote The time has come! In May of 2019, millions of South Africans will make their way to the ballot boxes to cast their treasurable votes as they partake in the 2019 general elections. This past weekend, ACTIVATE! in partnership with the IEC and Civics Academy hosted training for over 25 Activators.  The […]

Changing the future today

By Zisekho Geza When we finish the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Programme, we see the world from a new perspective and conquering it seems like a flick of the button, this past week we spent time getting to know Ayabonga Kampi, a Help A Student beneficiary who became a mentor and later was introduced to ACTIVATE! […]

Activator Launches Life Coaching Book

By Lwazi Nongauza Free State based social change driver and self-published author Maliele Mike Michael used his book ‘Life Examinations Time’ launch to give hope to thousands of ambitious people at Parys’ Thutong Library. The last weekend’s event ‘Life Examinations Time’ was attended by dozens of renowned publishers, literacy focus social entrepreneurs, regional Department of […]

Education remains the only sustainable channel to good life

By Koketso Marishane The recent release of the 2018 Matric results on 4 January 2019 has been a culmination of a challenging academic period in the South African education sector. This is so because it’s characterised mostly by issues of ill-discipline, disruption of teaching and learning, and in some cases learners stabbing teachers to death […]

Building the future, one child at a time

For Sinazo Peters helping others is second nature. She has used events in her own life as a springboard to assist those less fortunate than herself. She embarked on her journey when, due to depression, her father passed away. It began with a movement called Best Dads – where she created a dialogue for men […]

A Souljah’s Purpose

By Relo Malepe Who is Fikile Jimmy Souljah? The third son of four, parented by late Moola and Nomvulaza Mokae. I was named after my mom’s father, the late Fikile Jim November. I was born in Taung, in the North West, raised by my mom’s parents in the Free State in a small town, Hertzgvill. At […]

New King of Democracy: Data

By Koketso Marishane For a long while in our modern day democracy, people have been controlled by the owners of their means of production, be it in agriculture, education, science, business or telecommunications. Everyone has been having a boss.   Whether you and I have been controlled by the owners of land, or preoccupied by […]

The death of consciousness is a threat to active citizenship

By Prince Charles “It is not the consciousness of men [people] that determines their being, but, on the contrary, it is their social being that determines their consciousness.” Karl Marx Human consciousness is an extremely complex and complicated concept to define, this is due to its wide scope that encompasses sociology, philosophy and psychology. Consciousness […]

Activator Vows to lead Limpopo youth to the promise land

By Lwazi Nongauza ‘’Promise land’’ is where the 2018 Activator Fhatuwani Raliphaswa is set to lead Limpopo youth during the community stock-taking summit at Sibasa Village, situated a few kilometres outside of Polokwane, on the 30th of June 2018. In a bid to eradicate some of the current youth social ills, Activator and Farisanani Community Development Foundation […]

June 16 Uprisings should be as is!

By Koketso Marishane The ANC led government has amusingly made a fascinating declaration, June as the Youth Month in the Republic of South Africa. Fascinating because, that declaration was informed by the quest to honour the youth of Soweto, who in June 1976, revolted against Bantu Education, and most precisely, against the system of white […]