Entries by Kim

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 […]

Activators Weigh In on the Hate Speech Bill

By Paul Mabote Activators reflect on the tabling by SA parliament of the new Hate Speech Bill JAIL SENTENCE Jail is definitely not a nice place. The thought alone shakes most of us and we absolutely hate the idea of ever being imprisoned. Well, how about spending 3 years of your life in prison for […]

Gender-based violence roadshow sets Limpopo on Fire!

By Koketso Marishane On the 15 June 2018, socio-economic activists across Limpopo Province gathered at a venue just outside Polokwane to deliberate on issues of common concern: Gender Based Violence. Like Theodore Hesburgh once said: “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” The event, officiated by […]

Ntuzuma Youth Uprising

By Bongo Hlongwane Ubuciko Bomlomo Infortainment in collaboration with Aids Foundation Congregated Young people to pay tribute to the youth of 1976 under the theme, “Ntuzuma Youth Uprising” at the Ntuzuma F library. The incentive of the event was the desire to portray that Art enables young people to contend the social injustices and social […]

GP Activator, Sammy Nkogatse launches thought-provoking book

By Lwazi Nongauza Saturday, the 9th of June marked yet another historical day to remember for Gauteng based Activator and entrepreneur Sammy Nkogatse as he launched his thought provoking book in Sammy Marks Square in Pretoria. Nkogatse’s second book, entitled ‘’LOVE AND LIES: My past tense’’ was inspired by wounded yet striving ordinary lives. The book […]