Entries by Kim

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 […]

Two Activators set to represent SA in India!!

By Lwazi Nongauza The Switch Social Entrepreneurship Programme (SSEP) facilitated a 24 HR hackathon challenge for the Startup Safari 2018 competition. For 24 hours, Switchers were required to come up with innovative solutions to a health issue faced in their communities. Sehlorana Penester Tjale and Vusi Tshabalala emerged victorious  after a panel of judges announced  […]

Celebrating young leaders this youth month

By Nomvuyo Sebeko The month of June is all about celebrating the bravery of young people and how determined they are when it comes to improving their lives. We at ACTIVATE! have dedicated this month to celebrating all the young people in the network who are #payingitforward in their communities. We had an opportunity to […]

North West Activator vows to transform lives this youth month

By Lwazi Nongauza Activator Itumeleng ‘’Kealeboga-Fortune’’ Mogajane vows to change young people’s lives through a series of youth leadership motivational talks throughout the Bokone Bophirma during Youth Month. “This campaign is close to my heart. The campaign is informed by the recent women killings. My plan is that this campaign must get to a level […]

Switcher’s compete in 24 HR Challenge for a chance to go to India!

In 2017, the Switch Social Entrepreneurship Programme (SSEP) partnered up with Startup Safari and gave one lucky Switcher the opportunity to travel to India and participate in Startup Safari. Through creating exposure on an international platform, Startup Safari seeks to grow social entrepreneurs by ‘redefining learning models and  reimagining career paths’. Our partnership with Startup […]

Limpopo GBV tour actively against gender-based violence

By Tlotliso May South African men are on a killing spree. In the past ten years or so homosexual people were brutally attacked on the basis of their sexuality, in an effort to “Correct” their identity into one that society accepts. This behaviour was popular enough to even gain a term coined after it, “Corrective […]