Entries by Zilungile

Lokishi – My voice, my invoice.

Name: Silindelo Martin Province: KZN, Ntuzuma Township Facebook: Lokishi Comrade Martin Twitter handle: @Lokishi745 Instagram: Lokishi_Comrade_Martin Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. Silindelo Martin better known as Lokishi From Ntuzuma , is a young radical community developer, youth programmes facilitator, event organiser and a community champion, a member of  Ntuzuma municipality library […]

From Africa to the world – A leader emerging

Name: Isasiphinkosi Mdingi Province: Eastern Cape Facebook: Isa Mdingi Twitter handle: @Endinakokulue Instagram: mbely_isaar Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. Isasiphinkosi is a young driven activist and leader who is passionate about community work, children rights, human rights, gender issues and social justice. Her long standing interest in […]

Activated! The journey to discovering you are not alone!

  “… kuzoba Lit…” this has become the new anthem for activators who attended the activate leadership training in Empangeni, KZN under the radiant Nonkululeko Hlongwane, the luminescent Brian Mchunu, our  Captain Shakespere Baleni and the ever organised Patrick Mcobothi, we were whipped into shape, broken down and put together through hours of sessions, activities […]

MODERN SARAFINA

By: Paul Mabote ABSTRACT This article reflects the views and activities of different Activators around Freedom Month (April 2018) and Freedom Day (27 April 2018) Happy Freedom Month! It has been a hectic start to 2018 for South Africa, one filled with political drama, a whole regime change, tax hikes and we have even lost […]

It Matters Not Where You Come From

Name: Thembelani Gumede Province: Kwa-Zulu Natal Facebook: Thando Timberlen Twitter handle: @Timberlen Instagram: Thando Timberlen Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. Thembelani is a young leader passionate about community development and the education of the African child. Currently, in his community, he strives to be a role model […]

Touching lives through mentorship

Name: Paris Nyiko Makaringe Province: Guateng Facebook: Paris Makaringe / Paris Makaringe Page Twitter handle: @Paris_Makaringe Instagram: @Paris_Makaringe Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. Paris is an optimistic young person who believes in active citizenship within the small space he finds himself in. He is passionate about community […]

Self-developed leaders are the future

Name: Glenda Nukeri Province:  Gauteng Facebook:  Glenda n’wa-roby nukeri Twitter:  Glenda n’waRoby Instagram: N/A Glenda is a humble and extremely motivated young leader who is always constantly developing her skills, she is confident in her ability to come up with interesting ideas and loves helping other people. Why did you decide to be part of […]

A motivated social engineer for civil leadership

Name:  Nkosikhona “UZZI” Mpungose Province:  KwaZulu Natal Facebook:  Nkosikhona Uthmaan Mpungose Twitter handle:  @MpungoseNW Instagram:  Nkosikhona Mpungose Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. Uzzi is a community developer by birth and a social engineer on civil leadership. I’m motivated to bring about change in my community and my […]

Using sports and recreation to reach out to the community

 Name:  Gregory Elsud Rooi Province:  Springbok, Northern Cape Facebook:  KCC Greg Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences.  Greg is a 2013 Activator from the Northern Cape in Springbok who has a passion for community development and the development of  women & children. He is involved in his community […]

Activator, dancer, choreographer and theatre practitioner starts a gym in Bloemfontein

By: Zilungile Zimela FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 MARCH 2018 Re: Activator, dancer, choreographer and theatre practitioner starts a gym- a safe space for the LGBTIA+ Community. Bloemfontein born Activator Sifiso Teddy Mhlambi, fondly known as the ‘Pink hustler’ has always aspired for only the best things life has to offer. A little over two years […]

A! Health Sector Responds to the Listeriosis Outbreak

By: Bongiwe Ndlovu On the 5th December 2017 our Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi released a press statement informing the nation about the outbreak of Listeriosis and what causes it. On his press release he said “the bacteria is widely distributed in nature and can be found in soil, water and vegetation, animal products […]

Whose Pride Is It Anyway?

By: Sintu KaZazi Weyi I used to listen to my Old Man in awe at how they (were) moved to shanty township that was later known as Gugulethu (Our Pride). He, having grown up in the now “coloured”neighbourhood, Elsies Rivier. “We were one of the first families to be moved from “Nyanga East” to live […]

Thank You Global Synapse Technologies.

By: Zilungile Zimela Global Synapse is an IT Solutions company that specialises in crafting back-end IT support services for external clients thereby operating as an in-house trusted vendor for external clients.   Recently, Global Synapse Technologies donated a total of 10 fully functional desktops with a printer to ACTIVATE! Change Drivers to make use of […]

ACTIVATE! ADVOCATES FOR EDUCATION, A WORTHY PASSPORT TO THE FUTURE!

By: Anele Gcwabe 18 January 2018  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Re: ACTIVATE! ADVOCATES FOR EDUCATION, A WORTHY PASSPORT TO THE FUTURE! Social entrepreneur, Xolani Ngobozana is taking strides to establish a strong foundation for the future leaders of South Africa by providing them with the necessary tools to empower them with education. He initiated the National […]

ACTIVATE! CHANGE DRIVERS IS RECRUITING.

By: Zilungile Athenjwa Zimela PRESS STATEMENT 30 January 2018 For Immediate Release  RE: ACTIVATE! CHANGE DRIVERS- A NETWORK OF YOUNG LEADERS EQUIPPED TO DRIVE MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN SOUTH AFRICA IS RECRUITING.  “Step across the very real barriers that define and divide our country”  ACTIVATE! Change Drivers as an existing network of 2500 young people across […]

ACTIVATOR,MELUSI MAHLABA SAYS “ONE BOOK,ONE CHILD”

09 FEBRUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: “ONE BOOK, ONE CHILD’’ CAMPAIGN SCORES A LIBRARY FOR THE COMMUNITY OF LINDELANI, KWAMASHU IN DURBAN! 2017 Activator Melusi Mahlaba, is championing the development of his community by empowering it with the skill of reading. The local municipality of Kwamashu in Durban KZN is building a temporary library […]

Activator Ashraf Kenny cycles for clean drinking water in Mali

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 January 2018 Re: Activator Ashraf Kenny cycles for clean drinking water in Mali Young and taking charge!! Activator and community activist Ashraf Kenny with 21 Friends in collaboration with the Islamic Relief Worldwide NGO,will take on a 200 km cycling challenge through Andalusia, Spain to raise funds for the relief of […]