External & Internal Advert: India Exchange Project Coordinator based in Cape Town

India Exchange Project Coordinator based in Cape Town Opportunity closing date: Wednesday, 20th November 2019 Employment: Fixed term  for 6 Months Starting date: 25 November 2019 Open to Activators and staff only. Siyashesha Leadership Incubator NPC is a non-profit, dynamic organization that develops skills, builds opportunity and connects young leaders from across South Africa through […]

Activate! 2nd Annual Partner Dinner

By: Monti Montsha On 08 November 2019, ACTIVATE! Change Drivers hosted a premier formal networking and thanks giving event to the selfless stakeholders who continue to make the ACTIVATE! mission possible year after year. The event took place in the elegant surrounding of a great room at Dasslers Restaurant. This partner’s dinner was intended to […]

Africa for Africa Women, Leading Women of Africa into agents of change!

By KayDee Dineo Mashile On the 30th of September 2019, Africa for Africa Women hosted Africa’s first Transformational Leadership Summit for women under the theme “women empowerment in the workplace”. This event saw women political leaders share a critical thinking space with women in corporate and academia in efforts to merge the solutions that have […]

Annual Switch Seminar 2019, Day 2

By Paul Mabote Over 70 Activators came together for what was to be a splendid day full of insightful information-sharing and networking. This article gives a summary of the events of the last day of the Switch seminar, which was organised by the Provoke team. Tebogo Motlana of ACTIVATE! helped keep the energy of the […]

Annual Switch Seminar 2019, Day 1

By Paul Mabote Social Entrepreneurs are indeed special. They find and implement creative solutions to social problems faced by many other people. Be that as it may, they too sometimes need guiding hands to show them the light. Switch is an innovative Social Entrepreneurship Programme that aims to equip young social entrepreneurs with relevant tools, […]

ACCESS TO JUSTICE IS NOT ONLY ABOUT ACCESS TO COURTS, IT IS ABOUT ACCESS TO RIGHTS

By Prince Charles   The debate around access to justice in South Africa has always been framed around access to the criminal justice system; the courts and police specifically. This reductionism in the nation’s understanding of access to justice is possibly a consequence of South Africa’s apartheid history, because the apartheid state repurposed the justice system […]

The bigger picture on contraceptives. KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A CHOICE!

By Sinothando Ndelu The public health system can be very intimidating. The repeated stories of abuse and obstruction to care make it difficult for adolescent girls and young women to believe it is ready to care for them.  In South Africa, the right to bodily autonomy is enshrined in the constitution. It is a patriotic […]

“MALE PEPERTRATED VIOLENCE”, A MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. ACTIVATE! CHANGE DRIVERS ON CYRIL RAMAPHOSA’S ADDRESS ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA.

18 September 2019  After President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech at the Joint Sitting of Parliament on gender-based violence and femicide issues on 18 September 2019, ACTIVATE! Change Drivers is hopeful that our leaders may finally understand the magnitude of this crisis. ACTIVATE! Change Drivers is aware of the shift in language, as the President states that […]

Ilwimi zethu mazingafuyi ingcinezelo

By Prince Charles “Ibubuwexu-wexu obuphinda phindeneyo into yokunyathelela phantsi amalungelo nezidima zabanye abantu ngelithi silwela eyethu inkululeko” -Sanele Ntshingana   Umhla wama24 kwinyanga yoMsintsi ngumhla ophawulelwe ukubhiyozela amagugu nenkcubeko kweli loMzantsi Afrika. Ngenxa yemvelaphi yelilizwe engqoqo lucalulo nokunyathelelwa phantsi kwamalungelo kunye nokungabonelwa’ntweni kwamagugu ezizwe ezithile; kwabonakala kufanelekile ukuba urhulumente owonyulwe ngentando yesininzi awushicilele lomhla ngenjongo […]

Renier Louw, Bredasdorp Activator

By Erika Joubert, CDCC co-ordinator Dit gebeur nie aldag dat mens die geleentheid kry om met mense te kan ontmoet en lekker tyd saam te kan spandeer nie. Groot was my genot dus toe ek myself in Bredasdorp in die Overberg distrik bevind een dag in Augustus 2019. Ek kon toe lekker sit en gesels […]