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 […]


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 […]

Activate Change Drivers expresses its support for the call for gender-based violence to be declared a national state of emergency

03 September 2019 For immediate release Activate Change Drivers supports the call for gender-based violence to be declared a national state of emergency. Anecdotal evidence suggests that on average 3000 women are murdered annually in South Africa. In Sierra Leone the president declared 200 rapes for the year a state of emergency. South Africa is […]

We’re tearing down fliers promoting unsafe abortions! #SRHFYI

28 August 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WE’RE TEARING DOWN FLIERS PROMOTING UNSAFE ABORTIONS! #SRHFYI  On Thursday, 29 August the Sexual Reproductive Health For Your Information #SRHFYI campaign is taking to the streets of Johannesburg, Park Station to rid a block of fliers promoting unsafe abortions. This is a stance against unsafe abortion and we are […]

Is #MovementBuilding Effective?

By Lenina Rasool In October 2017, the #MeToo opened the online floodgates and shone a spotlight on sexual assault in Hollywood’s entertainment industry. The movement quickly took off across industries and countries around the world, gaining enormous media attention and providing a glimpse into the high rates of violence against women. Here at home, #TotalShutdown, […]

Siyashesha Leadership Incubator terms and conditions for network logo design competition

  Siyashesha Leadership Incubator NPC is the managing entity of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Network (referred to as ACTIVATE! in this document). This document sets out the terms and conditions of establishing a competition with the network to create and design a network logo for the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Network. If the network has their […]

FATIMA HOOSAIN, 2019 Activator

By Lenina Rasool Fatima Hoosain is a 2019 Activator, co-founder of Skills Development Programme Cape Town that empowers peoples with basic skills to earn an income, and the founder the Allergists Kitchen, an entrepreneurial venture that sells gluten-free and dairy-free food products. My organisation focuses largely on women because…why not women? Women have been left […]

She’s Empowered to Empower!

By Paul Mabote (Writer, Poet, Creative, Learner, Observer) Paul Mabote is a member of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Network. August is set aside as a month to appreciate and celebrate women, for the selfless acts of love and the sacrifices they make each day to make the world a better place. This article looks at […]