Youth demands to Sixth Democratic Administration

By Lwazi Nongauza Youth employment, emerging small medium enterprises funding and improving the national education system are among some of the youth demands to the Sixth Democratic Parliament ahead of its joint sitting on the 22nd of May. Immediately after elections results were announced, millions of concerned young South Africans took to social media to […]

Activator Switchers are set to fly the SA Flag high in India

By: Lwazi Nongauza “Youth in rural areas of South Africa experience a lack of access to technology and communications infrastructure, which creates unequal access to opportunities.” That is the problem statement Hendrick Swarts, Vuyokazi Ntlebi and Liyabona Mbomvane had to tackle in order to win a golden opportunity to the Global Accelerator Programme in India […]

We are the ones we need – the youth need to create jobs for one another!

By: Kay-Dee Mashile It is forty-three years since the 1976 Soweto Uprising and 25 years into democracy, yet the youth of South Africa are still in one too many struggles for freedom, free quality education and employment, to name but a few. The latter is often left as an open-ended question as to why this […]

Activators launch 26 new stations nationwide

By Paul Mabote No doubt, South African youth have massive potential to formulate solutions to some of the most serious social issues today. Often, the challenge becomes identifying conducive spaces where these powerful young minds can meet regularly and engage. Enter Activate! National stations, innovative spaces designed to provide resources, information and opportunities as well […]

How to beat election queues

By Tshepang Mokgtla With elections a couple of hours away, and the whole country preparing to go out and vote for their political parties of choice, the thought of standing in a long line can be extremely daunting. Well do not despair, we have you covered with tricks to help you avoid long queues on […]

The power of the vote through storytelling

By Zilungile Zimela The 2019 democratic national elections are upon us and with them come a lot of mixed feelings as to how South Africans who are eligible to vote will swing their vote. This much can be said though, ordinary South Africans are not impressed nor happy with how the show has been run […]

Our votes are not for sale!

By Bongekile Filana “In 1994 we voted for our freedom, now we need to vote for our survival” this is how Tyrone Mkansi describes the attitude of thousands of social change drivers who are preparing for upcoming elections. Since 1994, South Africans in all walks of life have been exercising their right to vote and […]

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Is this generation of youth ready to lead the country?

Reflections of the Radio 702 Youth Election Debate by Tshepang Mokgatla With the national elections around the corner and all political parties doing their final voter mobilisation, prime media’s radio 702 hosted yet another election debate with the focus being on youth issues and the question “how will the elections affect young South Africans?” Although […]

The A! Network as an Economical force

By Themba Vryman Over the weekend, over 90 activators came together for the A! Network national imbizo. On the second day of the imbizo as part of a two-day programme, network members were divided into three commissions consisting of Political force, Social force and Economic force. The economic commission was constituted by a plethora of […]