#WomenRightsAreHumanRights – We Are NOT Rocks!

By: Kay-Dee Mashile In an era where women being beaten and killed by their significant others is a norm, we need to do something that will lead to the real emancipation of women… The 8th of March is recognised globally as International Women’s Day, while this calls for a definite celebration of what women have […]

Finally a panacea for youth challenges in South Africa or is it?

By Tshepang Mokgatla We live in a very interesting political climate. Could it be that miraculously we now have a government that takes youth challenges of education, unemployment, entrepreneurship, health amongst others, seriously or is it just liberal lip service? The 2019 budget speech by the finance minister Tito Mboweni has brought radical allocations of […]

Activators share their views for the 2019 Budget Speech

By Lwazi Nongauza Job creation, tertiary education funding and youth entrepreneurship stimulation are some of the issues SA Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will prioritize in this year’s budget speech on the 20th February. On the 24th of January, Minister Mboweni  invited citizens to share their views (via Twitter: @TreasuryRSA with the hashtag #TipsForMinFin and #RSABudget2019) […]

#TIPSFORFINANCEMINISTER- only for entertainment or do they matter?

By Themba Vryman For over a period of 14 years since the introduction of ‘Tips for Trevor” the then Minister of Finance, Mr Trevor Manuel introduced this initiative for the public to forward their comments and suggestions for the presentation of the budget speech, this initiative was first mooted in and around 2009 during a radio […]


08 February 2019 RE:  ACTIVATE! CHANGE DRIVERS SUPPORTS THE CALL TO TURN SOUTH AFRICA AROUND. “I really think and feel that the President is in point – I honestly hope and pray that everything that he said will certainly happen. Especially everything around job creation, inclusive growth, investments, buying & supporting local businesses & health […]

SONA: South Africa’s unemployable youth a lost generation in the making

By: Prince Charles The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is one of the most important highlights on the South African socio-political calendar. The SONA partly derives its importance from a historical point of view, because it was during the SONA of the 2nd February 1990 that the then state President F.W. De Klerk announced […]

Decentralising the need to Vote

By: Mojalefa Mokhosi The common people have never ruled. They have received this illusion through hollow democratic processes. They have inadequate access to democratic institutions, justice and equality. Despite democracy, they remain in poverty, hunger, want and systematic discrimination. Their rights are unrealised. They are yet to emerge from their dehumanisation into beings with valuable […]

United in our differences – YOUth must register and vote

By: Tlotliso May I had the privilege of being in attendance during the Civics Academy training where ACTIVATE! partnered with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and Civics Academy in order to breed youth Civics Champions. The purpose of this of this training was but not limited to bringing about the importance of voting and to […]

This is how voters roll!

By Paul Mabote The time has come! In May of 2019, millions of South Africans will make their way to the ballot boxes to cast their treasurable votes as they partake in the 2019 general elections. This past weekend, ACTIVATE! in partnership with the IEC and Civics Academy hosted training for over 25 Activators.  The […]

Changing the future today

By Zisekho Geza When we finish the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Programme, we see the world from a new perspective and conquering it seems like a flick of the button, this past week we spent time getting to know Ayabonga Kampi, a Help A Student beneficiary who became a mentor and later was introduced to ACTIVATE! […]