Meet 2016 Activator, Neo Gwangwa

Staff writer, “I think in the next 3 years the ACTIVATE! Network will be home to many young people in the country who will be part of driving positive change in their respective communities.” This is the vision of the network from 2016 Activator, Neo Gwangwa. Neo also believes that the network will benefit from […]

Activators engage with CEO to discuss the network strategy for 2022

By: Paul Mabote It has been repeatedly said that a true leader does not say to his followers “build this house!” No. Instead, a true leader says to his followers “come, let us build this house together!” That is the kind of exceptional leadership that the CEO of ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Siphelele Chirwa continues to […]

I’m Not Anti-Vaxx, I Just Won’t Vaccinate

By: Mo Senne [DISCLAIMER]: The views expressed are not of ACTIVATE! In any given scenario on a spectrum, it is imperative to isolate what someone will not do from what they impose on others. A simple example I normally give is with abortions: if someone does not personally believe in termination of pregnancy, it does […]

Botho Community Movement Runs in LGE2021

By: Mo Senne Ofentse Kombe is a 32 year-old male from a township in the North West province called Boitekong. He declares that he is community developer before he is “a so-called politician.” Kombe found his interest in politics from growing up in a politically conscious family that was active in community development initiatives, politics, […]

Activator Rejoyce Kgabo Legodi Wins Remarkable Youth Writing Competition

By: Mo Senne Activator Rejoyce Kgabo Legodi grew up in a “very agricultural focused family” with her parents being subsistence farmers. She switched to economic studies when she got to varsity but her love for agriculture quickly caught up with her shortly after. Legodi remembers always being good at agriculture throughout her studies. Agricolleges International […]

Inherited Trauma: South Africa’s Heritage & Russian Roulette

By: Mo Senne  During the course of this year, we have witnessed the brutal killing of Mthokozisi Ntumba by SAPS officials during #WitsAsinamali protests; the #ShutdownSA protests triggered by the arrest of Former President Jacob Zuma and State Capture corruption proceedings implicating several MPs; the #PhoenixMassacre triggered by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “ethnic mobilization” utterances. It […]

Stand A Chance to Win A Tempo Watch When You Vote for Activator Polelo Huma

By: Mo Senne The Activate Theory of Change: If young people are provided with a provocative platform to meet, connect AND be inspired to actively contribute to the common good, strengthen develop their abilities and skills set THEN they can be innovative and active citizens who can drive positive social, economic and political change for […]

Father A Nation, #NoExcuse!

By: Paul Mabote Elaborating on the function of the organization, Komape says “Today’s society is perceived to be ill because of men. As Father a Nation we are calling on all men to become real men and help nurture the next generation which is the boy child.” Throughout last month, ACTIVATE! Change Drivers ran a […]

Traditional Wear Is Temporary, Heritage Is Forever!

By: Tlotliso May The month of September marks a celebratory mood for most Africans who pride themselves with being African – at least once a year on occasion, but what does this mean as an African youth? Young people all over South Africa and old people alike partake in the celebration of African heritage by […]

Let us Ringa Namajita & Include the Boy Child

By: Kananelo Khoetsa (2019 Activator) Women engaging amongst themselves, theorizing, and defining not only their challenges, but also the patriarchal system they find ourselves in, and the role men play in advancing patriarchy, run the risk of perpetuating the very culture they are working tirelessly to dismantle. Selokela Molamodi, I believe, is one of the […]