The Communication Canyon. An academic opinion.

By: DR Marthinus Stander Conradie (University of  the Free State, English Department)   “A Grand Canyon has opened up in our world. The fissure, the crack, grows wider every day. Neither side can hear a word that the other shrieks; nor do they want to. While these armies and propagandists in the culture wars clash, down […]

Mo Senne, 2019 Activator, Gauteng.

Head of Communications: Not In My Name SA On being a woman… I think everyone has their own idea of what being a woman means. For some, it appears to advocate for the same systems that have put us where we are right now, and here I’m talking about patriarchal systems where a woman is […]

Women’s day, a brief look at the history. #UniteBehindWomen

AUTHOR: Lenina Rassool, 2013 Activator   Having been a journalist for a decade and a half, every Women’s Month, I am commissioned to write up articles and campaigns around Women’s Day, regurgitating the same narrative for different platforms. It generally goes like this: “Women’s month was instituted in commemoration of the Women’s March of 1956, […]

Activator sheds some light on the social impact of the Network

By Frans Ntsoereng This year, Activators from 2012-19 across the country were invited to participate in the 2nd tier impact study. This article provides insight into the socio-political force, as you go through this piece you will learn about the amazing work done by Activators, the support from authorities and communities and challenges that compromises […]

Activator sheds some light on the Social Network Theory

By Themba Vryman History, by nature, has always given us great lessons for our lived experiences. Either in the present or what we can imagine as the future. The slogan “United we stand, divided we fall” has its roots in old theories of the world across different spheres of life. The message from this slogan […]

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Working collaboratively to end the under-reporting of violent crimes

By: Bohlale Buzani Close to a hundred Activators from the Eastern cape gathered at the Beacon Bay Country Club on the 20 July in East London. The intention was to reflect and chart a way forward on the current statistics; real-life experiences, as well as blueprint approaches by government and civil society on the under-reporting […]

ACTIVATORS fix South Africa in celebration of Mandela Day

 By Paul Mabote (Writer, Poet, Creative, Learner, Observer) Young people who have gone through the ACTIVATE Change Drivers programme have proven to possess an increased sense of social awareness, and a stronger urge to implement positive change in their different communities across South Africa. These Change Drivers transform the lives of those around them daily with […]

Activator wins esteemed fashion design award at the Durban July 2019

By Paul Mabote “One powerful tool I learned during my ACTIVATE! Change Drivers training is the Wash Line. I have taken it with me; it is a part of me and the foundation of most of my projects.” Those are the words of 2014 Activator Makhosazana Ntshangase, who has gone from using ACTIVATE’s project-planning tool, […]

2019 Gate for Innovation Africa Start-up Summit

Activator Bongekile Filana was among 15 Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) delegates who paved a a way for new Africa technology investments roadmap at Gate for Innovation Africa Start-up Summit in Tunisia from the 25th and 26th of June. Social Change Driver and Digital Activist Bongekile Filana joined the chosen minds to represent South Africa […]