A womxn who is showing the world that womxn know how to handle power.

By: Lwazi Nongauza “I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose. When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.” This quote by Ellen […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              07 August 2020 RE: CELEBRATING POWERFUL WOMEN DURING WOMENS MONTH #IAMAPOWERFULWOMXN    #AWOMXN The Activate Change Drivers network of over 4200 young people will be celebrating the powerful impact that the […]

Free State’s GBV Activists’ Work Liberate Many Women

By: Lwazi Nongauza Free State citizens have applauded Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, for finally conceding to Bethlehem-based social change driver Sekhosana Elizabeth Mabuya’s call for national government to implement a coherent gender-based violence national government approach. Together with Soul City Social Institute, Dihlabeng Municipal Youth Developers, […]

Remember Raynecia Korjie

By: Anele Gcwabe Age: 7 Province: Western Cape Died: 12 June 2020 Drowned to death with her mother, Altecia Korjie, in the next room, at a house in Belhar, Western Cape, on Friday, 12 June 2020. Once again, this young lady and her mother were killed by a person they knew. The family of murdered […]

Remember Anene Boysen

By: Anele Gcwabe Age: 17 Province: Western Cape Died: 02 February 2013 Anene Boysen died a few hours after her mutilated body was found. She was gang raped, disembowelled and left to die at a construction site in Bredasdorp, Western Cape. The last thing she said to her foster mother, who was with her at […]


By: Lwazi Nongauza “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” This is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter’s famous quote which best describes the visionary leadership and tenacity of 2018 social change driver Hildah Tlou who defied all imaginable odds on her […]

Remember Jolandre Tolli

By: Anele Gcwabe Age: 16 Province: Northern Cape Died: 06 June 2019 02 June 2019 Jolandre Tolli does not make it home tonight. 16 year old Jolandre Tolli did not make it home that night. This grade 11 learner who went to Weslaan High School in Douglas was last seen at a local tavern wearing […]

Humanising Masculinity to Combat Gender-Based Violence (GBV)

By: Liza Mfana Judging from the escalating number of cases and deaths that are as a result of men’s violence against women, it is safe to assert that we’re a failing society. We’re failing to defend women in the society. We’re failing to secure the rightful place of a woman in society. We’re failing to […]

Remember Naledi Phangindawo

By: L Gobozi Even at the peak of gender-based-violence, there remains a social stigma of GBV, which further victimises the victims of gender-based-violence. It is almost as if there is nowhere to go, but further down. Today, we remember Naledi Phangindawo, a 26 year old woman who died at the hands of an abusive ex-boyfriend. […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 July 2020 RE: UNESCO MGIEP, LAUNCHES THE RETHINKING LEARNING PUBLICATION ON MANDELA DAY. Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” and aptly on his birthday (18 July) UNESCO MGIEP will launch the publication titled ‘Rethinking Learning – A Review of Social and Emotional […]