Celebrating youth heroes ahead of Youth Day

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, a non-profit youth organisation (NPO), has compiled a book, ‘Heroes’, featuring some of the 3,400 youth Activators that have taken part in their leadership programme. These are the youth heroes that should also be celebrated ahead of Youth Day on June 16, the NPO believes. ACTIVATE! Change Drivers sees itself as developing […]

ACTIVATE! Youth Month Poetry Competition

Are you an Activator poet with an opinion on the state of the youth? Check out the brief below and write and/or record a poem under the theme #Empowered2Empower, however, you can come up with your own title. BRIEF: Looking at current affairs and the prominent issues affecting the youth, what are your thoughts around […]

Catch the A! Bus Journey on Bricks TV!

The A! Bus Journey will be airing live on Bricks TV on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month on June. This season features various thought-provoking conversation on the issues affecting the youth and what young people can and are doing to solve them. Download the TV2Africa app and sign up for free streaming on Bricks […]

Comprehensive Sexuality Education: A tug of war on agency

By: Nomtika Mjwana From the earliest time I can remember in my childhood, talking about anything that had to do with sex was censored and, in most instances, frowned upon. It was an unnecessary and a prohibited conversation for you unless you met the adult criteria. My genitalia came with pseudonyms like “intshontsho”, “cookie” and […]

Youth take to the streets but stay away from the polls

By: MJ Makhosi The elections have come and gone and many eligible young people either did not register of make their mark. Is it simply a case of apathy, or is there a different political game at play? Earlier this month, South Africans went back to the polls for the sixth time in the democratic […]

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 […]