We’re tearing down fliers promoting unsafe abortions! #SRHFYI

28 August 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WE’RE TEARING DOWN FLIERS PROMOTING UNSAFE ABORTIONS! #SRHFYI  On Thursday, 29 August the Sexual Reproductive Health For Your Information #SRHFYI campaign is taking to the streets of Johannesburg, Park Station to rid a block of fliers promoting unsafe abortions. This is a stance against unsafe abortion and we are […]

Is #MovementBuilding Effective?

By Lenina Rasool In October 2017, the #MeToo opened the online floodgates and shone a spotlight on sexual assault in Hollywood’s entertainment industry. The movement quickly took off across industries and countries around the world, gaining enormous media attention and providing a glimpse into the high rates of violence against women. Here at home, #TotalShutdown, […]

Siyashesha Leadership Incubator terms and conditions for network logo design competition

  Siyashesha Leadership Incubator NPC is the managing entity of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Network (referred to as ACTIVATE! in this document). This document sets out the terms and conditions of establishing a competition with the network to create and design a network logo for the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Network. If the network has their […]

FATIMA HOOSAIN, 2019 Activator

By Lenina Rasool Fatima Hoosain is a 2019 Activator, co-founder of Skills Development Programme Cape Town that empowers peoples with basic skills to earn an income, and the founder the Allergists Kitchen, an entrepreneurial venture that sells gluten-free and dairy-free food products. My organisation focuses largely on women because…why not women? Women have been left […]

She’s Empowered to Empower!

By Paul Mabote (Writer, Poet, Creative, Learner, Observer) Paul Mabote is a member of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Network. August is set aside as a month to appreciate and celebrate women, for the selfless acts of love and the sacrifices they make each day to make the world a better place. This article looks at […]

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 […]