A Social Asset – A teacher, Social Activist and an Activator. Sizi Botsime’s story of influence.

The Story of how Activator Sizi Botsime is revolutionizing the state of our education in South Africa. Written by: Tlotliso May Activators have a common denominator amongst themselves which is to not only integrate societal issues but to ensure that they device ways and means to solve the said problems – This is ensued through […]

The Fall of a Special Hero

By Paul Mabote Two weeks ago, a wave of shock rippled through the ACTIVATE network, as news spread of the tragic and untimely passing of one of our own. The late Mmeza Gaborone was involved in a car accident which claimed her life and left those who knew her with heavy, heavy hearts. Lady DJ […]

Early is On Time. Always.

Writer: Sinothando Ndelu Coming from the festive season and settling into the New Year comes with an assessment of decisions that have been made in the previous year.   This includes evaluating your sexual and reproductive health.  Are you due for a visit to the clinic for your contraceptives?  When is your follow up appointment for […]

2019 Matric Pass Rate with Fewer Pure Maths Students

Written by:  Paul Mabote (Writer, Creative, Learner, Observer) Last week was a defining moment for the matric class of 2019. The minister for Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga was to announce the national pass rate, and all over the country the announcement was eagerly awaited with anxious hearts and sweaty palms. On Wednesday the 8th […]

A decade of smiles and frowns for South African Youth

Written by: Liza A. Mfana – Activate Freelance Writer 2010 saw the world gathering in South Africa for the FIFA world cup, the previous decade has indeed been memorable for South African youth. From the rise of young people in strategic industries to having 20-year olds in governance structures. This article reflects on the journey […]

ONE DAY WE WILL LEARN BEHAVIOUR THAT DOES NOT BETRAY VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF ASSAULT…

Trigger Warning: This article contains sensitive narration that may trigger one with similar experiences. The #16DaysNotEnoughCampaign shares the personal experiences of women who have gone through subtle abuses like gaslighting, crazy-making, pathological lying, excuses, and hypocrisy which has been normalised in our societies. ACTIVATE! Supports the fight against gender-based violence. This is the raw experience […]

SOMETIMES, HEALING MEANS FORGETTING FOR A WHILE. REMEMBER THIS NEXT TIME YOU FEEL THE NEED TO ASK HER “WHY WERE YOU SILENT FOR ALL THESE YEARS?”

Trigger Warning: This article contains sensitive narration that may trigger one with similar experiences. The #16DaysNotEnoughCampaign shares the personal experiences of women who have gone through subtle abuses like gaslighting, crazy-making, pathological lying, excuses, and hypocrisy which has been normalised in our societies. ACTIVATE! Supports the fight against gender-based violence. This is the raw experience […]

WHO IS RAISING THESE BOYS? THE ONES WHO GROW UP TO BE INFERNAL NUISANCES? IS IT NOT US?

Trigger Warning: This article contains sensitive narration that may trigger one with similar experiences. The #16DaysNotEnoughCampaign shares the personal experiences of men and women who have gone through or have seen people go through subtle abuses like gaslighting, crazy-making, pathological lying, excuses, and hypocrisy which has been normalised in our societies. ACTIVATE! Supports the fight […]

NO, WE WILL NOT TO FIX IT THE ÁFRICAN’ WAY

Trigger Warning: This article contains sensitive narration that may trigger one with similar experiences. The #16DaysNotEnoughCampaign shares the personal experiences of women who have gone through subtle abuses like gaslighting, crazy-making, pathological lying, excuses, and hypocrisy which has been normalised in our societies. ACTIVATE! Supports the fight against gender-based violence. This is the raw experience […]

SILENCED BY OUR OWN MOTHERS.

Trigger Warning: This article contains sensitive narration that may trigger one with similar experiences. The #16DaysNotEnoughCampaign shares the personal experiences of women who have gone through subtle abuses like gaslighting, crazy-making, pathological lying, excuses, and hypocrisy which has been normalised in our societies. ACTIVATE! Supports the fight against gender-based violence. This is the raw experience […]