A leader for times such as these

By Tlotliso May Activator Lebohang Matlabe’s contribution to his country during trying times. The English Proverb, “Desperate times call for desperate measures, comes to mind when I reflect on the unchartered times that we find ourselves in, as South Africans and the world. When the country was declared to be on a national state of […]

Activator run organisation donates food parcels and starts online talk show during Covid-19 crisis.

By Paul Mabote Elcardo Chulu is an Activator from Upington in the Northern Cape who is passionate about developing and uplifting the people of his community. He is the founder of Masakhane Arts Centre, an organisation that recently took it upon itself to donate food parcels to less fortunate members of the community, affected by […]

CEO Siphelele Chirwa begins monthly Facebook engagements with the ACTIVATE! network

By Paul Mabote “I am (concerned) about our mental state as young people. What are you going through? What is it that we can learn from each other? I am inviting us to have these difficult conversations which will get us all into action again. It is not about the banner, I challenge you to […]

Freedom Day under lockdown

By Paul Mabote Wednesday, 27 April 1994 was a significant and historic day in South Africa! It marked the country’s first equal and non-racial elections, the demise of the apartheid system and the dawn of a new era of democracy and freedom for all South Africans. 26 years into the future, the picture is an […]

COVID-19: We are the human race

By Ntombifuthi Sangweni From when I was younger, I never saw the need to get my vegetables at known retailers like Shoprite and Pick n pay. My mom used to send me to uMam’khozi to get a bag full of a variety of vegetables for R30. This was the norm where I grew up, and […]

COVID-19: Activator, Modercai Ndlovu playing his part to flatten the curve.

By: Lebogang Victor Ditsebe I believe the little support I give goes a long way. A community leader must carry his deepest worries as much as the worries of those around him, but further continue to battle those worries head on. Modercai Ndlovu is a 2018 Activator based in the Gauteng Province. He is one […]

Global pandemic accelerating the transition into the 4th Industrial Revolution

By Ntombifuthi Sangweni In recent years so much has been said about the 4th Industrial Revolution, but no one would have guessed its use or relevance will be motivated by a disruptive virus. February was supposed to be my last, but exciting moment, at the Academy as I was about to embark on a new […]

Reflection of a young man’s experience with Covid-19

By Liza Mfana Since the Covid-19 (aka Corona virus) hit our shores it’s been very interesting times for me. It’s taught me a lot about our country and its citizens. Let’s take a look on some of the concerns that require our attention below, as I unpack multiple issues through my own experiences.  “Yourself, you […]

Activator working at quick spar shares his experience during COVID-19

By Setjhaba Ernest Mokeko It is true that everything happens for a reason and no one can change fate. Though it had never occurred to me or anyone else that I would one day work at the supermarket much less a butchery for that matter as I knew absolutely nothing about meat except that it’s […]