Madiba stall becomes the action zone in the Netherlands

Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi presided over official opening of the South African Exhibition Stall at the International AIDS Conference in Netherlands, Amsterdam held under the theme “Breaking Barriers Building Bridges”. South Africa is represented by a strong delegation of more than 500 Aids activists, researchers, and scientists, government officials, Students, HIV/Aids ambassadors as well […]

Education is the mother of leadership

Name: Nolwazi Ntshingila Province: KwaZulu Natal Facebook: Nolwazi Renee Ntshingila Twitter handle: @sisanda1710 Instagram: N/A Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. A confident, highly driven and humble young woman with over 8 years’ administration experience in the motor industry. A previous MISA (Motor Industry Staff Association) Woman of […]

A Fearless Change Driver

Name: Queen Nomonde Velapi Facebook: Nomonde Queen Velapi Twitter handle: @queen_velapi Instagram:@queen_velapi Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. I am a young woman who is driven by change, growth, empowerment and knowledge. The day I discovered myself is the day I became alive. Why did you decide to […]

ACTIVATE! partnership event with Cape Town Museum

We are working on a partnership with the Cape Town Museum and Western Cape Provincial Government on a social inclusion dialogue as one of the ongoing activities planned under Cape Town museum. Cape Town Museum: a new Western Cape provincial museum. Though the museum’s programmatic focus is still being developed, it is envisaged that the […]

Activators’ Strength Felt Globally

By Action Setaka Youth Against Aids launched its AIDS Conference at its headquarters Saturday, 21 July 2018 where it officially welcomed over 200 young leaders from all over the world to its AIDS Conference operational centre. ACTIVATE! Change Drivers is one of the organisations invited under the Youth Against AIDS wing to be part of […]

Mandela Day reignites Dj Schoolbag’s Pride Factor

By: Dj Schoolbag On Mandela Day, ACTIVATE! was invited to accompany Pride Factor and the Abcon Group Foundation to Hawk Academy combined school in the Primrose, Ekurhuleni, where I come from. And I had the honour of accompanying Kay-Dee to the event. Hawk Academy was founded in 2016 by husband and wife Directors Sipho Mkhonto […]

Nelson Mandela: a figure of literary inspiration

By Ace Moloi Not only has President Mandela lived a life of political interest, but of literary inspiration too, writes Ace Moloi. The launching pad of writing careers President Nelson Mandela has been a subject of literary interest throughout his life and beyond his lifetime. His life and career launched many writers politically and creatively, […]

We all have the seeds of the Madiba Magic

By Zazi Sintu kaWeyi This day is one of the most recognised day in the calendar of our country. This is the day we honour the late former President Nelson Mandela and the legacy of his work through lending a hand to those who need it most and just immersing yourself and time to a […]

Nelson Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, and Today’s Youth: Activism and Heroism

By Lindokuhle Ntuli I often wonder, as a young leader and activist, what fuelled the spirit of activism and active citizenry in the generation of heroes like Mama Albertina Sisulu and Nelson Mandela. What factors and influences make up the calibres of such fearless and selfless leaders? What is it about Mama Sisulu’s upbringing, exposure […]


While we celebrate the heroes of the past, it is also important that we hand the heroes of today their bouquets while they can still smell the flowers. Selflessness and self-sacrifice are virtues that most, if not all, active citizens possess. ACTIVATE! has initiated a campaign for young active citizens to identify who their active […]