A! Journey

Young thought leaders seek to re-connect with the past and understand the present, so that they can change the future. A!JOURNEY places youth concerns, intentions and dreams centre stage in an immediate and authentic way.

36 young people get on two buses, one in Gauteng and the other in the Eastern Cape, and embark on an unforgettable three day journey in search of answers to the problems plaguing the youth and their communities. These are Activators: a network of young leaders and change agents. Passionate, eager to engage and active in their communities. Together they envision a country of their longing: #Activating2030.

Nov 8


The official newspaper of ACTIVATE, The Activator is out!! In this bumper edition, catch up on Activator stories; events; Imbizo’s; the You Count Survey; what happened when ACTIVATE was represented at the UNESCO Conference and a new Innovation Challenge for 2016. Filled with photo’s and successes of the Network, this edition promises to be a good read!

Oct 24

Leadership And Identity

A leader is not defined by your followers on Twitter or by your Facebook likes, nor is it defined by the distinctions you receive in an exam. Ahead of the A! Bus Journey, Mbasa Gqokoma looks at the characteristics of a leader.

Oct 24

PRESS RELEASE: Youth Explore EC & GP In Search Of Ideal Future

24 October 2016   YOUNG LEADERS EXPLORE EC & GAUTENG IN SEARCH OF A PATH TO AN IDEAL FUTURE ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, a network of young South Africans, is testament to the possibilities of realising a better South Africa by 2030, as contemplated in the National Development Plan. From 26 to 28 October 2016, the …

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Our newsletters are a round-up of the actions, conversations and thoughts of the ACTIVATE! network. Keep up with what’s happening in our network by reading our newsletters. Sign up here to receive them directly in your mailbox and read more stories of South African youth doing amazing work in their communities. This is the fabric of inspiration for a nation, the catalyst of youthful energy, understanding and action.

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