Jul 5

Parow Youth Summit

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead   By Miranda Bambata   Youth development, empowerment and leadership and how local government is contributing towards developing its Youth to become future leaders. Including local stakeholders like business, …


Jun 23

She Conquers SA – Meet Kay-Dee

I am Khotso Dineo (Kay-Dee) Mashile, a young African lady. Born in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. My most steady home is a beautiful village called Nkwinyamahembhe (Lillydale). I grew up in many parts of the country, to which I owe my cultural diversity. I am a Bachelor in Social Work (with honours) graduate and am currently pursuing …


Jun 19

Gender-based violence roadshow sets Limpopo on Fire!

By Koketso Marishane On the 15 June 2018, socio-economic activists across Limpopo Province gathered at a venue just outside Polokwane to deliberate on issues of common concern: Gender Based Violence. Like Theodore Hesburgh once said: “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” The event, officiated by …


Jun 18

Ntuzuma Youth Uprising

By Bongo Hlongwane Ubuciko Bomlomo Infortainment in collaboration with Aids Foundation Congregated Young people to pay tribute to the youth of 1976 under the theme, “Ntuzuma Youth Uprising” at the Ntuzuma F library. The incentive of the event was the desire to portray that Art enables young people to contend the social injustices and social …


Jun 18

GP Activator, Sammy Nkogatse launches thought-provoking book

By Lwazi Nongauza Saturday, the 9th of June marked yet another historical day to remember for Gauteng based Activator and entrepreneur Sammy Nkogatse as he launched his thought provoking book in Sammy Marks Square in Pretoria. Nkogatse’s second book, entitled ‘’LOVE AND LIES: My past tense’’ was inspired by wounded yet striving ordinary lives. The book …


Jun 13

Afrika Mayibuye Entrepreneurship Hub Accelerator rolls out Kgatelopele Township Economy BootCamp

As part of the Youth Month Celebrations and lending a hand in the development of Pan African Entrepreneurship, Afrika Mayibuye Entrepreneurship Hub Accelerator will be rolling out the Kgatelopele Township Economy BootCamp Series from the 18 June until the end of July in all central areas of Bloemfontein townships. The purpose of the camps are …


Jun 12

June 16 Commemoration – Limpopo GBV roadshow

In South Africa, the month of June holds the significance of remembering the youth movement that was active during and against the apartheid era. It honors the lives of those youth citizens who lost their lives, and those who continued fighting to overthrow the oppressive government system. According to South African History, June 16, 1976, …


Jun 11

North West Activator vows to transform lives this youth month

By Lwazi Nongauza Activator Itumeleng ‘’Kealeboga-Fortune’’ Mogajane vows to change young people’s lives through a series of youth leadership motivational talks throughout the Bokone Bophirma during Youth Month. “This campaign is close to my heart. The campaign is informed by the recent women killings. My plan is that this campaign must get to a level …


Jun 5

Youth Day Graduate Networking Picnic

Bushbuckridge born Youth Development graduate, Warren Vutivi Khoza, calls young people to celebrate Youth Day in a fun and educational way with the first ever peer-mentor Graduate Picnic in rural Mpumalanga. Having had the privilege of being a pupil of the first English-medium private school in rural Bushbuckridge, Sam Nzima English Medium Educare Centre, Vutivi …


May 15

Freedom in our life time

By Bongo Hlongwane Ubuciko Bomlomo Infortainment (UBI) and Aids Foundation coordinated freedom day celebration program in Ntuzuma F library, under the theme “freedom in our life time”. The objective of the event was to promote healthy life style and to encourage the rising stars to make education fashionable. Aids foundation employee, who is an Activator …


May 10

Gigantic steps to empower A! Stations

By Lwazi Nongauza ‘’Where there is no human connection, there is no compassion. Without compassion, then community, commitment, loving-kindness, human understanding, and peace all shrivel. Individuals become isolated, the isolated turn cruel, and the tragic hovers in the forms of domestic and civil violence. Art and literature are antidotes to that.’’ Susan Vreeland ‘’We cannot …


Apr 26

MODERN SARAFINA

By: Paul Mabote ABSTRACT This article reflects the views and activities of different Activators around Freedom Month (April 2018) and Freedom Day (27 April 2018) Happy Freedom Month! It has been a hectic start to 2018 for South Africa, one filled with political drama, a whole regime change, tax hikes and we have even lost …


Mar 14

Learners on gender: “Our vision is a gender fluid society”

By Nomtika Mjwana ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, in partnership with the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) and Africa Unite, hosted a gender and gender-based violence hackathon with young community members who were predominantly learners from several high schools in the Western Cape. This took place at the Africa Unite Offices on Saturday March 10 in …


Mar 8

#SheDecides

By Rammolotsi Kgotso Sothoane   On 01 March 2018, the SheDecides Flagship Event brought together SheDecides Global Champions  with 200 Ministers, youth leaders and parliamentarians from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Activators working with initiatives aimed at promoting sexual and reproductive health rights and women and girl child …


Oct 31

A! Health Champions Hacking Tarvens

During the AIDS conference in Durban, it was discussed that the number of new recorded HIV infections has increased to 2000 per week. And that the demographic that is most affected is youth aged 15 – 24. This prompted the forming of the A! Heath Champions that will focus in dealing with the various diseases …


Sep 13

Quote a Poet

By Bongo Hlongwane More than 50 artists attended Quote a Poet Chapter 4 event which was held at Denis Hurley centre in Durban. UBI (Ubuciko Bomlomo Infortainment) is a youth initiative which was established in 2012 by Ntuzuma youth. Their objectives include promoting social talents, hosting youth dialogues on sensitive issues affecting the youth sector. …


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