Aug 29

The Mighty African Goddess

By Kumkani Matosa The mighty Afrikan Goddess. ‘’ Dipped in chocolate, bronzed in elegance, enameled with grace, toasted with beauty…’’ Thixo wam she’s an Afrikan woman. A famous African proverb says, when you educate a man, you educate an individual when you educate a woman you educate a generation. “Whatever you give a woman, she’s …


Aug 23

Young female entrepreneur fighting for her start-up

As part of our digital youth supplement, Uncensored Voices, Activator Sebina Ramaseli looks at women in entrepreneurship and why it is difficult for them to thrive. The small business sector contributes to job creation and economic growth. However, South Africa’s 2016 National Small Business Survey found that 76% of businesses under 5 years cited access …


Aug 21

The woman I met yesterday

By: Gladys Nomvuyo Sebeko LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE WOMAN I MET YESTERDAY She had a smile of a queen and the breath of a princess Her face was like an ocean with hair like the sunset Her body so perfect like the clear blue sky LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE WOMAN I …



Aug 17

The commodification of youth unemployment

By Action Setaka In many platforms where I am invited to speak on socio-economic issues, I always argue that we live in a money-orientated world. “Our poverty, miseries, traumas and even simple acts of kindness are converted into business for making money. If plans to make money are not found out of any of our …


Aug 17

Literacy should be a lesson first administered at home

By Zilungile Zimela Contrary to popular belief- the black nation IS a reading nation. From the elementary ages of reading Chappies Bubble gum wrappers, we have been reading. The scourge of illiteracy among the marginalised groups is wide spread emanating from a myriad of reasons one of which is the availability or the lack thereof- …


Aug 16

Remembering Marikana

A poem by Activator Hein Scheepers My parents are miners whether in a shaft or in a retail store working as a Petrol Attendee We are Working class. We are Miners. We Are Marikana Who would have thought that we will also be part of a generation that witnessed how the government massacres humans workers …


Aug 12

Activating Truth and Trust In Media, Today.

Insights and Reflections By: Activator Zilungile Athenjwa Zimela Duke International Menell Media Exchange was established 17 years ago by Clive Menell to advance ethics and promote the practices of true journalism. This year, the exchange has invited media personnel and emerging media practitioners to speak about the “Truth & Trust” in what we read and …




Jun 22

Youth using art to fight Violence

KZN Activator, Bongani Nqayi and his team gathered and honoured June 16 with art writes Activator Bongo Hlongwane. The objective of the event was to convey the message that violence destroys the nation as a whole.




Nov 25

A victorious day for women

As we mark 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women and Children, we celebrate the victories that women have achieved and we condemn the continued repression they continue to endure.


Nov 23

Lessons from Europes largest technology conference

“As a female tech entrepreneur in this space, it brings me even more joy that I can share my experience with fellow female entrepreneurs and encourage them to travel and attend international conferences to bring them and their businesses a new wave of inspiration and confidence.”






Sep 20

Is Youth Participating in Democratic Institutions?

“Despite their apparent lack of participation in formal political activities, youth have been at the forefront of many of the recent protest actions over service delivery, education reform and emerging social movements seeking to shift structural and systematic oppression.”


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