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.”



Aug 23

Activator Empowering The Youth Through Literacy

Thando Mkoyi, a self-motivated literacy specialist and Activator based in Khayelitsha, hosted yet another eye-opening Sinovuyo Township Reads workshop on literacy at the Khayelitsha Site B library on Saturday, August 20. The event which was filled to capacity by Khayelitsha residents included- amongst others- children and parents of all ages. The event was to bring …


Aug 23

NW Activator Vows To Lead SA To Real Freedom

“As long as many of our people still live in utter poverty, as long as children still live under plastic covers, as long as many of our people are still without jobs, no South African should rest and wallow in the joy of freedom.” “It is not our diversity which divides us; it is not our ethnicity …


Aug 18

Lets Do It For The Girls

Statistics vary when highlighting the number of young girls whose lack of access to sanitary pads lead them to missing school and therefore receiving a different standard of education to their male counterparts. According to UNICEF 1 in 10 school-age African girls do not attend school during menstruation, or drop out at puberty because of the …


Aug 5

PRESS RELEASE: Young Observers Report Back On Elections

According to observations made by members of ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, the 2016 Municipal Elections were not short of mishaps, despite systems in place to ensure a smooth running of the process. As part of its nationwide campaign to guide young people in making local government work, ACTIVATE! Change Drivers encouraged some of its members to …


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