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 …



Jul 27

Activators Lead Main Mandela Day Celebrations

Eastern Cape Activator & provincial representative Phikolomzi Habe and several prominent national and international icons led the main preparations for the 2016 Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations in Qunu on the 17th of July 2016. Among other key tasks  Habe’s role was to facilitate the screening as well as the question and answer plenary session (post …


Jul 27

PRESS RELEASE: The New Youth Struggle

With the upcoming local elections building momentum and encouraging a national dialogue on the feet of the 40th Youth Day anniversary; there has been an evident rise of youth participation within local governance. Active citizenry has been the topic of interest for citizens from all walks of life recently. Through this ‘enlightened’ mindset change, South …


Jul 15

Education through Performing Arts

The Youth of 1976 fought for a noble course: agitating for the change in conditions of young people and selflessly dedicating their lives in favor of the nation. Their struggle was not about self-enrichment but for total emancipation of young people from chains of poverty and the web of being taught by the language they …


Jul 5

The BREXIT view, a Cow Herders Opinion

Ahh Britain, the birthplace of The Beatles and world’s Ringo, as John Oliver pointed out. Brexit is the new word on the street but is it worth the weight and scare it is linked with? “The feeling amongst many people my age is that David Cameron left a decision that could devastate a nation in …


Jun 30

Driving Change To A Different Tune

 What is your passion? I am passionate about writing and making music, fashion writing and design. I am also passionate about television (the making of it that is). What are you excited about lately? I am excited about going back to starring on TV soon. I will be featured in a series I cannot really …


Jun 8

Stories Competition finalist: Action Setaka

When I applied for the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers programme in 2012, I had a cocktail of expectations.  All  these  expectations  were  based  on  personal  development  that  had nothing to do with others or thoughts of meeting any person that may possess superior intellectual prowess which may surpass mine. Not that there is an element of …


Jun 7

Stories Competition finalist: Queen Seitshiro

Queen Of Change Many times resistance to change hinders progress in existence, and that may result in devastating ways to try and sustain balance of life to fit in the standards of society. Illness may not only be physical but pain and dis-ease affect our holistic being, our physical body, our emotions and our spirits. …


Jun 7

Stories Competition finalist: Mahase Ntshala

Mom Joyce’s House Mom Joyce’s house is the only home I knew. It’s the only home Thato, Dineo and others knew as their home too. This was our place of love and comfort. This matchbox shaped four roomed house which, at times, shelters more than six children was a place that produced lawyers, doctors and …


Jun 7

Stories Competition finalist: Sifiso Mtshali

I See You(th). Every generation has one ­ its own qhawekazi, that one of a kind woman. This is a once in a generation woman, she is a ground breaker, a pathfinder, she is that backward never ­ forward ever type of a female. She is inspiring and unearthing the greatness within those surrounding her. …


Jun 7

Stories Competition finalist: Marcia Mangena

THE LEADER IS BORN(The Story About Shibu Matladi) Do you ever wonder what it might have been like to live during some great turning point a decade ago in a place called Tzaneen? Many do. But consider: If you had lived in such a momentous time, would you have personally witnessed the key people that …


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