Jan 10

Education: A Fundamental Right

Education is a fundamental right for everyone and the key to the future of any country. Among the top ranked countries in education quality, South Korea tops the list. Meanwhile South Africa, one of the most lucrative economies in Africa, is ranked 61 globally. While South Korea’s economy is ranked the 12th largest in the world, …



Oct 10

Peer Education Easily Explained

Peer education is a process or communication channel that can be used over trainings, teachings or sharing of information. Educating people on values and behaviour whom may share the same background or experience. Peer education seek no have impact on behaviour through peer interaction Peer education best happen at colleges, schools, workplace, clinic, in the …


Sep 26

Improving and preserving languages

By Bongo Hlongwane  This past weekend, young people in 5 provinces inspected heritage as a significant part of who they truly are. They did this by delving into the importance of literacy and by indulging in each others cultures and traditional songs. The event was held at Intuzuma F library convened by the ACTIVATE! Change …


Sep 21

Syabamunca Movement: Nipping Drug Abuse In The Bud

By Khaya Memela This September, #Syabamunca movement, which was established by 2017 Activators hosted their first event in Hammarsdale (Sankontshe). Syabamunca is a movement with a vision of stimulating youth self-development and awareness. It was formed after module 1 of intake 1. The event was to raise awareness about drugs abuse and crime within the …


Sep 6

Using innovative ideas to give back to communities

Often innovation is associated with technology and the for-profit sector. However, in the ACTIVATE! network there are many young people using innovative thinking to address some of South Africa’s pressing challenges through social entrepreneurship. And this is what attendees at this year’s Innovation Summit will experience. The SA Innovation Summit as an annual flagship event …









Jun 19

Photo exhibition: Protest against the self

An open air, free for all exhibition by Dean Jates at the Bonteheuwel Train Station garden on 01 June 2014. Dean Jates: The Active Citizenship Photography Exhibition provides the opportunity to reflect on the self in a society were negative imagery controlled by mass media TV news, newspaper has become a norm in communities.







Nov 19

Walking For Wheels

On Sunday 18 August 2013, thousands took the streets of Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town for the annual 10km Bidvest Unity Walk which takes place in the four cities simultaneously. The walk is in support of the quadriplegic and paraplegic from the rural and disadvantaged areas who cant afford to buy their own wheelchairs.


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