Mar 16

Activator, dancer, choreographer and theatre practitioner starts a gym in Bloemfontein

By: Zilungile Zimela FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 MARCH 2018 Re: Activator, dancer, choreographer and theatre practitioner starts a gym- a safe space for the LGBTIA+ Community. Bloemfontein born Activator Sifiso Teddy Mhlambi, fondly known as the ‘Pink hustler’ has always aspired for only the best things life has to offer. A little over two years …


Mar 14

Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights Imbizo

By Rammolotsi Sothoane The South African constitution guarantees equality for women and the LGBTQIA+ community as well as the right to freedom from violence, and access to socio-economic rights such as housing, land, health and fair labour practices. As South Africa commemorates Human Rights Day on the 21st March, it is important to reflect on …


Mar 7

A! Health Sector Responds to the Listeriosis Outbreak

By: Bongiwe Ndlovu On the 5th December 2017 our Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi released a press statement informing the nation about the outbreak of Listeriosis and what causes it. On his press release he said “the bacteria is widely distributed in nature and can be found in soil, water and vegetation, animal products …


Feb 28

Adwa Day March 2018

The RASTAFARI Movement through an association of various organisations and collectives, invites the public to attend Adwa Day March to Parliament Community-based event highlighting the marginalisation, discrimination, criminalisation and victimisation of RASTAFARI adherents in South Africa, The day also is a rallying call to celebrate the Ethiopian Victory over Italy at the Battle of Adwa …


Feb 22

Advert: Assistant Junior Designer & Illustrator

Opportunity closing date:   Friday 16   March 2018 Siyashesha Leadership Incubator npc is a non-profit, dynamic organization that develops skills, builds opportunity and connects young leaders from across South Africa through the Activate programme. Siyashesha Leadership Incubator seeks to appoint an Assistant Junior Graphic Designer Illustrator for its Communications portfolio, who is able to work 3 days a …


Feb 16

The rise and fall of SONA

16 FEBRUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SONA DATE DOES LITTLE TO ELIMINATE THE UNRELENTING QUESTIONS SURROUNDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FEE-FREE EDUCATION FROM THE MINDS OF YOUNG SOUTH AFRICANS. The postponement and uncertainty surrounding the 2018 State of the Nation Address sidelined the long awaited answers to certain issues …


Feb 14

ACTIVATE! ADVOCATES FOR EDUCATION, A WORTHY PASSPORT TO THE FUTURE!

By: Anele Gcwabe 18 January 2018  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Re: ACTIVATE! ADVOCATES FOR EDUCATION, A WORTHY PASSPORT TO THE FUTURE! Social entrepreneur, Xolani Ngobozana is taking strides to establish a strong foundation for the future leaders of South Africa by providing them with the necessary tools to empower them with education. He initiated the National …


Feb 14

ACTIVATE! CHANGE DRIVERS IS RECRUITING.

By: Zilungile Athenjwa Zimela PRESS STATEMENT 30 January 2018 For Immediate Release  RE: ACTIVATE! CHANGE DRIVERS- A NETWORK OF YOUNG LEADERS EQUIPPED TO DRIVE MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN SOUTH AFRICA IS RECRUITING.  “Step across the very real barriers that define and divide our country”  ACTIVATE! Change Drivers as an existing network of 2500 young people across …


Feb 12

Facilitator: Northern Cape Region/Upington area

Siyashesha Leadership Incubator is a non-profit organisation that develops skills builds opportunity and connects young leaders from across South Africa through the Activate programme. Siyashesha seeks to appoint a Trainer/Facilitator, whom will report in Western Cape Nodal office but will cover the Upington area and surrounding areas in the Cape provinces. The successful applicant will join …


Feb 9

ACTIVATOR,MELUSI MAHLABA SAYS “ONE BOOK,ONE CHILD”

09 FEBRUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: “ONE BOOK, ONE CHILD’’ CAMPAIGN SCORES A LIBRARY FOR THE COMMUNITY OF LINDELANI, KWAMASHU IN DURBAN! 2017 Activator Melusi Mahlaba, is championing the development of his community by empowering it with the skill of reading. The local municipality of Kwamashu in Durban KZN is building a temporary library …


Jan 17

Activator Ashraf Kenny cycles for clean drinking water in Mali

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 January 2018 Re: Activator Ashraf Kenny cycles for clean drinking water in Mali Young and taking charge!! Activator and community activist Ashraf Kenny with 21 Friends in collaboration with the Islamic Relief Worldwide NGO,will take on a 200 km cycling challenge through Andalusia, Spain to raise funds for the relief of …


Nov 20

Men march to fight violence against women and children #Activate16Days #NoExcuse

Men march to fight violence against women and children #Activate16Days #NoExcuse On Sunday the 19th of November 2017, Takuwani Riime! collaborated with various stakeholders from across various sectors to organise the Men’s March aimed at encouraging men to take action against gender-based violence. The ACTIVATE! Change Drivers network had the privilege of being part of this …


Oct 27

Promoting education and peace beyond 16 Days of Activism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27 October 2017 RE: ACTIVATE! Promoting education and peace beyond 16 Days of Activism #Committed2Peace #YESPeace  On the 28th October 2017, ACTIVATE! Change Drivers and Africa Unite; affiliates of the YESPeace Network will collaborate to host a peer educator workshop in Cape Town, South Africa. The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.7 Interconnectedness, …


Oct 25

Crime stats 2017 – Here are the facts via Africa Check

This week, Minister Fikile Mbalula released the crime statistics for the period 2016-2017. The fact sheet by Africa Check provides a breakdown of the main crimes of public interest. What are your thoughts?   FACTSHEET: South Africa’s crime statistics for 2016/17


Aug 25

Young women in conversation

Minister of Communications joins young women leaders in a conversation aimed opening opportunities for their representation in media Minister of Communications, Ayanda Dlodlo has confirmed her presence and participation for the upcoming Activate! Change Drivers brunch that is going to be held on August 28th 2017 in Johannesburg. Activate! is a network that connects young …


Aug 8

ACTIVATE! Hackathons finding solutions to gender-based violence (GBV)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: ACTIVATE! Hackathons finding solutions to gender-based violence (GBV) 09 August 2017 Reports of Deputy Minister of the Department of Education Mduduzi Manana physically assaulting Mandisa Duma at Cubana restaurant this past Sunday is reflective of a society that has normalised the abuse and brutalisation of women, girls and other vulnerable groups …


Aug 8

Celebrating the resilience of ACTIVATE! Women

The month of August marks Women’s Month where we celebrate the women within the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Network and how they are contributing towards positive change. By showcasing these amazing women through a photo exhibition on Instagram (Instabition) we will highlight the resilience of women Activators in their various spaces and the immeasurable contribution they …



Sep 5

UNLOCK YOUR FUTURE NOW

ACTIVATE! has launched a groundbreaking campaign titled Future Now SA as a platform for young people to add their voice to the future of South Africa and create their future now.


Jul 28

Activator Makes The News

Activator, Roxanne Denton, and her organisation, Hidden Halos that organises birthday parties for abandoned children in Cape Town, was featured in The Big Issue this month.


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