Mandela Day: Protein, vegetables and love

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The head office team went to Home from Home in Khayelitsha as part of the Mandela Day initiative. We were split up into teams and went to visit 7 homes. We went armed with soup, rolls and some desert treats.

Activate! Exchange - Johannesburg

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Activate!Exchange Media Release 11 June 2013. Youth Leaders Take Up the Challenges Facing South Africa with launch of Activate!Exchange in Johannesburg.

Terence on Shift

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Terence was on Shift a programme that is broadcast on SABC 1. He was explaining what Activate! Change Drivers is all about.

Mhlanganisi on JoziFM

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Activator Mhlanganisi was on JoziFM to talk about the Joburg Exchange which was held on the 11th of June 2013.

Activators Koketso and Pearl on SAFM

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Activators Koketso and Pearl were on SAFM talking about the upcoming Joburg Exchange.

Mhlanganisi on SAFM

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Activator Mhlanganisi was on SAFM to talk about the National Youth Engagement on the National Development Plan is trying to achieve.

Mhlanganisi on eTV Sunrise

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Activator Mhlanganisi was involved in a discussion on eTV on "Do we (South Africans) take our freedom for granted?"

Unacceptable sanitation! What is the solution?

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Young South Africans have grown up in a 'free' country, and yet, a simple thing like sanitation is still such a problem. While some South Africans have four bathrooms in their own houses, others suffer the indignity of having no clean toilet at all. See the link below and think of innovative ways to get communities involved in changing this situation ...

Are we waiting for a messiah of sorts, asks Lynette Ntuli

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Lynette Ntuli, chief executive officer at Innate Investment Solutions (Pty) Ltd, put the cards squarely on the table last week at the first Activate!Exchange when she spoke about the type of youth leadership that could fill the current vacuum in our country. She later said, "The calibre of the panel members, audiences interactions and even some of the reactions and comments I received post the event made the morning well worth it."

Izikhothane: clever statement or waste of youth? Have your say!

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Fame comes at a staggering price for Izikhothane youths designer clothes, costly accessories and expensive alcohol.

Re-imagining education and all of its possibilities

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The Innovative Teachers Institute (ITI), sponsored by the Khulula foundation, is a movement for passionate, skilled, connected and revolutionary educators committed to the quest of creating change through adopting innovative strategies that promote development and improve student performance.

AN ACTIVATOR GOES LIVE ON HUFFINGTON POST!

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Activator Koketso Moeti, who completed year one of the Activate programme last year, was recently involved in an online Live Chat interview with world-renowned publication the Huffington Post. Opportunities like this give South African youth a voice and ensure that our views are not shrouded in silence or sitting beneath the radar.

'There is a way out': An activator speaks of suicide, success and the path between the two

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'In life we experience challenges, and at times they drain us emotionally in such a way that we dont see our way out (solutions). But through my life I have realised that in all our challenges, we can find our way out - even if you sometimes feel like I once did: hopeless, full of anger, demotivated and swimming in a pool of confusion. These were testing times in my life.

Leadership: Six secrets to doing less

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In the pursuit of innovation, leaders are often faced with three critical decisions: what to follow versus what to ignore, what to leave in versus what to leave out, and what to do versus what not to do. Many of the most original innovators tend to focus far more on the second half of each choice.

ONE BILLION RISING: LET'S JOIN ACTIVE CITIZENS ACROSS THE GLOBE!

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Wow! Imagine us South Africans joining one billion people across the globe in the world's biggest peaceful protest! On February 14 this year, the earth with shake with the sound of feet dancing in protest against the horror of rape, a violent act that far too many of the women in our country experience on a daily basis.

PUBLIC INNOVATION: AN ACTIVATOR SHARES HER STORY

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When Siphelele Chirwa took the stand in front of nearly 200 other young South Africans at an innovation showcase outside Johannesburg last month, her words rose above the glorious thunderstorm breaking outside. Imagine, she asked, getting to the end of your life and nobody has ever asked you what your big dream was.

JAY NAIDOO PASSES THE BATON ONTO THE NEXT GENERATION

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Struggle stalwart Jay Naidoo has called on young change-makers in South Africa to not fall into the trap of pursuing individual success at the expense of their communities.

SMALL INNOVATIONS, BIG CHANGES

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How could a lunchbox change a life? How could a rural matriculant know the sky is the limit when nobody has given her career guidance where she lives?

BEN OKRI: WHAT DO WE DO WITH OUR FREEDOM?

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Literary Nigerian treasure, Ben Okri, has called on South Africans to find innovative ways to heal the wounds. At his speech (click to hear podcast) at the Steve Biko memorial lecture event last year, he said that for most of his life it seemed unthinkable that Apartheid would ever end. It seemed like an unalterable fact, like fate, or the moon, or hunger. He described apartheid as a long, nightmare-laden sleep, and the democratic era as a new day.

Not A Ticking Bomb, But Your Best Hope

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Facilitator Lerato Mahoyi was featured in the Sunday Times. She talks about how the youth in South Africa are not a lost generation.