May 28

Lindi Makhoba on SAFM May 2014

Discussion about how can young South Africans hold public representatives accountable to secure effective governance and build a better South Africa. Public accountability is one of the topics set to be discussed at the Activate Exchange.




Jan 17

ACTIVATE! Showcase in the media

Listen to reflections from ACTIVATE! CEO, Chris and Activators, Mpho and Kopano on innovation and the power of the network. The 2014 Innovation. Showcase is a celebration of what the network has done so far and inspiring possibilities for the rest of the year.








Jun 14

Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs

Activator Calvin has embarked on a project to document African entrepreneurs. He explains the reasons behind the project and why he feels that it is necessary. Africas Greatest Entrepreneur is a documentary series that comprises of profiles and in depth interviews with some of Africas greatest entrepreneurs.





Apr 23

Mocha Panda Movement

Activator Kanyisa Booi started a youth movement called Mocha Panda. She explains what the movement is all about and what its goals are. Mocha Panda (Youth Forward) is a sturdy show of solidarity amongst youth. Activators will conduct jam sessions throughout South Africa. Symbolically this will be carried out the Youth Month (June) up to Mandela day (18 July) marked by a 67 minute peaceful Youth Attest walk to the Union Building.


Jan 22

BEN OKRI: WHAT DO WE DO WITH OUR FREEDOM?

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.


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