Jun 5

Activators on Vibe FM

Activators Zama and Sanele were on Vibe FM talking about their initiative, Build My Community, in Kwa Mashu. They were advertising their first event to be held on June 16.

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.

Aug 21


Lerato Mahoyi and Activator Lesego Ndala were interviewed on Power FM about the network and the 2nd year event that took place in August 2013.

Aug 12

Janet Jobson on SAFM

Janet Jobson the Portfolio Manager of the DG Murray Trust’s Leadership for a Winning Nation portfolio, was on SAFM talking about ACTIVATE!

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.

Jun 6

Mhlanganisi on SAFM

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

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


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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