Oct 16

Teen Suicide

By Matome T. Aphane According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group, about 31% of teen suicide attempts required medical treatment and 17% of teenagers have attempted suicide with 15.6% having made a plan to do it. In addition, 9% of all teen deaths are caused by suicide and this figure is increasing. Suicide is …

Oct 16

Reflections on #SwitchSeminar2017

This past weekend, 56 delegates attended the annual Switch Seminar held at the Standard Bank Incubator in Johannesburg. Upon reflecting on the seminar, this is what several Switchers had to say: Prudens Mtsweni “The Switch programme has taken my mind and put me on a journey where it shifted my thinking to an innovative person …


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 …


Oct 9

Pro-choice is Pro-life

By Nomtika Mjwana Why does it cost people with uteri their lives to have a choice? Why is the abortion conversation so mystified and highly contested when people die every year, when the World Health Organisation (WHO) states that globally every 8 minutes a woman dies from causes related to unsafe abortion? That makes it …

Oct 6

Koketso Marishane 2030 brand ambassador

By Ramadimetja Makgeru South Africa’s National Development Plan, launched in 2012, is a detailed blueprint for how the country can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by the year 2030. On the 28th of September, minister in the presidency, Jeff Radebe, hosted  the official NDP 2030 Brand Ambassadors launch which took place in Rivonia. The ambasassadors, …


Sign up for our newsletter

Our newsletters are a round-up of the actions, conversations and thoughts of the ACTIVATE! network. Keep up with what’s happening in our network by reading our newsletters. Sign up here to receive them directly in your mailbox and read more stories of South African youth doing amazing work in their communities. This is the fabric of inspiration for a nation, the catalyst of youthful energy, understanding and action.


Co-financed by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW and the DG Murray Trust.