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 …


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 …


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.





Feb 27

Shaping ideas that work

Sometimes when a challenge or problem forms part of our daily life, it becomes difficult to see it differently. We end up stuck in a cycle of looking for solutions within the problem and never really get anywhere.


Feb 3

Reflections on the Showcase

The 2014 ACTIVATE! Innovation Showcase was a resounding success with over 340 delegates coming together to celebrate their shared identity, the roles they are playing as young leaders, to share their projects and innovations and also to welcome in the latest graduates to the network.


Dec 19

Looking ahead into 2014

2013 has been an important milestone in the growth of ACTIVATE! and nothing says more about the magic that Activators bring than this quote from Landy Wright, ACTIVATE! Training Director, I continue to be amazed and awed by the experience…


Dec 19

Now More Than Ever: Targeting Zero

ACTIVATE! was hosted by the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) at the recent International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.



Nov 11

Inspiring Possibilities: 2014 Innovation Showcase

The 2014 Innovation Showcase is an exciting event in the ACTIVATE! calendar for many reasons. Activators from across the country get the opportunity of getting together. Its also an opportunity to reflect on each others ideas and the potential of collaborating…


Nov 6

We have moved!

Just as the network of Activators has been growing steadily. So has the team that supports the network. It, therefore, made sense that a move was necessary to fit everyone comfortably.


Oct 9

ACTIVATE! Exchange: Cape Town

Asking the right questions that will allow South Africa to unleash its full potential, was the central theme that youth leaders and stakeholders from the private,public and non-governmental sectors grappled with at the ACTIVATE! Exchange…


Sep 4

YOU(TH) can change things!

How you can help? We are looking for Activators who are willing to be our ambassadors and help with the recruitment campaign, either by inviting other young people in your networks to apply…


Aug 21

The Activate Cafe!

Activators had the opportunity to mingle and chat at the Activate Cafe, where different stations were set up with the resources available for Activators through the Junction…


Aug 21

Inspiring, Connecting and Driving Change!

Activators came in from all around the country equipped with our amazing high energy and forward thinking. The main objectives for the two-day event were to provide a space where we could reconnect with each other…




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