Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights Imbizo

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By Rammolotsi Sothoane The South African constitution guarantees…

Activator Ashraf Kenny cycles for clean drinking water in Mali

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 January 2018 Re: Activator Ashraf…

Activator Makes The News

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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.

ACTIVATE! Exchange: Stretching our vote beyond election time

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In the South African context, our Constitution emphasises the importance of active involvement and participation by citizens. The relationship between government and citizens is very important.

How do we protect our freedoms in the context of a dispensation (government) we have chosen?

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The events of 21 March 1960 were not random. They were the result of careful mobilising and a combined effort aimed at achieving a specific goal. In this case, fighting pass laws.

Young Person On The Move

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Activator Anele Cele was recently featured in the local Standerton paper. Read what she had to say about her ACTIVATE! experience.

Shaping ideas that work

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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.

Reflections on the Showcase

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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.

Looking ahead into 2014

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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...

Now More Than Ever: Targeting Zero

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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.

ICASA Pre Youth Conference: For youth, by youth, with youth

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The ICASA YouthFront is a coalition of youth-serving organisations working on HIV/AIDS and Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People in Africa. The core mandate of the YouthFront is to ensure effective and active participation of young people in ICASA.

Inspiring Possibilities: 2014 Innovation Showcase

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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...

We have moved!

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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.

ACTIVATE! Exchange: Cape Town

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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...

YOU(TH) can change things!

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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...

The Activate Cafe!

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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...

Inspiring, Connecting and Driving Change!

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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...

Ideas Put Into Action

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Activator Thabiso Hlongwane was featured in the Sowetan. He talks about putting ideas into action.

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.