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 …


Jan 12

Mind The Red

”We are our own superheroes ” By: Ziseko Geza When you think of yourself at 20yrs, images of an over tired varsity student who just wants to pass second year, look good and have fun finding yourself, this is not the case with Asanda Mtshabe a 20year old who is one of the founders of #MindTheRed;an …


Nov 9

Tanzania National Youth Assembly

During the month of November 2017, the Vijana Assembly and YESPeace Network successfully hosted and facilitated the Tanzania National Youth Assembly in Arusha Tanzania hosted by the the Institute for Accountancy University. They hosted a total number of 652 delegates of which 339 were females and 313 were males. The ages varied between 15-35 from …


Sep 5

GREEN ACTION

Over 250 youth from across South Africa gathered at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria to participate in the inaugural Green Youth Indaba on the 31 July 2014.


Jul 31

Spreading warmth in Standerton

Activator, Anele Cele, co-founder of Inhlosenhle Community Building (ICB), an organisation focused on broad-based challenges in the Standerton community, continues to put up a brave fight against Mpumalangas icy Highveld chill…


Jul 24

Dress Jozi 2014

More than 500 young people, including Johannesburg-based Activator, Mzwandile Msimang, joined forces to spread much needed warmth to the inner citys homeless as they took to the streets to hand out bags of clothing…



Feb 27

Innovation from the ACTIVATE! network

The one thing that connects Activators is their drive to contribute meaningfully towards addressing many of the challenges that face South Africa. Activators are inspired youth who want to see their ideas come alive…



Aug 1

Young Change Makers

Activator Tshepo is a 3rd year law student at the University of the Free State. He helped to start an organisation called Young Change Makers. He tells us what the organisation the aim of the organisation is.


Jul 2

Paperboy – Postboxes for Everyone

Information thats not transmitted to its recipients is futile in a communication link. I have noticed that a lot of households in my community dont have post boxes, and this in turn results in a number of letters and responses…


Jul 1

Township Roots Project

Township Roots exists to improve education in Nyanga, Cape Town. Through our programs we aim to help the young people of Nyanga stay out of crime and stay in school, all the way through primary and high-school and into university.


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 11

Lunch Box Project

We are looking at the high number of learners who come from disadvantaged backgrounds to school without having eaten breakfast or without a snack for lunchtime. We see a decline in the number of children who queue for food that has been prepared for them as they are sometimes teased for having to do so. And so, although the learners are hungry, they are too embarrassed to be seen queuing and would rather go hungry…”


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.


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