Opinion: Youth In Rural Areas

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Rural areas are usually remote residential environments on the outskirts of towns with scattered dwelling units. They are traditional heritage communities that are subject to traditional authorities.

A Call For A Politically-Conscious Youth

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Accountability for our country begins with the knowledge of its running. Plato states that, Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. Could this be the current situation we are facing as the South African youth?

Opinion: E-tolls Won't Affect The Poor

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While playing the I am poor card, etolls will affect me I found myself in an awkward moment after realising that e-tolling wont affect certain card holders.

Youths role in building a better future

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Speaking at the recent ACTIVATE! Exchange in Cape Town, second year Activator, Tumi Jonas, spoke about the challenges that youth face towards defining their own role.

National Debate on Youth Topic: Youth in Conflict with the Law

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Statistics suggest that Cape Town is the rape capital of the world. South Africa is ranked in the top 10 as the 7th top country with high crime rates according to Interpol statistics and World of Maps in 2013.

An African example in global citizenship education

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Injairu Kulundu, trainer and Western Cape team leader will be flying the ACTIVATE! flag high at the UNESCO Technical Consultation on Global Citizen Education in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 9 10 September 2013.

Know Your Municipality

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In Module 2, Activators explored their municipality and respective IDPs (Integrated Development Plans). In this home task, Activators researched municipal statistics such as unemployment, population, gender...

Activator Mandilakhe talking about youth opportunities

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Activator Mandilakhe tackles the question "Are there any opportunities available for the youth?"

Understanding the Differences Between Civil Society and Civil Society Organisations

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Within the South African context there seems to be a lot of confusion about who civil society is and what it means. The term is often used loosely, which just deepens the confusion.

The Possibility of the "Funding Crisis"

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The words competition and competitive are increasingly being used to address the non-profit sector, something which should both shame and alarm us all.

Dialogue: Do We Have A Culture Of Drinking?

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A part of the training programme Activators are taught how to run a dialogue session. There was live tweet session when the Gauteng group was practicing running a dialogue session.

The role of memory in creating change

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Some Activators recently had the opportunity to attend a talk on Leadership and Innovation for Social Change and the role of Memory & Legacy. This talk was hosted by the Board and Alumni of the South Africa - Washington international programme. Below are some reviews from the Activators who attended.

"Civil society organisations need to prepare for new opportunities and challenges" says Activator Juzaida Swain

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In tough economic times, civil society organisations need to find new and innovative ways to cut costs, find resources and work more effectively, writes JUZAIDA SWAIN.

'Deforestation is dehumanization' says an Activator volunteering at Greenpeace Africa

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Amir Bagheri, an Activator who joined the network last year and who is currently volunteering for Greenpeace Africa, took part in an awareness campaign in Johannesburg recently that focused on the negative effects of deforestation for communities in a specific region in Cameroon.