Jun 14

Kgatelopele Township Economy BootCamp

Afrika Mayibuye Entrepreneurship Hub Accelerator rolls out the Kgatelopele Township Economy BootCamp Series as part of its Enterprise Development   Strategy in the quest to lend a hand in Youth Employment Service and in the Development of Pan African Entrepreneurship As part of the Youth Month Celebrations  and lending a hand in the development of …


Jun 11

2 Winners Travelling to India for this year’s Startup Safari

Congratulations to Vusi Job Tshabalala & Makgonatsohle Tjale 🎉  the two winners who will be travelling to India for this year’s Startup Safari. Well done to you both for your outstanding submissions! We look forward to following you on your journey to India and learning more about your experience at our annual Switch Summit in October. We are also excited …


Jun 7

Meet Belisa Rodrigues one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

Ms. Rodrigues, a South African native, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town where she was awarded the Old Mutual Gold Medal for academic excellence on the MBA programme. Up until recently, she worked …


Jun 7

Meet Oliver Bonstein one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

Oliver is a Waste Management and Recycling industry analyst at GreenCape, working in Industrial Symbiosis. Oliver helps manufacturing companies to find new ways to divert their waste from landfill and to become more efficient in terms of energy, water and materials. Oliver runs an Enterprise Development Programme through GreenCape to assist the startup of new …


Jun 6

Meet Apoorv Bamba one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

Apoorv’s passion lies in igniting ideas in the darkness of stereotypes. He is a true global citizen having worked with entrepreneurs across South Africa, Bhutan, Taiwan, India and Portugal over the last few years. Deep down in his heart, he likes to think of himself as a struggling cricketer and a movie fanatic. He is …


Jun 6

Meet Adri Kiracofe one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

The Almond Creamery was a dream realized and an eventual company founded by Adri Kiracofe, through humble beginnings in her mother’s kitchen in Cape Town in 2015. As a postgraduate-trained Nutritional Therapist (CNELM), with a BSc in Biochemistry and Psychology which she completed at UCT, Adri has, for more than 10 years’, gained experience in …


Jun 5

Lufefe Nomjana is one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

Lufefe Nomjana is known to his community as ‘The Spinach King’ or ‘Popeye’. Self-starter, Lufefe’s company, Espinaca (Spanish word for spinach) Innovations, started a health revolution in Cape Town’s townships by introducing spinach as an ingredient in bread and various foods. What started with R40 and a big idea in 2011, has now become a …


Jun 5

Meet Caley one of the 24HR Challenge Panelist

Born and raised in a rural Xhosa village during the heat of Apartheid: Caley is intimately familiar with a side of South Africa – oblivious to many city-dwelling Caucasians. Her early years consisted of conversing in Xhosa (her first language) at the mission station up the road and playing with her friends in the rural …


May 17

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May 14

First Resource A! Station in Kamiesberg, Namaqualand

The 2017 Activator Reagam Beukes is a social agent of change from the far north Namaqua region of Kamasies. As per his words, history was made, he with Activators, local youth and stakeholders launched the first resource A! Station in that area. This celebration follows after the station’s workshop was held earlier in 2018. The …


Apr 26

40 Activators needed for the 2018 AIDS Conference in Amsterdam

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers in partnership with Youth against AIDS (YAA) plans to bring more than 300 youth activists from all around the world, of which 40 will be Activators, as ambassadors for the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. The conference will be hosted from 20th to 27th July 2018 and will be an amazing …



Mar 22

The human right of rebuilding a new South Africa

By Dumisa Mbuwa As we celebrate human rights month, it is important that we take an introspective look at where we stand as a Nation in relation to realising the freedoms promised in 1994. Did we achieve the fundamental tenants espoused in our republic’s Constitution? Is socio-economic freedom finally within reach for all South Africans? …


Mar 19

Mining the gold we all have in us.

“Everyone has, in themselves, gold that is yet to be mined. And sometimes all it requires is for us to help them see it, in order to mirror it back to them. This is what helped me build my organisation, over the past 15 years, to what it now is.” said Marian Goodman at the …


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 12

The Big 5 Sectors

Our primary focus this year is the BIG 5 sectors: A! Health, A! Literacy, A! Youth Economic Participation, A! Interconnectedness & Inclusivity and Active Citizenship. These sectors were chosen by the ACTIVATE! Network through a series of engagements held across the country in 2017. #BIG5Activated #PayingItForward #CommittedToChange South  Africa  has  the  most serious  HIV/AIDS  epidemic  in  the  world,  with  …


Feb 6

Towards a Cohesive Knowledgeable Nation

By Koketso Marishane   A prominent African Sociologist (Prof. Kwesi Prah) once said, “if everyone is an African, then nobody is an African”. Oh well, the question then is, what’s so African in South Africa? The land? The food? Any other means of production? For the sake of generating a dialogue around these important and …


Jan 8

My 2018

By: Nomvuyo Gladys Sebeko My 2018 My tears have formed a river that can’t be compared To any river that is known to be the biggest Or the Ocean which is praised to be the widest My 2018 Heart has be torn into so many pieces That it can feed the whole nation and still …


Nov 16

What role should the youth play to eradicate poverty in SA?

By  L.J   Poverty reduction is a subject that has attracted a lot of debate in the past three decades. Poverty is a global challenge that goes beyond social and political issues to include economic issues. Therefore, solutions aimed at breaking the vicious cycles of poverty cannot be limited to political and social policies, but …


Oct 31

We Should Not Be Punishing Drug Dealers in Schools

By Leander Julius I went to a rather standard high school in Johannesburg – but also a school with a reputation for its drug usage amongst the pupils. I remember one afternoon after “break time” the principal instructed me to ‘watch the criminals’ – the pupils caught selling dagga, until the police arrived – and arrive …


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