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 …
By Matome T. Aphane According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group, about 31% of teen suicide attempts required medical treatment and 17% of teenagers have attempted suicide with 15.6% having made a plan to do it. In addition, 9% of all teen deaths are caused by suicide and this figure is increasing. Suicide is …
“Mna andifundeli ukuphuma elokishini, ndifundela ukuzifaka zitshone iingcambu zam elokishini kuba kulapho lemfundo yam idingeka khona” Liyibeke olohlobo ityendyana laseBhayi xa lalizazisa kwintlanganiso eyayibanjelwe kwidyunivesithi iNelson Mandela. Kuthe kanti lentetho yalo izakuvusa eyona yakhe yankulu ingxoxo-mphikiswani ngendima yeelokishi kweli loMzantsi Africa, nto leyo eshiye umbuzo omileyo othi iilokishi ezi ingaba zinako ukubalwa njengamagugu esizwe okanye …
By Action Setaka One can write a book about the significance and valuable content gained on Day 1 of MMX17. Especially in this day and era where it is not a hunky-dory for media practioners. Media has for a long time fought side by side with the people in their struggle against injustice, in their …
For Women’s Month we’re celebrating and showcasing the stories and strength of ACTIVATE! Women through a photo exhibition on Instagram. Activator Aphelele Gumede tells us what her super power is and what she thinks the essence of a woman is. Follow us on Instagram for more inspiring stories @activate_za
Thulisile Bhuda’s profile looks at the different ways she is driving change and giving to her rural community and how she is collaborating with local universities to realise the dream of the impoverished and disadvantaged African child who still lacks identity owing to varying conflicts of skin colour, origin and language.
Activate! Hackathon poster for 2017 that details the Hackathon experience and how Activators are having robust discussions on the burning issues in the country.
In an attempt to make education more accessible to young people living with disabilities, three young social entrepreneurs and members of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers network from the City of Tshwane are preparing to walk more than 600KM.
The ACTIVATE! Network would like to thank Mgxakwe Projects for their wonderful donation.
Activator Tebogo Suping looks at the Youth Making Local Government Work Campaign and how this continues to change communities in South Africa, beyond 67 minutes.
Activator Bongi Ndlovu, the force behind A! Dare campaign believes South Africans need morethan 67 minutes to drive change.
Activator, Zilungile Zimela attended the gender-based violence hackathon held by Africa Unite and ACTIVATE! Change Drivers. The hackathon explored the origin and contributing factors to gender-based violence and why Africa is leading the pack.
Currently the youth (aged 15-34) remain quite vulnerable in the labour market with the unemployment rate at an all-time high of 37,1 % which is 10.6 % above the national average (http://www.statssa.gov.za/?p=9561).
Muzi Nduku Arts & Culture / Sport Tournament .
“JCI focuses on developing skills, knowledge and understanding among young South Africans. The purpose of the organisation is to empower youth to be able to make informed decisions and take action to address the critical challenges of their time.
A huge congratulations to Activators Kwandile Sikhosana, Nkosikhona Mpungose, Dr Nosiphiwe Ngqwala and Paris Nyiko Makaringe for making the Mail&Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans who are doing amazing work in their respective communities.
Xolisile Malgas, a 2017 Activator from the Eastern Cape shares he insights on how he joined the Activate! Network and how he hopes to use the knowledge to reach out to 14000 young people realise their financial freedom.
Activators attended the AIDS Conference at the ICC in KZN to make their voices heard and to contribute towards active citizenship.
Activator Hein Scheepers looks at the significance of June 16 and how important it is to remember how much blood was shed to fight for the right to equal eduaction. In sharing his thoughts he penned this poem.