The History of collaborative Activism

Expressions such as “divided we fall, united we stand”, “there…

An opinion on opinions: A possible next step in ACTIVATE!’s engagement with youth

By: Dr Marthinus Conradie The youth of South Africa face…

Decentralising the need to Vote

By: Mojalefa Mokhosi The common people have never ruled. They…

Nelson Mandela: a figure of literary inspiration

By Ace Moloi Not only has President Mandela lived a life of…

Towards a Cohesive Knowledgeable Nation

By Koketso Marishane   A prominent African Sociologist…

ACTIVATE! Men celebrate women

By Gladys Nomvuyo Sebeko In 1956 20 000 women took to the…

When the power of our vote counts

Democracy in South Africa flourishes and reinforces our important…

Sanitary Towels, a Right or a Responsibility?

In a country where some people barely have enough water to…

I am Woman, Hear me sing!

Claire Sally Roos penned this introspective piece about abortion and how a women's worth lies in who she is, as life-givers not who she can equal.

A male is born, but a man is built

Did you know that 63% of youth that commit suicide are from fatherless homes and 71% of all high school dropouts grew up without a father? Activator Bongo Hlongwane attended 2016 Activator Snqobile Mkwanazi mens seminar where they unpacked what it should mean to be a man in society.

Sinazo Peter a Future Shaper

Activator Sinazo Peter is featured in the August edition of Marie Claire as one of the 12 Future Shapers.

Red Africa - #RIPPhilela #RIP_Philela

It is with great sorrow and broken hearts that the students of the University of the Free State, and the rest of Azania, say goodbye to a freedom fighter our time. The sharp knife of Philela Gilwa's short life cuts very deep and calls to young leaders to continue where he left off. Philela will surely be missed, yet his words and works will definitely outlive him! Lala ngo xolo Son of the Soil! 'Till we meet again... Sincerest condolences to his family, friends and comrades. #MayibuyeiAfrika #RIPPhilela"

Another article about RAPE!

Following the trending case of Xola and Kamvelihle #WeBelieveYou, Kay-Dee Mashile writes that society must educate young men from as early as preschool on how to treat women. The same way little girls are taught to cover up, little boys must be taught to respect women.

South African Government Brain Damage?

Kay-Dee Mashile contends that the country is temporarily in a comma of sorts and we need some change to occur to avoid permanent brain damage. But how do we do this?

Activators share their thoughts about Mandela Day

Activator Nomvuyo Sebeko speaks to fellow Activators about their thoughts around Mandela Day. Mandela day was founded so that people recognise the power they have in changing the world. Read what they had to say

Activator Motsatsi Mmola is going to Norway in August!!

Activator Motsatsi Mmola will be going to Oslo (Norway) in August! She was selected to participate in the global youth leadership exchange programme and has been assigned into a Kenyan NGO that is need of someone who has her leadership skills.

Youth employment: Uncertainties, gaps and A! potential

As part of a digital youth supplement, Uncensored Voices, Activator Nomtika Mjwana takes an introspective look at herself as a change driver and what is possible within the Network. She shares her experience of how three members of the Network worked together in coming up with ideas.

We are not free while freedom is still locked up

Activator Bongo Hlongwane reflects with fellow Activator Siyabonga Memela on the 1976 uprising and if freedom has been achieved.

Fight for job creation not free education!

As part of our digital youth supplement, Uncensored Voices, Activator Kay-Dee Mashile takes a critical look at the plight of the youth in the country and their incessant call for free education. She argues that the fight for employment is more significant and educating ourselves on the latest format of a CV, we should look into educating each other on the latest format of a business proposal

Owning our struggle 23 years later

Activator Tshepo Mabuya states that the June 16 commemorations should enable young people to redefine their generational obligation. He says,"Although South Africa has as a youthful population, it has the lowest entrepreneurship levels in the world according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor."