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 …
By Gladys Nomvuyo Sebeko In 1956 20 000 women took to the streets to fight an oppressive government. They did not focus on colour or status. The unity they shared made the oppressor listen and make changes. 64 years later we see women in high positions and some even in Parliament. The government is even trying …
Democracy in South Africa flourishes and reinforces our important role as activists to safeguard the future of South Africa The year was 1994 on a sunny day on the 27th of April when the future of South Africa would be determined and indeed the sun would not have chosen a better day to set on …
In a country where some people barely have enough water to live from while others have more than enough to waste; the government really needs to be held accountable for not delivering for the rights of its people. However, with a constitution that has so many rights to cater for, what is it that the …
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.
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.
Activator Sinazo Peter is featured in the August edition of Marie Claire as one of the 12 Future Shapers.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
Activator Bongo Hlongwane reflects with fellow Activator Siyabonga Memela on the 1976 uprising and if freedom has been achieved.
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
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.”
Activator Ramadimetja Makgeru penned this piece about the lack of South African indigenous languages spoken in schools. She questions whether the reason for the protest on the morning of June 16 1976 has been corrected.
Activator Lwazi Nongauza speaks to fellow Activators, Thembinkosi Matika, German Jacobs, David Lekgwathi and Silindile Martin about what the possible solutions are to youth unemployment.
As part of our digital youth supplement, Uncensored Voices, Activator Themba Vryman reflects on the legacy and bravery of the youth of 1976 and what role Activators in 2017 have to play in extending the fight against adversity.
Activator Thobani Zikalala speaks to fellow Activators Action Setaka and Nkosikhona Uzzi Mpungose who are currently attending the AIDS Conference in Durban about their thoughts on the conference and what it hopes to achieve.