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.
Activator Thobani Zikalala takes a look at what transpired at the HEaids conference and the important role that Activators like Lerato Morulane from She Conquers, Isa Mdingi and Scelo Sibi, among others play.
Siyabonga Mahomba speaks to Activators Prince Charles, Dineo Segophiso, Lisa Silwana and Phetogo Kgosierileng about their thoughts around short-term employment. Although short-term employment opportunities such as internships, contract work and learnership programmes ensure that one receives much needed work experience and provide temporary relief to ones financial strains, there are however downsides.
As a network of over 2000 young people, Activators have an inherent commitment to change. For the month of June our campaign #CommittedToChange will showcase how Activators are and have been #CommittedToChange.
On 8 May, a pre-registered group of SWITCH participants embarked on a 24 hour hackathon in a bid to win a trip to India with Startup Safari in July! We are delighted to announce that FransNtsoereng from Gauteng (2015 Switcher) will be going to India! Frans, congratulations on anamazing achievement!
Activator Thobani Mthobisi Zikalala reflects on ways Activators are observing their African heritage and ways in which they should be.
Happy Africa Day!! Activator and Switcher, Hein Scheepers penned this insightful piece on Africa Day.
Activator Nomvuyo Sebeko speaks to Activators from around the country to find out how the network are assisting each other with employment!
Activator Nhlanhla Ndlovu sits down with Dr Gavin Price from GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science) to talk about ethical leadership. This is what went down at the interview.
Activator Paul Mabote discusses the causes of youth unemployment in South Africa, the attitude towards youth unemployment and possible alternatives to youth unemployment. It expresses the importance of strategic Activator partnerships in curbing financial inactivity.
Three of South Africa’s former presidents, and one former deputy president hosted a dialogue on the national crises facing the country. ACTIVATE! was represented by Activator Nhlanhla Ndlovu. This is what happened.
Activator Koketso Marishane recently spoke at the 2nd Africa-China Youth Forum about Youth in Business. Koketso contends that the overall socio-economic progress among our continents people first need sustainable jobs. In order to create these job opportunities and craft a significantly inclusive African society, he says we need to pursue socio-economic growth based on the strength of all sectors: public, private and civil society groupings.
In observing World Press Freedom Day today, Activator Qhawe Sosibo in his academic essay asks, Is the right not to disclose confidential sources of information which journalists claim to have, a legally protected right in South Africa? If not, should it be protected and to what extent?
Gladys Nomvuyo Sebeko takes a look at our 23 year old democracy and comments on the implementation of various programmes and policies.
Activator Unathi Snam says voting is not the only meaningful way to exercise his democratic right and influence justice. He wants the masses to be conscientised on how to play a meaningful role in their democracy.
Mbasa Gqokoma unpacks some of the challenges with Tsepo Ya Rona Mofokeng around how far we have come in sustaining our democracy and freedom.
With freedom day fast approaching, Zisekho Geza penned this opinion piece after a conversation with friends and asks,”Is freedom democracy?”
Activator Ramadimetja Makgeru explores how the internet, specifically the hashtag is used to address social and political issues.
Activator Themba Vryman discusses the concept of democracy which cannot thrive without the active participation of those who seek to build a truly prosperous country in making it work.”As Activators the obligation to ensure that our South African democracy develops, matures and works for the entirety of the populace is much heavier,” he says.
Today, thousands of South Africans will take to the streets in protest against corruption and governance following President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle. We looked at Facebook,WhatsApp and Twitter to gauge the responses from the A! Network around the reshuffle.