Apr 4

Our role in accountability

Activator Nomtika Mjwana explores why young people are so far removed from essential decision-making platforms. No young people are present in these conversations that directly violate their rights.





Mar 21

Anti-Xenophobic Photographic campaign

As part of our #BeHumanRights campaign, and in light of the recent spates of xenophobic attacks, on Human Rights Day we will be featuring the inspiring anti-xenophobic photographic campaign of Activator, Mbali Kubule.


Mar 21

Why do blacks hate blacks so much?

Upon his epic return from the wilderness, Activator Dumisa Mbuwa penned this alternative piece on contemporary Blackness/ Africaness and its relation to the challenges South Africans face (especially Black).




Mar 8

A Moment of Silence in honour of #94_Esidimeni

“The well networked and connected individuals get informed about government plans, get advised to register their entities in the sector specific to qualify for projects tendering followed by in-house private festivities celebrating corruption victory over tenders. The fruits of the long walk to freedom.”






Feb 22

For the love of money

Today Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan will deliver his 6th budget speech address outlining the plans for year. We take a look at highlights from the 2016 budget and what to expect for budget 2017.




Feb 8

Championing African Youth Policies for Global Development

Koketso Marishane asserts that because 60% of Africas population is below 35 years old, intentional investment in youth-focused initiatives could breed double-digit growth and genuine development across the continent. He examines the significance of education and how it should change in South Africa.


Feb 7

So Now is a good time

“The questions are many and we expect genuine responses from you, Mr President. One person may be writing this but we are a collective of young leaders working hard at answering some tough questions this generation is facing, which you too are painfully aware of. We are not waiting on you but, we are working tirelessly and our hope is that with policies and budget you allow us to drive change.”



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