Confronting our social defects to equip the youth

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Koketso Marishane takes a look at what world leaders had to say at the UN General Assembly concerning youth and their capacity to shape a better future.

What young leaders can learn from Oliver Tambo

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This year, Oliver Tambo would have turned 100 years old, had he been alive. In honour of Tambo, in the State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma will reflect on his legacy and values. Activators reflect on what they have learned from the great man.

10 reasons why you should watch the State of the Nation Address

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The opening of Parliament is around the corner, will you be tuned in? We've compiled a list of 10 reasons why you should be watching the State of the Nation Address next week.

Fees Must Fall-A perspective from UWC

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Journalist, Mbasa Gqokoma sat down with Fees Must Fall activist, Lukhanyo May at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) to find out about the movements plan for 2017. He also took to the streets to hear if the youth has faith in youth institutions like the NYDA.

A godless morality

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Following the controversy of the Grace Bible Church and celebrity Somizi Mhlongo last week, Prince Charles takes a look at how society could operate with a "godless morality."

Education, a service to Africa

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Mbasa Gqokoma sits down with educator, Liso Ntuli from the Haven Academy to talk about what needs to change in the current education system for the country to see positive results.

Stop the hullabaloo of the first day of school-Time for action in education is now!

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Koketso Marishane explains why he is irked at the hullabaloo that takes place at the beginning of every year when learners officially start their academic year.

Self-leadership: Mastering my fate

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Leadership is arguably the fundamental building block in the strengthening of a nation, moreover, self-leadership contributes dearly to that exercise. Singatha, a 2016 Activator, realises just how important the latter is and as such believes that the best leaders in the world are those that can get themselves to act right, rightfully honing self-discipline.

Limpopo school ranking under the spotlight

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Koketso Marishane unpacks how the Limpopo Department of Education has, in his view, incorrectly ranked and given the top position in grade 12 results to the same school for a decade. He explains why it is incorrect.

Tackling The State Of Youth Policies

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As the State of the Nation Address (SONA) fast approaches, Florence de Vries takes a look at past SONA's and youth policies that government has put in place to ensure that the youth of the country progress.

UNESCO MGIEP to launch YESPeace Network in South Africa

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UNESCO MGIEP and Activate!Change Drivers are jointly launching the YESPeace Network- Southern African Region on January 26, 2017.

Students with funding have their say

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Throughout the Fees Must Fall demonstrations, we hardly heard from students who have secured funding or have the means to pay for their studies. The voices of those not affected by the staggering fee increases appears to be silent. Ramadimetja Makgeru caught up with two students who have funding to hear their thoughts on the Fees Must Fall movement.

Matters under scrutiny

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The State of the Nation Address is upon us and 2016 Activator, Zilungile Zimela explores some of the issues plaguing the country

Yolokazi Mfuto attends international conference in Ghana

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Last year, Yolokazi Mfuto did not think she would attend the Ghana International Model UN conference, but against the odds she managed to secure funding to attend. She tells us about her experience as a South African representing the Netherlands.

Fickle American politics

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The recently held US elections dominated mainstream discussions, both nationally and internationally. In South Africa, social media was buzzing with most of the exchanges, inclusive of animative cartoons, involving statements and the character of president-elect Donald John Trump, who rewrote the scripts of modern politics by defying most polls, predictions and narratives.

The math conundrum

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The entire country was shocked last week when the Department of Education said that the pass rate for mathematics would be lowered to 20% for certain learners. Is that a step forward or a step backward? Ramadimetja Makgeru shares her opinion on the matter.

Ubuntu, a tool for social change.

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Khumo Mokobane, a scholar of Theology, looks at the importance of Ubuntu and creating strong social bonds for change within a community.

Children bear the scars of abuse

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As we close the 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children campaign, we should not forget that violence happens everyday. It is a conversation that needs to take place throughout the year. Mbasa Gqokoma takes a look at the effects of abuse suffered by children.

The lack of reproductive justice as a form of violence

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As we observe 16 Days of Activism, it is important for us to realise that women experience various forms of violence. Nomtika Mjwana explores the lack of reproductive justice as a form of violence.

No land, no police station.

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Community safety is a huge problem in the township of Nyanga, Cape Town. One of the reasons Nyanga is named the murder capital of the country is because there's only one police station in an overpopulated area.