Feb 3

What young leaders can learn from Oliver Tambo

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.



Feb 1

Fees Must Fall-A perspective from UWC

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.


Jan 31

A godless morality

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.”




Jan 25

Self-leadership: Mastering my fate

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.





Jan 19

Students with funding have their say

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.




Jan 9

Fickle American politics

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.


Dec 12

The math conundrum

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.



Dec 12

Children bear the scars of abuse

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.



Dec 5

No land, no police station.

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.


Dec 2

No more labels!

Yolokazi Mfuto is very aware of the inaccuracy of gender stereotypes and calls on men and women to write a different narrative as these roles rarely communicate accurate information about certain groups.


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