Join the Crazy Challenge in a city near you

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Activator Vusi Tshabalala, from Tzaneen, and Samuel Ntswanisi have made it their mission to inspire fellow youth to reach their goals by running/cycling 1850kms. The run/cycle will start from the Parliament buildings in Cape Town to Nkowa-Nkowa Stadium in Limpopo.

Setting the Agenda for 2014 and Beyond

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BlaqApple Communications, in partnership with Constitution Hill, recently hosted the 2014 & Beyond Socio-Economic Development Engagement.This engagement formed part of BlaqApples mission of developing youth by creating spaces for them to engage key stakeholders and organisations.

Connecting youth to their dreams through real role models

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South Africa is home to what is believed to be one of the worst youth-unemployment problems in the world. The problem could get worse, as the countrys population is young- meaning we have hundreds of thousands of new job-seekers every year.

A Call For A Politically-Conscious Youth

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Accountability for our country begins with the knowledge of its running. Plato states that, Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. Could this be the current situation we are facing as the South African youth?

Opinion: E-tolls Won't Affect The Poor

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While playing the I am poor card, etolls will affect me I found myself in an awkward moment after realising that e-tolling wont affect certain card holders.

Youths role in building a better future

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Speaking at the recent ACTIVATE! Exchange in Cape Town, second year Activator, Tumi Jonas, spoke about the challenges that youth face towards defining their own role.

National Debate on Youth Topic: Youth in Conflict with the Law

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Statistics suggest that Cape Town is the rape capital of the world. South Africa is ranked in the top 10 as the 7th top country with high crime rates according to Interpol statistics and World of Maps in 2013.

My Journey with ACTIVATE! Tumelo Monakisi

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I was just Tumelo Monakisi before ACTIVATE! Nothing was out of the ordinary, I was studying towards a Diploma in Youth Development. Life was good. I was comfortable with who I was.

Heritage: a celebration of who we are

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A person's heritage is made up of the practices and traditions that are passed on from parents to children and how we acknowledge one anothers identities as human beings.

A time to sing, a time to dance African Tales

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In recent times, we have increasingly seen the narrative of development revolve around the economy and some or other form of industrialisation. This ignores the great value contributed to society through the arts.

Volunteer Day: The Beautiful Game

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Activator Khaya Phenduka, was unsure about how he would spend his volunteer day and where. Being as passionate as he is about soccer, he just couldnt find a way to figure out how his passion could be used for something greater...

An African example in global citizenship education

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Injairu Kulundu, trainer and Western Cape team leader will be flying the ACTIVATE! flag high at the UNESCO Technical Consultation on Global Citizen Education in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 9 10 September 2013.

Young People: unedited, unscripted and unapologetic

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Cathy and Keith joined ACTIVATE! in 2013. The idea for Youth Interpreter came about during the first module of the training programme. While we were doing an exercise about reflecting on the past, present and future, it struck home how many Activators in the room shared similar stories of loss.

Know Your Municipality

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In Module 2, Activators explored their municipality and respective IDPs (Integrated Development Plans). In this home task, Activators researched municipal statistics such as unemployment, population, gender...

Activator Story: Second Year Event

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On 12th of August, I woke up with a smile on my face, thinking about the week I had ahead of me. It had been over six months since last I was in an innovative space with my fellow Activators...

Young Change Makers

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Activator Tshepo is a 3rd year law student at the University of the Free State. He helped to start an organisation called Young Change Makers. He tells us what the organisation the aim of the organisation is.

Activator Story: Lejweleputswa Exchange

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First year Activators Action and Themba are organising an Exchange in the Lejweleputswa District in the Free State. The theme for the Exchange is Crime: A destroyer of young generational legacy.

Activator Mandilakhe talking about youth opportunities

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Activator Mandilakhe tackles the question "Are there any opportunities available for the youth?"

Understanding the Differences Between Civil Society and Civil Society Organisations

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Within the South African context there seems to be a lot of confusion about who civil society is and what it means. The term is often used loosely, which just deepens the confusion.

Activator Story: Puppet Show

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Activator Thabang Tshabalala shares his story of how the first year training has inspired him at the camp he works at in America.