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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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 tackles the question “Are there any opportunities available for the youth?”
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 Thabang Tshabalala shares his story of how the first year training has inspired him at the camp he works at in America.
Activator Mokgadi takes us on a journey through her community as she explains how her community has shaped her.