Aug 28

Violet Polelo Selwana’s super power is self-motivation

Name: Violet Polelo Selwana Province: Eastern Cape Facebook: Polelo Violet Selwana Twitter handle:@Violet­_pvs Instagram: violet_selwana What is the essence of being a woman to you? The essence of being a women lies in her, faith, caring heart, kindness, and wisdom. Being a women is a blessing and a gift from God. A woman is fearless, …

Aug 25

Young women in conversation

Minister of Communications joins young women leaders in a conversation aimed opening opportunities for their representation in media Minister of Communications, Ayanda Dlodlo has confirmed her presence and participation for the upcoming Activate! Change Drivers brunch that is going to be held on August 28th 2017 in Johannesburg. Activate! is a network that connects young …

Aug 23

Young female entrepreneur fighting for her start-up

As part of our digital youth supplement, Uncensored Voices, Activator Sebina Ramaseli looks at women in entrepreneurship and why it is difficult for them to thrive. The small business sector contributes to job creation and economic growth. However, South Africa’s 2016 National Small Business Survey found that 76% of businesses under 5 years cited access …

Aug 21

The woman I met yesterday

By: Gladys Nomvuyo Sebeko LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE WOMAN I MET YESTERDAY She had a smile of a queen and the breath of a princess Her face was like an ocean with hair like the sunset Her body so perfect like the clear blue sky LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE WOMAN I …

Aug 17

Literacy should be a lesson first administered at home

By Zilungile Zimela Contrary to popular belief- the black nation IS a reading nation. From the elementary ages of reading Chappies Bubble gum wrappers, we have been reading. The scourge of illiteracy among the marginalised groups is wide spread emanating from a myriad of reasons one of which is the availability or the lack thereof- …

Aug 16

Activator Blessing Mutiti’s super power is resilience

Name: Blessing Mutiti Province: USA Facebook: @ Africanmythbuster Twitter handle:@blessmutiti Instagram: Africanmythbuster What is the essence of being a woman to you? Knowing my worth before anyone else defines it for me and setting goals endlessly What is your super power? Resilience, knowing my worth and exercising a strong sense of self-esteem. What words would …

Aug 16

Remembering Marikana

A poem by Activator Hein Scheepers My parents are miners whether in a shaft or in a retail store working as a Petrol Attendee We are Working class. We are Miners. We Are Marikana Who would have thought that we will also be part of a generation that witnessed how the government massacres humans workers …

Aug 14

Chantal Martin’s super power is giving love

Name: Chantal Martin Province: Northern – Cape Facebook: Chantal Chante Martin Instagram: Chantalchane  What is the essence of being a woman to you? The real essence of being a woman is the ability to nurture and to love deeply, unconditionally. What is your super power? My super power is giving love to others who needs …

Aug 10

Activator Kgadi Mmanakana’s super power is serving people

Name: Kgadi Mmanakana Province: Limpopo Facebook: Kgadi Mmanakana Twitter handle: @KgadiMmanakana Instagram: @the_possibilitarian  What is the essence of being a woman to you? To play a role of a mother which is a divine mission given only to women due to their innate resources; nurturing and intuitive nature. What is your super power? I am …

Aug 8

ACTIVATE! Hackathons finding solutions to gender-based violence (GBV)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: ACTIVATE! Hackathons finding solutions to gender-based violence (GBV) 09 August 2017 Reports of Deputy Minister of the Department of Education Mduduzi Manana physically assaulting Mandisa Duma at Cubana restaurant this past Sunday is reflective of a society that has normalised the abuse and brutalisation of women, girls and other vulnerable groups …

Aug 7

Activator Mpho Tshabalala’s super power is empowerment

Name: Mpho Palesa Tshabalala Province: Originally from the North West but staying in Gauteng now. Facebook: Palesa Mpho Tshabalala  Twitter: @MissMbalientle Insta: palesa_mpho_tshabalala What is the essence of being a woman to you? The essence of being a woman to me is a message of inspiration, empowering women to live overflowing with an abundance of …

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