The app, called ACTIVATE! Groups, is the latest platform created to support Activators to connect with each other in their efforts to drive positive change and build a better South Africa. In addition to bringing Activators together in one mobile space, the application also provides an events calendar for Activators to share and publicise their events, campaigns and experiences amongst each other.

One the reasons for creating the application was to assist Activators in different cities and provinces to connect with each other, and for those in the same region to continue conversations and networking after meetings and Exchange dialogues.

The app was launched during July 2015 and Activators have already shown a positive reaction to the new platform. Nomtika Mjwana, a 2015 Activator, posted on Facebook, “I am very impressed with ACTIVATE! comms…and I will say this nide nidikwe [until you’re tired] shame”.

One major feature of the app is that, after downloading the application, Activators are automatically pre-loaded to relevant groups related to their training year, nodal group, intake, area, city and interests, giving them instant access to Activators in their immediate vicinity and connections they made during the ACTIVATE! training programme. They are then free to join groups in other regions and interest areas via unique group codes published below.

Activators are also free to create their own groups, which is great for young people who are working together and planning projects remotely.

The application is only available for Activators who are registered on the ACTIVATE! Junction, a closed online community platform created to provide resources, opportunities and networking for members of the ACTIVATE! Network.


To join a group follow the below steps:

– On the Groups page screen select the 3 stripes on the top left hand side

– Select Join Group

– Enter the group code and click Join Group

Main Group (all Activators): PGKXX

Year Groups:

2012 Activators: 3577N

2013 Activators: XDPGL

2014 Activators: JVKPL

2015 Activators: ZTTJ3


Focus Areas:

Agriculture: J3T5N

Business Development: 36GSA

Child Rights: WJK4C

Community Development: ZHZNF

Creative Arts: 6EF7X

Crime Prevention: PQVQ4

Economic Development: W4K57

Education and Training: UHHPQ


Gender: FNMEN

Human Rights: WXS4M

Lobbying and Advocacy: 8PHNJ

Media and IT: F879E

Rural Development: BBQ5H

Social Work: JKWUC

Sports: VXD9Q

Youth Development: T7JK2


Provincial Capitals:

Bhisho (EC): NCQNB

Bloemfontein (FS): NKYU3

Cape Town (WC): ZBYQB

Johannesburg (GP): 9BJU4

Kimberley (NC): GCPFU

Mafikeng (NW): 6SAC4

Nelspruit (MP): U5EKG

Pietermaritzburg (KZN): RXEZ5

Polokwane (LP): 23792



Eastern Cape: LF6DD

Free State: Q74WX

Gauteng: BW6HV

KwaZulu-Natal: JWDG5

Limpopo: FX37A

Mpumalanga: ZF2ZZ

North West: MB2VJ

Northern Cape: MB2VJ

Western Cape: GT56X 

Calling All Young Change Makers to Shape SA’s Future and Join ACTIVATE! Youth Network for 2016! Applications for ACTIVATE! 2016 are now open. To apply, click the Apply Now button on the ACTIVATE! homepage at


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