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Our publications reflect the diverse stories of the network under the sectors of health, literacy, interconnectedness and inclusivity, youth economic participation and active citizenry. Through our publications, we are able to showcase the work that Activators are doing to Inspire collective and collaborative leadership.    view...

Image: Post-elections: Addressing youth issues should be a priority We all have a responsibility to raise this generation, whether the youth turned up in considerable numbers to vote or not.

Whether the youth turned up in considerable numbers to vote in the May 8 national elections or not, issues such as skills training, jobs and poverty still need to be addressed urgently by Government, civil society and business. We all have a responsibility to raise this generation.   Read More...


Image: Activate enquires Is short-term employment a possible solution to SA's youth unemployment crisis?

 

 Currently, the youth unemployment rate in South Africa is 50.09% - the highest in the world.  Even though it has decreased from 54.20 in the third quarter of 2016, it is still quite high considering the fact that about 48% of young South Africans are unemployed.   Read More...


Image: Be Human Rights : Remembering A True Hero - Dr Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada This marks one of the saddest days in South African history, as we begin to mourn the passing of one of our last remaining true heroes, Dr Ahmed Kathrada. Dozens of Activators, leaders, activists, ordinary men and women have joined millions of South Africans who have shared tribute messages to the late Dr Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada - known as 'Uncle Kathy'.   Read More...

Image: ACTIVATE : The State Of Whose Nation? This year’s SONA reads no different from previous ones except for the inclusion of “Woke Twitter” buzz-words such as #DataMustFall, land expropriation

It is important to note that Mr President has been paying attention (to some issues) as he made a point about the insufferable data price rates that needs to be lowered. We will be waiting for that with baited breath.Let’s break it down a little bit. Most opportunities (educational, employment and general) are mostly on the internet, and to connect to said internet, one needs data. So, if a majority who need to be linked with these opportunities are not reached because of the issue of access to these resources, a disconnect is born. The review of data pricing is welcomed, Mr President.   Read More...


Image: ACTIVATE supports Activism: Beyond 16 Days A victorious day for women - A discussion was led by award-winning journalist, Zubeida Jaffer and writer on gender, political and cultural issues

I wrap myself around the curvaceous bodies of women all over Africa. I am the perfect nightdress on those hot African nights. The ideal attire for household chores. I secure babies happily on their mothers backs…Armed with proverbs, I am a vehicle for communication between women. I exist for the comfort and convenience of a woman. But make no mistake…I am not here to please a man…Please don’t use me as an excuse to rape. Don’t hide behind me when you choose to abuse…”   Read More...


Image: Land: What's the plan for you? South Africa recently celebrated 22 years of democracy, but while there is a lot to celebrate?

Recent activities throughout the country have seen the emergence of questions regarding the inequalities and social injustices that have not changed or improved throughout the years – especially regarding the land question and the transformation of our economy.   Read More...


Image: #ActivateImbizo: Democracy in Action The past week has been robust and engaging, as ACTIVATE! Took to rural communities to engage with the youth and to journey the “Road Less Travelled”

The past week has been robust and engaging, as ACTIVATE! Took to rural communities to engage with the youth and to journey the “Road Less Travelled” , through the #ActivateImbizo Project-an initiative of the ACTIVATE! Network Connect Team.   Read More...


Image: Unlock Your Future NOW ACTIVATE! has launched a groundbreaking campaign titled Future Now SA as a platform for young people to add their voice to the future of South Africa

Over the past 10 years, the youth space in South Africa has predominantly been claimed by political interests. Following the 2014 elections, there is a unique opportunity for young people in civil society to reclaim this space from the political realm and highlight and address the issues that directly affect youth.   Read More...


Image: Activators care for displaced KZN refugees HUNDREDS of foreigners have been left homeless and in fear for their lives following a recent spate of xenophobic attacks in the greater Durban area, the past few weeks. Reports about what started the wave of attacks in Isipingo on 30 March are mixed.   Read More...

Image:  # Future Now

Even though youth make up 38% of the South African population, the National Development Plan Vision 2030 leaves us wondering: what about us? This question has been nagging us for so long that we’ve decided to do something about it. We invite you to join us in putting together an action plan for youth by youth.   Read More...


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