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With more than 2000 members, there’s always something happening in the ACTIVATE! network. Click on each story to read more about how Activators are driving change across South Africans.

Apr 23

It Matters Not Where You Come From

Name: Thembelani Gumede Province: Kwa-Zulu Natal Facebook: Thando Timberlen Twitter handle: @Timberlen Instagram: Thando Timberlen Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. Thembelani is a young leader passionate about community development and the education of the African child. Currently, in his community, he strives to be a role model …

Apr 20

Touching lives through mentorship

Name: Paris Nyiko Makaringe Province: Guateng Facebook: Paris Makaringe / Paris Makaringe Page Twitter handle: @Paris_Makaringe Instagram: @Paris_Makaringe Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences. Paris is an optimistic young person who believes in active citizenship within the small space he finds himself in. He is passionate about community …

Apr 20

Catching up with Lionel Kgatla

The ACTIVATE! Network has existed for 6 years, we follow-up with Activators from 2012 to find out what progress they’ve made since completing the ACD programme.  

Apr 19

Zuko – The Epitome Of An Unrestrained Activator

By Tlotliso May Speaks ACTIVATE! is a network of young leaders in South Africa that are committed to making changes in different spheres. This means that every individual in this network is committed to making a certain change and all these small efforts result in a greater change in society. A network such as ACTIVATE! …

Apr 18

Activator Reflects on 2-Day Switch Seminar

By Kabelo Colin Mokoena “Maybe you don’t want to do what you’re currently doing or you’d rather be doing something different. The world is changing and we have to adapt.” – Thulani Sejo, 2017 Switcher. The best move I’ve made this year is applying to take part in ACTIVATE!’s Switch Social Entrepreneurship Program for 2018. …

Apr 17

Self-developed leaders are the future

Name: Glenda Nukeri Province:  Gauteng Facebook:  Glenda n’wa-roby nukeri Twitter:  Glenda n’waRoby Instagram: N/A Glenda is a humble and extremely motivated young leader who is always constantly developing her skills, she is confident in her ability to come up with interesting ideas and loves helping other people. Why did you decide to be part of …


Here is what’s happening in our world. Click on read more to find out about each event.

Upcoming Events

Apr 26

AYOBA Career Expo

Background: The purpose of this event is to invite potential stakeholder’s to join us on Career Exhibition, as part of our mission to inform and empower youth development. Advancing Youth Of Barkly-East Agency (AYOBA) NPO will be hosting the event for the first time have career expo in our Barkly East. Purpose of the event: …

Apr 27

Freedom Day

Freedom Day History Freedom Day commemorates the first democratic elections that were ever held in South Africa. On 27 April 1994, the results of these elections liberated the nation from the long-standing Apartheid and restored rights to all people in South Africa. On this day, Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, was elected to govern …

Apr 28

4th Matlhwaring Annual Career Guidance Day

MCD is hosting the 4th Matlhwaring Annual Career Guidance Day. See poster for details. For more information contact Baamogeng Hube on the following details: Mr Baamogeng Hube Chairperson Cell number: 0768291124 Email: or Website: Matlhwaring Community Development Fund

May 1

Worker’s Day

Worker’s Day celebrates the role played by Trade Unions, the Communist Party and other labour movements in the struggle against Apartheid. May Day, as we know it refers to various socialist and labour movement celebrations conducted on 1 May. May Day was born from the industrial struggle for an eight-hour day. The 100th anniversary of May Day was commemorated on 1 May 1986. The South Africanlabour federation Congress of …

May 7

4th Delft Career Exhibition

2015 Western Cape Activator, Asavela Peko, is assembling a nonprofit organisation known as LEMOSA with a special focus on youth development through the length and breath of educational intervention. Therefore, I am approaching you to communicate the upcoming event that we will be hosting with details as follows: 4th Delft Career Exhibition Date: Monday, 7 May 2018 Time: 10h00 …

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