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Call to promote mental health awareness among youth

Call to promote mental health awareness among youth

by Ntombi Mtolo, Youth Activator, ACTIVATE! Change Drivers There is a silent pandemic that needs an intervention – that of deteriorating mental health among our young people after the hardship and stress caused by the pandemic, as well as the increasing social...

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Youth Taking Action to Combat GBVF In South Africa

Youth Taking Action to Combat GBVF In South Africa

by Tebelelo Lentsoane, ACTIVATE! Change Drivers National plans by government and civil society to combat the scourge of GBVF, must not ignore the vulnerable and marginalised groups on the periphery, including LGBTQI, sex workers, the disabled, and youth. The issue of...

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South African Youth Are Creating Their Own Narrative

South African Youth Are Creating Their Own Narrative

By Selokela Molamodi, Activator and conversationalist, Activate Change Drivers Youth culture is one of the fastest growing cultures globally. Whether it is music, fashion, language or even business, young people across the world are making their voices heard and their...

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South African Youth Are Creating Their Own Narrative

Our Heritage: A story Tradition and Transition

By Selokela Molamodi, Activator and conversationalist, Activate Change Drivers It is true that change is good and it takes time. The same can be said of tradition, but tradition also tracks and reflects time, casting our memories in stone. Heritage Day is one of the...

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Our Heritage: Equipping and Empowering South African Youth

Our Heritage: Equipping and Empowering South African Youth

By Tlotliso Innocent May, Activate Change Drivers At the start our goal was straight forward – to equip young people who would further equip other young people and create a change that is backed by an interconnected network of young and able minded people who seek to...

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NGO Obligations in South Africa

NGO Obligations in South Africa

All registered NPOs must comply with the requirements of sections 16-23 of the Act. The main requirements are to submit reports and inform the Directorate of any changes within the NPO. The specifics are set out below. The Documentation of the NPO (section 16 & 17...

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4 Major Challenges NGOs Face

4 Major Challenges NGOs Face

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are organizations known to support and act on various causes. These causes differ based on the focus areas NGOs have. Each NGO is unique from each other. The likelihood of NGOs having the same focus area may be high, but their...

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South African Youth Are Creating Their Own Narrative

South African Women Are Strong Warriors

By Selokela Molamodi, Activator and Conversationalist at Activate Change Drivers This year’s Women’s Day marked 66 years since more than 20 000 brave women marched on the Union Buildings against the pass laws. Since then, every year we commemorate the various strides...

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The Quinton Van Der Burgh Foundation Press Release

The Quinton Van Der Burgh Foundation Press Release

26 May 2022   The Quinton Van Der Burgh Foundation aims to feed 2 500 disenfranchised families from the Middleburg and surrounding areas, over the next three months   Focusing on the plight of 2 500 workers retrenched from the Optimum coal mine, The Quinton...

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10 Tips on how to get your CV noticed

10 Tips on how to get your CV noticed

Applying for jobs is easy, the hard part is continuing to apply and not receiving any response. It is important to learn how to get your CV noticed and in this blog post we cover that: (YOU CAN NOW POST YOUR QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS IN THE COMMENT SECTION...

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Ensuring resilience in the face of rising unemployment

Ensuring resilience in the face of rising unemployment

One in three South Africans are currently without a job, as the country battles its highest unemployment rate since 2008. Things could get worse, with new data from Stats SA suggesting that, by the third quarter, the number of jobless people could reach eight million....

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10 Motivational Quotes for Job Seekers

10 Motivational Quotes for Job Seekers

#MotivationMonday - today's lesson is to never give up, your breakthrough is near. In the month of June Mr Lekau Sehoana, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Drip Footwear posted on LinkedIn his story - A screenshot of the post has been included. He mentioned...

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I want to help #RebuildSA, where do I go?

I want to help #RebuildSA, where do I go?

South Africans are taking to social media to start or join groups to begin cleaning up and rebuilding towns affected by the violence and looting seen across the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in the past few days. The outpouring of concern by ordinary South...

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12 Tips for Job Searching during a pandemic

12 Tips for Job Searching during a pandemic

The South African economy has slowed down due to the pandemic and the latest unrest, but we’re now more than ever encouraging our job seekers to keep going as organisations are still hiring! The logic is simple: The most secure jobs right now are in the professional...

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How to avoid online job scams

How to avoid online job scams

The number of job seekers who search online for employment opportunities has risen. Unfortunately, with this trend comes the opportunity for criminals to exploit job seekers with fake job offers as a way to extract personal information and bank details. Leonardo de...

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How to secure a job with an NGO

How to secure a job with an NGO

Working in development is an attractive option for people around the world. The sector has grown significantly over the past two decades as organisations have become larger, more sophisticated and increasingly professionalised. Working for an NGO provides an...

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The benefit of social media for organisations

The benefit of social media for organisations

On the morning of the 31st of May 2021, NGOConnectSA team visited a Non-profit daycare centre in Ivory Park, Gauteng to get information on their needs and to also educate them about the Internet Space considering the era we are entering into as a nation. When we...

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How to start an NPO

How to start an NPO

An “NPO” stands for Non-Profit Organisation. It is also known as a non-business entity or non-profit institution. It is a legal entity organized and operated for a collective, public or social benefit, in contrast with an entity that operates as a business aiming to...

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Jeans on a Friday – The importance of Workplace Culture

Jeans on a Friday – The importance of Workplace Culture

Workplace culture is the environment that you create for your employees. It plays a powerful role in determining their work satisfaction, relationships and progression. Every organisation poses a workplace culture that will naturally form and sometimes to the...

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Tips on securing a job straight out of Varsity

Tips on securing a job straight out of Varsity

Getting a job with just a certificate and no experience can be tough. It is possible but requires you to be extraordinary and determined. Some doors will be slammed in your face but keep your eyes on the price because your breakthrough is not far off. Here are 7 tips...

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