Young white South Africans…where are you?

In 2013 Janet Jobson, who is driving our leadership development portfolio, wrote an article under the heading “Young white South Africans…where are you?” which was published on Mail and Guardian’s Thought Leader website in March (read it here).  In the article Janet reflects on the challenges that Activate!, “a programme that supports a diverse network of […]

Update on Activate!

In January 2012 an ambitious new programme – Activate! Leadership for Public Innovation – was launched with the aim of building a network of young leaders from across the poles of South Africa that could collectively tackle South Africa’s biggest challenges. Last year 182 Activators completed the intensive residential component of the programme and are […]

Experiencing Activate!

I dream that Mount Frere will produce the top performing matriculants in the country and all its schools will achieve a 100% matric pass rate. Those of you who know Mount Frere know just how big my dream is, but for those of you who don’t here are the facts: lowest matric pass rate (47.2%) […]

Exploring the factors that stimulate agency

In this learning brief Lucca Leadership South Africa looks at the factors that awaken and develop agency – the drive within an individual, organisation or community to make a difference that uplifts others around them in order to make the world a better place for all. They consider the key factors and barriers to creating […]

Activate! Project and Ideas Catalogue

2012 is the first year of the Activate!, public innovation and leadership incubator. Working with young South Africans it aims to build a critical mass of think-out-of-the-box trendsetters who have the skills, sense of self, and spark to reshape South African society and meet its toughest challenges.   This year the Activators embarked on a […]

TSiBA’s Leadership Development Perspectives: Patmanathan Pillai, Founder and CEO, Life college group, Ashoka fellow

By Karen Le Roux, based on an interview by Anna Morris With the view that “consciousness, mentality, mindset and attitude are elements that shape one’s self-concept and ultimately one’s behaviour, character and approach to life,” entrepreneur and committed social activist Patmanathan Pillai has embarked on a sustainable social business model that has his personal mantra […]