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Youth educators received treatment after food poisoning at training camp

Fifty people (42 youth volunteers who are peer motivators in the groundBREAKER programme and eight loveLife staff trainers) have fallen ill after eating contaminated food at a training programme in the Free State for loveLife’s 2016 groundBREAKER (youth peer educator) recruits and all have received treatment. The groundBREAKERs are from the Free State and Northern Cape.


Youth peer motivation and education draws on the credibility that young people have with their peers, leverages the power of role modelling and provides flexibility in meeting the diverse needs of today’s youth. loveLife’s groundBREAKER programme is based on this understanding and training for the 2016 groundBREAKER cohort is rolling out throughout South Africa.

Developing Young Entrepreneurs One Bootcamp at a Time

In order to make a dent on South Africa’s massive youth unemployment, focussed and sustainable interventions are required. To do just that, youth leadership development organisation, loveLife is doing it one bootcamp at a time as part of Business for Social Change – a 12-month entrepreneurship development programme.

loveLife’s new Board Chairperson

loveLife’s new Board Chairperson Moss Mashishi is a super successful businessman with his heart firmly rooted in youth development. Thandiwe McCloy caught up with him to bring you this Q and A. In Mashishi, the loveLife Board has a strong and visionary leader. Here you can read a little about his upbringing, passions and what he has to say about heading our board.

#Toetsa – Know your HIV status

The Toetsa campaign will be broadcast in the nine South African official languages on SABC radio stations and on over 20 community radio stations across South Africa and it will include public service announcements with the voices of high profile personalities including Amanda du-Pont, Clement Maosa, Cornet Mamabolo, Tshepo Maseko, Presley Chweneyagae and Pearl Thusi among others.

loveLife Urges Youth to Count Themselves in on the Fight Against Violence

A non-violent South Africa requires a united effort. During this 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, loveLife, South Africa’s youth leadership development organisation, aligns itself with the Department of Social Development’s “COUNT ME IN: TOGETHER MOVING A NON-VIOLENT SOUTH AFRICA FORWARD” theme.

loveLife kicks off special intervention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons

Although many in society embrace the rights of all people, providing appropriate services and responses to marginalised sections of the community sometimes proves difficult. loveLife, South Africa’s national youth leadership development organisation, is taking steps to better cater to the LGBTI community this Pride season by implementing a sensitisation and maintstreaming programme that educates staff about LGBTI issues.

loveLife’s UNCUT Puts the Spotlight on Gender-Based Violence this Women’s Month

With the focus on women in August, loveLife, South Africa’s national youth leadership development organisation, has released a special online edition of its cutting-edge youth magazine, UNCUT, to raise awareness on gender-based violence (GBV). The edition is a collection of powerful stories unearthed through its GBV project with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

I am young and you will hear my voice!

As South Africa continues to tackle xenophobia, young people will be given a voice to express their thoughts, observations and recommendations at a formal event, the Youth Dialogue on Xenophobia on Thursday, 11 June to discuss recent events involving xenophobic violence.

loveLife Honours 16 Young South Africans

There is no denying that multi award-winning rapper Cassper Nyovest is the coolest kid on the block right now; this is why he is one of 16 young South Africans selected for loveLife’s annual “16 Young South Africans who are Just WOW!”

loveLife Takes Steps to Tackle Xenophobia

loveLife Trust, South Africa’s national Youth Leadership Development organisation is saddened by violent attacks on foreign nationals living in South Africa. loveLife condemns the violent attacks on foreign nationals that have erupted in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal and elsewhere in South Africa.


Philasande Makhenke, a loveLife groundBREAKER (peer motivator and community mobiliser) who is part of the organisation’s Media Ys programme, was arrested today for filming potholes on the R61 main road in Bizana, Eastern Cape. He was on his way to the Bizana Y-Centre when the incident happened.