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Activate Media

Activate Media at Rhodes University


Region: Makhanda / Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

Social media: 8,400+ followers

Activate Media is the new website for Activate, which was once the official student newspaper at Rhodes University in Makhanda / Grahamstown. The website is updated frequently and has long since taken over from the print publication as the primary news source.

Advertisers can use the student website site for web banners and social media posts.

Following some understandable disruption during the “lockdown years”, it is once again updated frequently and enjoys growing social media support.

Social media profiles:

*As of May 2024

The website had a rebranding and domain name change from in 2019. It also features content in isiXhosa, reflecting its position as a community news source in the Eastern Cape.

In it’s earlier incarnation it used to produce a regular student newspaper, with the last edition coming out in 2015.

You can view old archive PDFs of the newspaper on Issuu at:

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