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ABOUT LIVITY AFRICA

We believe that if society is truly going to change, then young people must lead the change themselves. We believe in young people going out into the world and turning it on its head.

We exist to work with young people and for young people; to harness and accelerate their ability to create their own sustainable livelihoods – with a voice, a living and freedom to be their best selves.

Our digital platforms amplify authentic youth voices to drive a new narrative of what it means to be a young person on a changing continent. Our digital campaigns and youth engagement programmes are co-created to deliver genuine opportunity for young people to create their own sustainable futures.

OUR WORK

*Want to see what we’re made of? Click on the logos below to find out more.

The digital economy is growing fast in Africa, and the demand for skills and talent is soaring. We created Digify to tap into and harness the potential of young people, as well as connect them with opportunities which accelerate their ability to create their own sustainable livelihoods.

Digify Africa is a fast-growing, continent wide community of young digital hustlers. Launched in South Africa in 2014 (Nigeria and Kenya in 2016), our network of expert trainers deliver practical learning experiences that lead directly to in-demand jobs in the digital economy or help launch small enterprises.

Digify Pro is a 10 week digital marketing bootcamp with a 100% success rate of placing trainees into full time work – attracting young digital talent and matching it with agencies and employers.

Digify Bytes delivers short, sharp introductory digital skills sessions led by young experts.

Digifyafrica.com is Africa’s most exciting digital community and the online hub of everything Digify. As well as offering a window into the continent’s best and brightest in digital, it is also rolling out interactive learning resources and opportunities designed for young people anywhere in Africa to use.

Digify Africa is delivered in partnership with Google, The Rockefeller Foundation, British Council and Absa.

Livemag.co.za is the platform that launched Livity Africa in 2011. A nationwide youth-run media channel covering fashion, art, culture, music, politics, lifestyle, relationships, career advice, and events… always delivered in a tone that is authentic and relevant, because the content is produced by a team of 18-25 year olds working closely with SA’s hottest young professional writers and creatives.

Through ongoing mentoring and professional development, contributors receive an intensive on-the-job learning experience in digital content creation. Every three months, up to 40 young people are recruited to run the channel with the aim of connecting them with employment or entrepreneurship opportunities in the creative industries.

Live Magazine funders and sponsors have included the Shuttleworth Foundation, the DG Murray Trust and the British Council, and brand sponsors including Mr Price, Chicken Licken, Pick n Pay, Puma, J&J and Legit.

VIP is a campaign that encourages young people to vote and become active agents in their democracy. Through digital engagement, interactive events, interventions in parliament, and activations across South Africa in a co-ordinated ongoing campaign, our network of young people not only report on how SA’s democracy functions, but also advocate for youth interests and issues. Our first major issue to gain traction has created pressure on government around free sanitary pads for girls LINK.

Viplive.co.za: In 2016, the VIP team are delivering a collaborative engagement campaign, #2X, around the local elections – driving representation and debate aimed at ultimately increasing the level of youth participation and voting.

VIP is delivered with ongoing support from the Omidyar Network, Making All Voices Count, the Raith Foundation and the Indigo Trust.

OUR WORK

Digify Africa logo

The digital economy is growing fast in Africa and the demand for skills and talent is soaring. We created Digify to tap into and harness the potential of young people, as well as connect them with opportunities to make a good living.

Digify Africa is a fast-growing, continent wide community of young digital hustlers. Launched in South Africa in 2014 (and in Nigeria and Kenya in 2016), our network of expert trainers deliver practical learning experiences that lead directly to in-demand jobs in the digital economy, or help launch small enterprises.

Digify Pro is a 10-week digital marketing bootcamp with a 100% success rate of placing trainees into full time work – attracting young digital talent and matching it with agencies and employers.

Digify Bytes delivers short, sharp introductory digital skills sessions led by young experts.

Digifyafrica.com is Africa’s most exciting digital community and the online hub of everything Digify. As well as offering a window into the continent’s best and brightest in digital, it is also rolling out interactive learning resources and opportunities designed for young people anywhere in Africa to use.

Digify Africa is delivered in partnership with Google, the Rockefeller Foundation, the British Council and Absa.

Live SA logo

Livemag.co.za is the platform that launched Livity Africa in 2011. A nationwide youth-run media channel covering fashion, art, culture, music, politics, lifestyle, relationships, career advice, and events… always delivered in a tone that is authentic and relevant, because the content is produced by a team of 18-25 year olds working closely with SA’s hottest young professional writers and creatives.

Through ongoing mentoring and professional development, contributors receive an intensive on-the-job learning experience in digital content creation. Every three months, up to 40 young people are recruited to run the channel with the aim of connecting them with employment or entrepreneurship opportunities in the creative industries.

Live Magazine funders and sponsors have included the Shuttleworth Foundation, the DG Murray Trust and the British Council, and brand sponsors including Mr Price, Chicken Licken, Pick n Pay, Puma, J&J and Legit.

VIP logo

VIP is a campaign that encourages young people to vote and become active agents in their democracy. Through digital engagement, interactive events, interventions in parliament, and activations across South Africa in a co-ordinated ongoing campaign, our network of young people not only report on how SA’s democracy functions, but also advocate for youth interests and issues. Our first major issue to gain traction has created pressure on government around free sanitary pads for girls LINK.

Viplive.co.za: In 2016, the VIP team are delivering a collaborative engagement campaign, #2X, around the local elections – driving representation and debateaimed at ultimately increasing the level of youth participation and voting.

VIP is delivered with ongoing support from the Omidyar Network, Making All Voices Count, the Raith Foundation and the Indigo Trust.

WORK WITH US

We do digital. We do content. We do training. We do talent. We build campaigns and communities, and assist clients and funders reach their objectives, by leveraging our own tried-and-tested programmes and platforms.

If you need ideas, insights, campaigns, training and skills programmes developed for your business, then we’d like to work with you.

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Strategy & co-creation

Youth-orientated engagement and insights, brand, communication, campaign, content and digital strategies.

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Digital Marketing

Analytics, web design and portal development,
SEO and social media.

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Creative

Ideation, art direction and design.

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Activations

Various goal-orientated, tailormade events.

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TRAINING

From digital marketing to content creation.

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Content

Editorial, custom publishing, photography
and video.

CASE STUDIES

We work with amazing partners on exciting projects that focus on youth engagement and social impact.

MEET OUR TEAM

These are the crazy, amazing, fantastic, ground-breaking, young people that make Livity Africa what it is.

MEET OUR TEAM

These are the crazy, amazing, fantastic, ground-breaking, young people that make Livity Africa what it is.

BLOG: LIVITY AFRICA DIARIES

Here’s a look at what we get up to in and out of the office.

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Rad Grads Alumni Meet and Greet

Gabriela Mc Gowan September 28 / 2016

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Behind The Scenes
Live SA videos on catcalling, sex & skating in Jozi

Gabriela Mc Gowan September 02 / 2016

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Live Mag stories

livity August 12 / 2015

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HOW TO FIND US

Give us a call or pop in for a cup of coffee.

CONTACT US

Johannesburg

73 Juta Street

4th Floor

Braamfontein

+27 11 028 7487

Cape Town

Unit 1, The Stockyard

3 Ravenscraig Road

Woodstock

+27 21 007 2077

EMAIL US

speaktous@livityafrica.com

CONTACT US

Johannesburg

73 Juta Street

4th Floor

Braamfontein

+27 11 028 7487

Cape Town

Unit 1, The Stockyard

3 Ravenscraig Road

Woodstock

+27 21 007 2077

EMAIL US

speaktous@livityafrica.com

Our Partners

TheRockefellerFoundation
RedBullAmaphiko
OmidyarNetwork
People'sAssembly
MrPrice
Google
ConnectZA
BritishCouncil
Airlink