Activate is an independent student newspaper serving the community of Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. It was established in 1947 as Rhodeo, and during apartheid became an active part of the struggle for freedom of expression as part of the now defunct South African Student Press Union. These days, Activate is committed to informing students about issues relevant to their lives, both on campus and around the African continent. We also seek to entertain our readers with lively reporting and commentary.
Activate is run entirely by a team of students, and students who are members of the Activate society write, sub-edit, design, take photos and market the paper in various teams. The newspaper appears every second week during Rhodes University terms.