woke adj. [attr. and pred.] (informal)
(a) aware of, informed about, aware of and (highly) sensitive to racial prejudice, racial hatred, discrimination, (any form of) social injustice; awake; socially conscious; consciously empathetic: ›By using the so-called correct words and designations, the PC believe that it makes them better and more “woke". "Woke", for those who have wondered, means to be socially aware. You are so aware, you almost never sleep (Mercy Kannemeyer (translated), Vrye Weekblad, 14 June 2019). (b) (also) aware of things that threaten man's natural environment and the earth: ›That's why I still think that a general BA degree in two years' time should be a requirement for all students, during which they learn to [ …] find technological solutions to everyday problems, and during which they learn to develop “woke” arguments about climate change, smart cities and high-speed trains (Jonathan Jansen, Vrye Weekblad, 28 June 2019).
– Woordeboek van Afrikaans Vandag
Keep abreast of. Stay informed. Op (die) hoogte bly.
– Pharos, Spreekwoorde en waar hulle vandaan kom
The origin of "woke":
African-American variant of woken or awake.
─ Woordeboek van Afrikaans Vandag