About Hlumelo Siphe Williams

Hlumelo Siphe Williams is a Global Citizen contributor based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Writing is a big part of her life and she has written for a number of blogs, magazines, and other online platforms. Hlumelo spends her time reading, writing, and making great memories with family and friends. She is particularly interested in gender, and youth education.

Stories

  1. Article: Oprah Winfrey to Global Citizens: 'We’re All the Better Because Nelson Mandela Lived'

    Oprah Winfrey to Global Citizens: 'We’re All the Better Because Nelson Mandela Lived'

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Dec. 19, 2018

    The speech inspired people around the world. Read more

  2. Article: The 'Conscience of the US Congress' Says the Time Is Now to Keep Foreign Aid Strong

    The 'Conscience of the US Congress' Says the Time Is Now to Keep Foreign Aid Strong

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Dec. 5, 2018

    “We have come a long way, but the Caucus continues fighting every single day for the marginalized." Read more

  3. Article: 9 of Our Favorite Quotes From Mandela 100 Host Trevor Noah

    9 of Our Favorite Quotes From Mandela 100 Host Trevor Noah

    By Erica SanchezHlumelo Siphe Williams  and  Julie Ngalle|Dec. 2, 2018

    The South African comedian is back in Johannesburg! Read more

  4. Article: Meet Rapper Sho Madjozi, Who Is Taking Tsonga Culture Mainstream

    Meet Rapper Sho Madjozi, Who Is Taking Tsonga Culture Mainstream

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Nov. 30, 2018

    The 26-year-old rapper is finding ways to be true to herself and her heritage to encourage others. Read more

  5. Article: Nigerian Model Is Challenging Tribal Marking Stereotypes

    Nigerian Model Is Challenging Tribal Marking Stereotypes

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams  and  Carmen Singer|Oct. 31, 2018

    Nigerian Adetutu Alabi has been teased her whole life for her markings — now she’s fighting back. Read more

  6. Article: This 23-Year-Old Activist Is Inspiring Other Young People in Zambia to 'Take the Nation Forward'

    This 23-Year-Old Activist Is Inspiring Other Young People in Zambia to 'Take the Nation Forward'

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Oct. 26, 2018

    Maxwell Mumba has been working to drive change since school, and now he’s making his fight global. Read more

  7. Article: South African Women Are Using Menstrual Cups to Change the World

    South African Women Are Using Menstrual Cups to Change the World

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Oct. 25, 2018

    In Africa, 1 in 10 girls are having their education interrupted because of their periods. Read more

  8. Article: What Is the Spirit of Ubuntu? How Can We Have It in Our Lives?

    What Is the Spirit of Ubuntu? How Can We Have It in Our Lives?

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Oct. 19, 2018

    We all have a lot to learn from this beautiful southern African philosophy. Read more

  9. Article: This Organisation Makes Dreams Come True for Children With Life-Threatening Illnesses in South Africa
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    This Organisation Makes Dreams Come True for Children With Life-Threatening Illnesses in South Africa

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Oct. 19, 2018

    Thousands of children’s dreams have already become reality — and there’s a lot more to come. Read more

  10. Article: Pop-Up Clinic Brings Healthcare to Underserved South Africans
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    Pop-Up Clinic Brings Healthcare to Underserved South Africans

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Oct. 9, 2018

    Its four young creators wanted to make a difference in their communities. Read more