About Khanyi Mlaba

Khanyi is a writer and editor at Global Citizen, and is part of our team in South Africa. She's passionate about women's issues and loves catching up on pop culture. In her spare time you'll find her reading a novel or making up a recipe in the kitchen.

Stories

  1. Article: Africa Is Unlikely to Switch to Green Energy by 2030: Study

    Africa Is Unlikely to Switch to Green Energy by 2030: Study

    By Khanyi Mlaba|Jan. 15, 2021

    The continent could be stuck using fossil fuels for decades, according to a new report. Read more

  2. Article: 5 South African Celebrities Tackling Period Poverty

    5 South African Celebrities Tackling Period Poverty

    By Khanyi Mlaba|Jan. 13, 2021

    From Bonang Matheba to Mihlali Ndamase, they’re using their platforms to help make change. Read more

  3. Article: How a Ugandan Boxing Champion Is Empowering Women to Stand Up for Themselves

    How a Ugandan Boxing Champion Is Empowering Women to Stand Up for Themselves

    By Khanyi Mlaba|Jan. 8, 2021

    Baleke’s own experience of assault drove her to become a professional boxer. Read more

  4. Article: Thousands of Children in Kenya Failed to Return to School This Week

    Thousands of Children in Kenya Failed to Return to School This Week

    By Khanyi Mlaba|Jan. 8, 2021

    An estimated 15 million children were expected to return to school following a nine-month closure. Read more

  5. Article: How COVID-19 Testing Has Caused a 'Humanitarian Crisis' at Africa's Busiest Border
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    How COVID-19 Testing Has Caused a 'Humanitarian Crisis' at Africa's Busiest Border

    By Khanyi Mlaba|Jan. 7, 2021

    Fifteen people died over the Christmas period while waiting to enter Zimbabwe. Read more

  6. Article: 5 Heartwarming Things That Made South Africans Smile in 2020

    5 Heartwarming Things That Made South Africans Smile in 2020

    By Khanyi Mlaba|Dec. 23, 2020

    Even amid a global pandemic, South Africans found ways to ease their anxieties. Read more

  7. Article: From #EndSARS to #AmINext: How Young Africans Used Social Media to Drive Change in 2020

    From #EndSARS to #AmINext: How Young Africans Used Social Media to Drive Change in 2020

    By Akindare Okunola  and  Khanyi Mlaba|Dec. 23, 2020

    Africa’s youth have used their voices — and smartphones — to stand up against injustice. Read more

  8. Article: 1 in 5 South Africans Are Living in Extreme Poverty: UN Report

    1 in 5 South Africans Are Living in Extreme Poverty: UN Report

    By Khanyi Mlaba|Dec. 23, 2020

    Meanwhile, the country’s wealthiest 10% own more than half the national income. Read more

  9. Article: Rwanda's Christelle Kwizera Wins 2020 Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award

    Rwanda's Christelle Kwizera Wins 2020 Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award

    By Khanyi Mlaba|Dec. 20, 2020

    Nick Jonas told Kwizera she was the winner in a wonderful surprise video call. Read more

  10. Article: WATCH: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau & Ursula von der Leyen Discuss COVID-19, Climate Change, and More

    WATCH: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau & Ursula von der Leyen Discuss COVID-19, Climate Change, and More

    By Khanyi Mlaba|Dec. 20, 2020

    President von der Leyen won the 2020 Global Citizen Prize for World Leader for her COVID-19 efforts. Read more