About Mbali Kgame

Mbali Kgame is a Global Citizen contributor based in Johannesburg. She is a journalism graduate from the University of Johannesburg, and has contributed to digital platforms like Design Indaba, and the magazines Ayiba and Live. When not teaching and reading to children as a volunteer in her community, Mbali also enjoys listening to classic hip-hop music and dreaming of becoming a rapper in her next lifetime.

Stories

  1. Feature: How Global Citizens & Activists Spurred a Country to Improve Menstrual Health in Over 5,000 Schools
    FeatureImpactWater & Sanitation

    How Global Citizens & Activists Spurred a Country to Improve Menstrual Health in Over 5,000 Schools

    By Mbali KgameLerato Mogoatlhe  and  Imogen Calderwood|May 28, 2019

    Many students couldn't go to school during their periods. So Global Citizens took action. Read more

  2. Feature: Dieses Schulprojekt gibt Kindern in Südafrika ein Stück Identität
    FeatureEducation

    These 2 Activists Created a ‘Walking Library’ to Empower South African Children

    By Mbali Kgame|May 27, 2019

    “Our continent is deserving peace and justice”, says co-founder Sanele Ntshingana. Read more

  3. Article: These Beautiful Posters Are Helping Make Sure Young South Africans' Voices Are Heard

    These Beautiful Posters Are Helping Make Sure Young South Africans' Voices Are Heard

    By Mbali Kgame|Feb. 18, 2019

    Global Citizen met with the photographer behind them to talk elections, the future, and art. Read more

  4. Article: All the Best Moments from Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg

    All the Best Moments from Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg

    By Mbali Kgame|Dec. 7, 2018

    Beyoncé and JAY-Z, celebrations of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu, and so, so, much more. Read more

  5. Article: South Africa Celebrates 100 Years of Woman of Fortitude, Albertina Sisulu, at Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100

    South Africa Celebrates 100 Years of Woman of Fortitude, Albertina Sisulu, at Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100

    By Mbali Kgame|Dec. 5, 2018

    “We honour and celebrate her legacy of charity.” Read more

  6. Article: The United States Just Announced Its Largest-Ever Single Financial Commitment to Fighting HIV/AIDS
    ImpactHealth

    The United States Just Announced Its Largest-Ever Single Financial Commitment to Fighting HIV/AIDS

    By Mbali Kgame|Dec. 3, 2018

    It announced a historic commitment of $1.2 billion at Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100. Read more

  7. Article: Nigerian Musician D'banj Says It’s on All of Us to End Poverty

    Nigerian Musician D'banj Says It’s on All of Us to End Poverty

    By Mbali Kgame|Nov. 30, 2018

    D’banj is using his music to contribute towards ending poverty. Read more

  8. Article: Dear Madiba by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

    Dear Madiba by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Mbali Kgame|Nov. 28, 2018

    “You made it possible for so many people like me to reject impossibilities." Read more

  9. Article: This Children’s Village Supports Vulnerable Children and Families Across South Africa
    ImpactEducation

    This Children’s Village Supports Vulnerable Children and Families Across South Africa

    By Mbali Kgame|HP Inc.|Nov. 19, 2018

    Staff from HP Inc. headed to the village on Friday for a day of action. Read more

  10. Article: Women Just Silently Stood in Protest During President’s Speech at South Africa’s First Gender Violence Summit

    Women Just Silently Stood in Protest During President’s Speech at South Africa’s First Gender Violence Summit

    By Mbali Kgame|Nov. 1, 2018

    “Gender-based violence is an affront to our shared humanity as South Africans,” said Ramaphosa. Read more