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

    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

  2. Article: This Inspirational Musician Has Been Teaching Soweto’s Children for Over 30 Years
    Citizenship

    This Inspirational Musician Has Been Teaching Soweto’s Children for Over 30 Years

    By Mbali Kgame|Oct. 26, 2018

    "I feel I need to do it to touch a child’s life and make them smile." Read more

  3. Article: These South African Clinics Just Offered Free HIV Tests to Help Spread Awareness
    ImpactHealth

    These South African Clinics Just Offered Free HIV Tests to Help Spread Awareness

    By Mbali Kgame|Oct. 19, 2018

    Global Citizen joined forces with Unjani Clinics to educate young people about sexual health. Read more

  4. Article: Some Inspirational Women Just Spoke About Gender Equality in Pretoria — and We Can All Learn a Lot
    AdvocacyGirls & Women

    Some Inspirational Women Just Spoke About Gender Equality in Pretoria — and We Can All Learn a Lot

    By Mbali Kgame|Oct. 15, 2018

    Activists, government, influencers, and NGOs joined together for our #SheIsEqual campaign. Read more

  5. Article: This Activity Book Teaches African Children About Themselves, Their History, and Their Reality
    Education

    This Activity Book Teaches African Children About Themselves, Their History, and Their Reality

    By Mbali Kgame|Oct. 11, 2018

    South African entrepreneur Khulani Sikhosana wants to use equal representation to drive change. Read more

  6. Article: This Trailblazing South African Pilot Is Now Working to Get Girls Into Science
    Girls & Women

    This Trailblazing South African Pilot Is Now Working to Get Girls Into Science

    By Mbali Kgame|Oct. 11, 2018

    Refilwe Ledwaba is first black woman to fly for the South African Police Services. Read more

  7. Article: This Amazing Solar-Powered Cinema Is Sharing South Africa's Stories
    Citizenship

    This Amazing Solar-Powered Cinema Is Sharing South Africa's Stories

    By Mbali Kgame|Sept. 27, 2018

    Films spark debate and shape culture — and this cinema is bringing them to everyone. Read more

  8. Article: South African President Ramaphosa Honours Nelson Mandela In His Debut UN Speech
    Citizenship

    South African President Ramaphosa Honours Nelson Mandela In His Debut UN Speech

    By Mbali Kgame|Sept. 26, 2018

    A statue of Mandela, South Africa’s first democratic president, was also unveiled this week. Read more

  9. Article: A Former Child Orphan Just Joined With the UN to Empower and Educate Girls in South Africa
    Girls & Women

    A Former Child Orphan Just Joined With the UN to Empower and Educate Girls in South Africa

    By Mbali Kgame|Sept. 25, 2018

    Sibulele Sibaca was orphaned at 16 by HIV — so she launched a foundation to support other girls. Read more

  10. Article: 5 South African Women Who Are Using Plastic to Drive Change in Their Communities
    Environment

    5 South African Women Who Are Using Plastic to Drive Change in Their Communities

    By Mbali Kgame|Sept. 14, 2018

    Waste doesn’t have to be rubbish! It can change people’s lives. Read more