About Thato Mahlangu

Thato Mahlangu is a Global Citizen contractor based in Johannesburg. He’s a journalism student from the Tshwane University of Technology. When he’s not writing, he spends his time listening to jazz, researching history and admiring great works of arts by local artists. Thato has volunteered at various schools, reading to children in IsiZulu and SeTswana.

Stories

  1. Article: This South African Organisation Is Taking Teaching to New and Greater Heights
    Education

    This South African Organisation Is Taking Teaching to New and Greater Heights

    By Thato Mahlangu|Jan. 15, 2019

    It’s working to transform how teachers are trained. Read more

  2. Article: This South African University Has a Food Bank So Students Can Concentrate on Their Studies
    Food & Hunger

    This South African University Has a Food Bank So Students Can Concentrate on Their Studies

    By Thato Mahlangu|Jan. 14, 2019

    Students should only be worrying about assignments. Read more

  3. Article: A New Book About Winnie Mandela Changes Perspectives of Her Controversial Legacy
    Girls & Women

    A New Book About Winnie Mandela Changes Perspectives of Her Controversial Legacy

    By Thato Mahlangu|Dec. 20, 2018

    “The public sphere isn’t safe for women — certainly not women like Winnie.” Read more

  4. Article: A Fellowship Is Empowering Young People in Africa to Carry on Mandela’s Legacy
    Education

    A Fellowship Is Empowering Young People in Africa to Carry on Mandela’s Legacy

    By Thato Mahlangu|Dec. 18, 2018

    “You’re young, you’re talented, optimistic. You’re already showing you can make a difference.” Read more

  5. Article: A Groundbreaking Health Discovery in Pretoria Could See More TB Patients Treated Effectively
    Health

    A Groundbreaking Health Discovery in Pretoria Could See More TB Patients Treated Effectively

    By Thato Mahlangu|Dec. 18, 2018

    "South Africa is ranked as one of the countries with the highest number of people infected with TB." Read more

  6. Article: This South African Organisation Empowers Young Leaders to Challenge Social Issues
    Education

    This South African Organisation Empowers Young Leaders to Challenge Social Issues

    By Thato Mahlangu|Dec. 13, 2018

    Because young people are the key to driving change. Read more

  7. Article: A Huge Fire in Alexandra Has Sparked Outpourings of Support From South Africans
    Citizenship

    A Huge Fire in Alexandra Has Sparked Outpourings of Support From South Africans

    By Thato Mahlangu|Dec. 13, 2018

    The fire destroyed hundreds of homes in one of South Africa's poorest townships. Read more

  8. Article: Tens of Thousands of South Africans Join Together to Walk and Run in Remembrance of Nelson Mandela
    Citizenship

    Tens of Thousands of South Africans Join Together to Walk and Run in Remembrance of Nelson Mandela

    By Thato Mahlangu|Dec. 11, 2018

    The walk is one of the final events in the year that marks 100 years since Mandela’s birth. Read more

  9. Article: These Amazing Activists Just Inspired the Crowd at Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100
    Citizenship

    These Amazing Activists Just Inspired the Crowd at Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100

    By Thato Mahlangu|Dec. 5, 2018

    From gender equality to combating HIV/AIDS, these people are changing the world for the better. Read more

  10. Article: Mandela's Descendants Just Called on South Africa to 'Make Noise to End Extreme Poverty'
    Citizenship

    Mandela's Descendants Just Called on South Africa to 'Make Noise to End Extreme Poverty'

    By Thato MahlanguCarmen Singer  and  Erica Sanchez|Dec. 2, 2018

    "I want to hear you make noise for freedom, for love, and for justice." Read more