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: 'Humans of New York' Creator Is Turning His Lens on the People of Johannesburg
    Citizenship

    'Humans of New York' Creator Is Turning His Lens on the People of Johannesburg

    By Thato Mahlangu|Nov. 12, 2018

    The blog, which has over 20 million social media followers, connects people from all over the world. Read more

  2. Article: How Tragedy Inspired Sello Maake KaNcube to Speak Out Against Gender-Based Violence
    Education

    How Tragedy Inspired Sello Maake KaNcube to Speak Out Against Gender-Based Violence

    By Thato Mahlangu|Nov. 12, 2018

    The actor has five children by five women, before his son died in a car crash. Read more

  3. Article: South Africa's Government Will Spend Millions on Supporting Women and Youth Farmers
    Food & Hunger

    South Africa's Government Will Spend Millions on Supporting Women and Youth Farmers

    By Thato Mahlangu|Nov. 7, 2018

    Women and young people are instrumental in the global fight to end hunger and malnutrition. Read more

  4. Article: This Case Could Revolutionise the Treatment of Transgender Prisoners in South Africa
    Citizenship

    This Case Could Revolutionise the Treatment of Transgender Prisoners in South Africa

    By Thato Mahlangu|Nov. 6, 2018

    Jade September is serving her sentence in a male prison. Read more

  5. Article: These South African Students Have Made the World's First Eco-Friendly Brick Using Human Urine
    Environment

    These South African Students Have Made the World's First Eco-Friendly Brick Using Human Urine

    By Thato Mahlangu|Nov. 6, 2018

    “Urine is liquid gold." Read more

  6. Article: The World's Deadliest Air Pollution Hotspot Is in South Africa
    Health

    The World's Deadliest Air Pollution Hotspot Is in South Africa

    By Thato Mahlangu|Nov. 1, 2018

    “How many people should die before something is done?” Read more

  7. Article: Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba Just Joined Young People to Help Clean Up the City
    Environment

    Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba Just Joined Young People to Help Clean Up the City

    By Thato Mahlangu|Oct. 30, 2018

    “This environment is about your future.” Read more

  8. Article: These 2 Women Are Using Dolls to Help African Girls Love Their Own Look
    Girls & Women

    These 2 Women Are Using Dolls to Help African Girls Love Their Own Look

    By Thato Mahlangu|Oct. 23, 2018

    Khulile Vilakazi-Ofosu’s 3-year-old daughter wanted long, blonde hair. Read more

  9. Article: Unique Voices From Across Africa Just Gathered in Zambia to Combat Hunger and Malnutrition
    AdvocacyFood & Hunger

    Unique Voices From Across Africa Just Gathered in Zambia to Combat Hunger and Malnutrition

    By Thato Mahlangu|Oct. 17, 2018

    Global Citizen brought together musicians, sports stars, advocates, and activists in Lusaka. Read more

  10. Article: This Group of People Walked From Pretoria to Cape Town for a Brilliant Reason
    Health

    This Group of People Walked From Pretoria to Cape Town for a Brilliant Reason

    By Thato Mahlangu|Oct. 12, 2018

    Crazy for Walking is using walking to destigmatise mental illness in South Africa. Read more