At just 20 years old, Mlondi Mkhize is studying public relations and communication sciences at Durban University of Technology, working at the Ugu Youth Radio station as a content producer, and is a human rights activist in his township, Gamalakhe. His social activism centres on issues in his community, including mental health, rape and gender-based violence, LGBTIQ+ issues and poverty. Through his work, he creates safe spaces where young people can discuss their collective experiences, expand awareness within the community and gain a better understanding of the complexity of their issues. They can then create programmes and projects to make their community safer, more progressive and more inclusive. Some of the projects he has already initiated include uniform and sanitary towel drives, and the first LGBTIQ+ dialogue to be held in his township. He hopes to encourage others to be more active around issues that affect them and their communities.
Seek truth and significance over success.