Youth Voices


February 5, 2019 | Kuyasha Media

August 11, 2019

The 2019 Ambassadors are currently completing the training component of their 6 months with the Africa Matters team. They have completed 3 of their 4 modules (Basic Skills Development, African Leadership and Afri...

August 11, 2019

The 2019 Ambassadors are currently completing the training component of their 6 months with the Africa Matters team. They have completed 3 of their 4 modules (Basic Skills Development, African Leadership and Afri...

July 10, 2019

Sudan’s pro-democracy movement abandoned plans for marches this week, following mutual agreement to a power-sharing deal with the ruling military councils.

The joint military and civilian council will govern Suda...

July 5, 2019

In recent months, a Kenyan task team has recommended that the Kenyan government recognises intersex and transgender individuals in their national census. This follows the government body, the Registrar of Societi...

June 20, 2019

I sat down with our President and Founder, Mr. Odwa Ntsika Mtembu about the importance and impact of youth volunteerism in South Africa. As part of World Merit global, World Merit South Africa is a Non- Profit Or...

May 10, 2019

Anne Sharlene is the project manager for the School Leadership Development Programme (SLDP). 

The SLDP workshop we ran at Beaulieu College on the 9th and 10th of April was just amazing!

The students were not j...

March 11, 2019

UNSG @antonioguterres led a moment of silence to commemorate victims of the aircrash in #Ethiopia at the opening of #CSW63. Ethiopia at the UN and Marc-Andre Blanchard.

Yesterday evening in New York, the sixt...

February 5, 2019

This article was first published by World Merit South Africa. 

It would not be wise to wholly afford the San credit of an egalitarian society, but it must be recognised that it ended with them after the emergence...

December 1, 2018

Christine Juta is an Africa Matters Ambassador from Zimbabwe, a renewable energy enthusiast and African Union International Centre for Women and Girls Education in Africa (AU/CIEFFA) Science, Technology, Engineer...

November 17, 2018

Last Saturday the 10th of November we concluded our first Youth Leadership Development Program in Johannesburg, South Africa. It consisted of three sessions, facilitated by Africa Matters co-founder Farai Mubaiwa...

November 9, 2018

Everyone has a fond throwback story of the games they used to play as children. As a 90s baby, I fondly remember playing various As a 90s baby, I fondly remember playing games like ‘aan-aaan’ (tag) or ‘wesi-wema’...

October 26, 2018

Ianne Currie is a South African teacher and writer with his Masters in African Literature. He teaches at Kitso Ya Boleng which offers the Tertiary Education Preparatory Program.

“The school was established in 2016...

October 13, 2018

A volunteer, mentor, community nurse, peer educator and education ambassador working with communities on Kenya's margins, Agnes' passion is improving understandings of sexual reproductive health and access to hea...

October 9, 2018

YaAdam Fye is a Gambian author and literacy activist. She is co-founder and Managing Director of the Fye Network, an entertainment company that creates African inspired content and promotes education and literacy...

September 28, 2018

Mabel Sithole is a Zimbabwean singer, researcher and development practitioner. She is Program Officer for the Building Bridges program at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance in South Africa, a program...

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We teamed up with Kuyasha Media to photograph Africa Matters Initiative's participation in AFROPUNK 2018's  Activism Row installation. 



Zaida is a research psychology intern at the University of the Western Cape School of Public Health. Her  research interests include race, gender and public health. She is busy completing her Master’s thesis focusing on rape culture and social media.

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Zaida Orth

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Sandiswa is studying toward an MSc in Human Geography at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She enjoys writing about fashion, art, culture, finance and politics - all through a critical black feminist gaze.

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I am a South African writer with my Honours in Political and International Studies. I am interested in Pan-Africanism, international relations, humanism and mental health.

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Nica Cornell

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I'm a passionate human who likes delving into African socio-politics, international organisations and ethics. I currently get lost in writing my poetry collection, reading autobiographies, and serving at World Merit South Africa and GREEN Anglicans Limpopo.

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Ompha Malima

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