The schoolgirl and Pan-African activist took her hopes to a world stage by expressing a necessity for Biden, as future US president, to handle Afrophobia when he comes into energy.
In an interview with CNN’s David Mckenzie on 10 November, Khahliso appeared as a South African consultant amongst three African college students who spoke about what the Democrat’s current election win meant to younger Africans.
The South African interviewed Khahliso to search out out extra about her activism and her must problem what many understand as a rising anti-African sentiment within the US.
WHO IS KHAHLISO MYATAZA?
Hailing from Soweto, the African Management Academy pupil works for the Youth Coverage Committee throughout the South African Institute of Worldwide Affairs, from which she engages different younger individuals in her activism.
“Difficult Afrophobic techniques that exist in our society is one thing I’ve devoted my youth to, ” Khahliso stated.
TEENAGER’S JOURNEY IN ACTIVISM
Khahliso speaks of being moved by an ideology of a united Africa as a driving power to changing into a Pan-African activist.
Having joined the Acutely aware Marketing campaign, an area for open dialogue on social points, Khahliso makes use of this platform to talk out about challenges going through the African continent.
“I began talking up in regards to the erasure of African historical past via an organisation that I’m now the co-chair of.
“The individuals who led it at first, helped me voice my grievances,” Khahliso stated.
Her activism noticed her earn a seat as a panelist within the UN’s youth dialogue, the place she engaged with the United Nations Particular Rapporteur for Well being, Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng.
“I spoke with Dr Tlaleng in regards to the significance of decolonisation throughout the UN’s efforts to assist African international locations be on monitor with the 2030 Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs), ” she stated.
Khahliso needs Biden to rekindle African relations
Khahliso spoke passionately about her Pan-African ideologies with CNN and highlighted a necessity for Biden to rekindle relations with the African continent.
“As an intersectional activist and as a Pan-African, I need to struggle in opposition to any injustice that impacts African individuals,” Myataza informed The South African.
The current US political local weather additionally fuelled racial stress in South Africa, she stated.
“We failed to recollect and recognise the affect that the US has. It has exacerbated the overt racism in South Africa.”
ACTIVIST ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT CLIMATE
Khahliso’s willpower to see optimistic change additionally extends to her engagement with youth local weather actions.
Noting that Biden recognises local weather change as an essential matter, she has extra causes to be hopeful.
“It’s going to be essential for probably the most influential president to imagine in local weather change. It can stress different presidents to meaningfully sort out local weather change.”
YOUNG CHANGE DRIVER’S FUTURE HOPE
As she continues to advertise her Pan-African agenda, Khahliso’s desires of learning within the US have been reignited.
She sees herself spending time within the US during her tertiary research, however that isn’t her solely alternative.
“I’ve been taught to maintain my choices open for potential universities.”
Khahliso added she was additionally open to learning African literature and political science in South Africa, Ghana or Rwanda.