Kelly Baloyi is a South African Social Justice activist, feminist, founder of the #16days16poetsZA campaign and co-founder of Girls Leading Change Program.

Kelly recently graduated from the Apolitical Academy Co-founded by Lindiwe Mazibuko aimed at supporting the next generation of ethical and transformational public leaders.

“ I believe women create a healthier political climate and is of utmost importance that women occupy spaces where decisions are made with regards to the future of this country”.

Kelly STU

Kelly is currently an Honors in Gender studies student and researcher for the National Freedom Party.  My work is to restore dignity and hope to ordinary South Africans through empowering teen girls to change the narrative through leadership skills, capacity building, and community-impact projects

Kelly Baloyi

Kelly Baloyi 


“We all have a part to play”