100 Young Mandelas: Activist helps Africa’s ‘last remaining colony’

100 Young Mandelas: Activist helps Africa’s ‘last remaining colony’

- Catherine Constantinides is a human rights activist

- She has recently focused on Western Sahara, which she calls Africa's last colony

- She has been named in the #100YoungMandelas list

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Catherine Constantinides, a human rights activist and former Miss Earth South Africa, has been named in the prestigious #100YoungMandelas list.

News24 nominated Catherine in the "Compassion" category as part of the centenary celebrations of Nelson Mandela's birthday, Briefly.co.za learned.

She has recently focused her activism on the issue of Western Sahara, which she refers to as "the last remaining colony Africa."

Catherine has visited Western Sahara's refugee camps several times and criticised Morocco's government for its actions in the area.

The 34-year-old activist is also the founder of Generation Earth, through which she drives her environmental awareness campaigns.

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Catherine has also served as an Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow and a Mandela Washington Fellow. She was similarly involved in the Young African Leaders Initiative.

Replying to News24's announcement on Twitter, Catherine said the nomination "humbled and honoured" her.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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