Johannesburg – Isibaya actress Ayanda Borotho’s social activism has secured her a nomination on 2020’s UN’s Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) (under 40) global 100 list. The news was confirmed in a statement sent to the media on Monday.
The nominates celebrates Borotho for her social activism and humanitarian work, through her work with NPC Phatha-Africa.
“When she is not on the set of Isibaya, she is found doing advocacy work. Her passion is to drive social change and awareness to the plight of women through different platforms and partnerships including her active social media platforms and the work carried through Phatha-Africa, an NPC she is a director of,” read the statement.
The organisation’s focus is on inspiring and equipping vulnerable youth, focusing on mentorship and empowerment for young girls and boys. It also facilitates providing food parcels to struggling and underprivileged families during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The actress shared on her Instagram page how many foreign nationals could not get food parcels due to not having legal documents.
Borotho said she wasn’t aware that there were so many people in need of food.