Zoleka Mandela: Feminist Voice in Transport 2023

The South African writer and granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, Zoleka Mandela became a road safety activist following the death of her 13-year-old daughter Zenani in a car crash hours after her birthday in 2010. At the forefront of worldwide campaigns for road safety, she believes it is wholly unacceptable that road traffic injuries are the leading killer of young people globally. She is a United Nations Global Ambassador on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and the FIA Foundation’s Ambassador for its Child Health Initiative. The Zoleka Mandela Foundation also supports accelerated cancer research and breast cancer awareness.