SILUMKO RADEBE

Born, bred and living in Soweto, Silumko Khetokuhle Einstein Radebe-Mabona has taken up those issues that have the biggest impact on his community. He currently lives in Pimville, where he mobilises and organises actions by communities to improve basic service delivery by the government. The Anti- Privatisation Forum (APF) is a social movement that fights against any form of privatisation of state assets by the government. The 22 communities with which the APF works are mainly poor and semi-developed and they resist the implementation of what they call the "micro-neo-liberal policy of the government that has lead to a further collapse in the provision of basic service delivery�. He says working for the private sector until 2003 gave him a chance to learn what it meant to be exploited. He decided to become involved in community struggles instead and wants to motivate the youth to become involved in community issues.

LUNCH SPOT:Mnandis, Noordhoek; Backroom, Pimville, Soweto