David's commitment to the struggle grew out of early childhood experiences of rural poverty, apartheid and undemocratic traditional leader- ship. He is a political studies lecturer at Wits, where he is also studying to obtain his PhD. David has published extensively and pre- sented numerous academic and South African Communist Party papers. During his studies at Giyane College he led the South African Students Congress (Sasco) and was presi- dent of the Student Representative Council. In 1996 he was Northern Transvaal provincial chairperson of Sasco, and a year later became national deputy president. In 1998 he was SRC president at Wits and in 1999 was appointed national youth commissioner. He then became the SACP's national political education coordi- nator and youth desk coordinator. From 2003 to 2005 he served as chairperson of the ANC Youth League in Limpopo province. He is the national chairperson of the Young Communist League and a member of the SACP central committee.
Lunch spot: Joe's Butcher, Alexandra, and Busy Corner, Tembisa