Dirk Hermann

Dirk is the deputy general secretary of Solidarity and is regarded as one of South Africa's experts on the subject of affirmative action. His second book, Die Keiser is Kaal (The Naked Emperor), was released in 2007. He is a regular guest speaker at local and interna- tional conferences on the topic of affirmative action and other labour- related issues. Dirk is also the director of the Solidarity Helping Hand Fund, which spends millions every year to combat poverty and help young people to build careers.

Lunch spot: Die Werf, Pretoria