Nyiko Floyd Shivambu

Nyiko's activism began when he was a high school student. Pursuing a political path, he soon grew within the ranks of the ANC Youth League and the South African Students Congress, becoming president of the Stu- dent Representative Council at Wits University in 2004. He now works for the Chris Hani Institute, a post he recently accepted after being national coordinator for policy development and research for the South African Communist Party. Nyiko is also a national committee member of the Young Communist League. After mak- ing a valuable contribution during a merger that led to the forma- tion of the Union of Students in 2006, he was invited by Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo- Ngcuka to be a member of the Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition Joint Task Team. He has made a signi�cant contribu- tion in the programmes to priori- tise and intensify the provision of quality skills, education and expertise.

Lunch spot: Panyaza, Rockville, Soweto