Andile Lungisa

Deputy president, ANC Youth League

Having entered politics at 14 through the South African Students Congress, Andile Lungisa credits the discipline and experience he learned there for the position he now occupies as deputy president of the ANC Youth League. One of the country's most stylish politicians, the 30-year-old demonstrated his organisational skills when he founded an ANC Youth League branch in City Central, in the western suburbs of Port Elizabeth. Lungisa describes himself as a free thinker and being a playwright and a poet allows him space to express himself outside the political platform. Lungisa takes to heart matters that affect the lives of young people such as HIV/Aids and makes his contribution by organising Aids benefit concerts to raise awareness about the disease. He was recently appointed chairperson of the board of the new National Youth Development Agency, which seeks to advance youth development in the country. � Mmanaledi Mataboge

Lunch spot: Makhosini, Green Point, Cape Town