Anele Wondo

Branch coordinator, Social Justice Coalition

At just 21 years old, Anel Wondo is the epitome of a young activist. Her initially small voice becomes very powerful when she describes her work. She has already done time with Love Life, the Treatment Action Campaign and Equal Education, where she was involved in youth and community development, career guidance and providing support for people involved in gangs as well as pregnant teenagers. Through her job at the Social Justice Coalition, she has worked closely with Andrew Feinstein, Zackie Achmat and Mamphela Ramphele. Her passion comes from the history classes she took at school. "I learned how democracy is supposed to work, and people don't seem to understand the word,� she says. Next year, Wondo will take her mobilisation skills to UCT, where she intends to study politics and media. � Ilahm Rawoot

Lunch spot: Royale Eatery, Cape Town