Ebrahim Fakir

Political commentator

Ebrahim Fakir heads a research programme that focuses on political parties, local government, Parliament and institutions that protect democracy at the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa. He has researched politics for the Institute for Democracy in South Africa and the Centre for Policy Studies. He's read for a degree in English Literature (BA Hons) at the University of the Witwatersrand and during his time there he served on the South African National Students Congress, the Muslim Students Association and the Wits Student newspaper. Fakir was also a visiting fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. � Mmanaledi Mataboge

Lunch spot: The Ant, Melville, Johannesburg