Hannah Moosa

Secretary general, Model United Nations

Hannah Moosa is one of the youngest South Africans involved in politics on a global scale. She is serving as secretary general in the Model United Nations (MUN) � an academic simulation of the UN � while she completes a PhD in international relations and comparative developing politics at the University of Toronto. Moosa began debating in the Model UN when she was in Grade 11, after her team won the KwaZulu-Natal provincial competition in July 2001 and was placed third in the national round. Moosa went on to represent KwaZulu-Natal as a member of the South African delegation at the Model UN Conference held at the UN in New York in 2002. She has also served as a delegate at numerous university level conferences in South Africa, Canada and the United States as well as serving as tutor, trainer, staff member and organiser for various high-school and university-level MUN simulations. � Eamon Allan

Lunch spot: A braai in the Drakensberg