Lindiwe Mazibuko

MP, Democratic Alliance

The first time Lindiwe Mazibuko gave serious thought to politics was when she was writing a dissertation for her political communication honours degree at the University of Cape Town. DA leader Helen Zille's tenure as mayor of Cape Town as well as the party's policies and programmes were part of Mazibuko's research in 2007. Straight after university, she started working for the party. Two years later, the 28-year-old is now one of the newest members of Parliament and doubles as the party's national media liaison officer. Although she is new to the political game, she has been tasked with defending the party's policies. � Mmanaledi Mataboge

Lunch spot: Willoughby & Co., W&A Waterfront