Mdudzi Manana

MP, African National Congress

He's just 25 years old. And that makes Mduduzi Manana South Africa's youngest member of Parliament. His political activism began at the age of 14, when he joined both the Congress of South African Students (Cosas) and the ANC Youth League in his hometown of Ermelo in Mpumalanga. Manana demonstrated his belief in peace and human rights when, in 2003, he joined a group of 33 other South Africans to be human shields in Iraq when the United States invaded the country. Manana was elected to the ANC Youth League's national executive committee last year and sits on the board of its investment arm, Lembede Investment Holdings. He has a BA in political science and sociology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Lunch spot: The Butcher Shop & Grill, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg