Ndivhuwo Luruli

Lunch spot: La Rustica, Houghton, Johannesburg

Nothing is impossible for Ndivhuwo Luruli. Born in a rural area in Limpopo, she is a firm believer you can do anything � if you want it bad enough. Luruli studied her BSc in Conservation Ecology at Stellenbosch University. And with a personality thriving on a challenge, she not only passed it with distinction but also went on to get a master's degree (cum laude). Investigating the large and smallscale distribution of the invasive Argentine ant in South Africa, her love of research led her to the National Research Foundation before being appointed, at the age of 27, a deputy director in the department of education. � Liesl Venter

Lunch spot: Doppio Zero, Rosebank, Johannesburg