Nicole Fritz

Director, South African Litigation Centre

When a cargo ship packed to the brim with arms destined for Zimbabwe wanted to dock in Durban's harbour, it was Nicole Fritz from the SA Litigation Centre in Braamfontein who made sure that this did not happen. Fritz doesn't punch above her weight � she is a heavyweight. And one with an impressive selection of academic credentials behind her name including a bachelor of arts degree, an LLB, a diploma in international criminal law from Antwerp and a master's degree in law from New York University. This is not a caftan and leather sandal wearing woman, but probably one of the most stylish activist attorneys. In fact, she says, she would love to be the editor of Vogue. � Jane Steinacker

Lunch spot: Moemas, Parktown, Johannesburg