Nkepile Mabuse

Correspondent, CNN

Nkepile Mabuse doesn't like to spend her free time with other journalists. When you are working journalist's hours as the local CNN correspondent, downtime is better spent thinking about things that aren't all news all the time. But Mabuse does love her work. "It's the greatest job in the world,� she says. Based in Johannesburg, Mabuse covers stories around the continent. Before joining CNN, she worked for e.tv as executive producer for Third Degree. Mabuse has won the CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year award and received a merit award in the Vodacom Journalist of the Year award for bright young stars. � Eamon Allan

Lunch spot: Bottega, Parkhurst, Johannesburg