Thabiso Teffo

Community leader

A staunch community worker, Thabiso Teffo's political activism started with the South African Students Congress during his first year as a BCom Law student at the Turfloop campus of the University of the North. Teffo ventured into community upliftment programmes by voluntarily conducting extra lessons for high school learners on weekends and during the university's winter school. The 26-year-old board member of the National Association of People Living with HIV/Aids started raising awareness about the virus as a volunteer in 2005, working with local clinics on community awareness programmes. He also served on the university's Aids committee from 2003 and was selected to represent South Africa at the 15th World Aids conference in Thailand in 2004. Teffo works for the Limpopo Youth Commission as a programme officer and was one of the first local leaders of the ANC to break away and form the Congress of the People. � Mmanaledi Mataboge

Lunch spot: Ocean Basket, Savannah Mall, Polokwane