Zwelethu Jolobe

Political scientist

Zwelethu Jolobe is known for providing an analytical voice on the country's political happenings for the media. He completed a master's degree in international relations at the University of Cape Town (UCT) with distinction. His fascination with the different and often complex ways in which power relations in society manifest, was key to his choice of political science. Jolobe started his career as a policy researcher for the Centre for Development and Enterprise, a policy think tank in Johannesburg, before taking the academic route and specialising in the area of comparative politics. At 31, he is a PhD candidate in political science at UCT and his thesis focuses on the theory of political negotiations. � Mmanaledi Mataboge

Lunch spot: Ocean Basket, Cape Town CBD