Lebogang Maile

Member, Gauteng Provincial Legislature

Lebogang Maile's political career was dealt a major blow in 2008
when he lost the contest for the position of deputy president
of the ANC Youth League. But it's too early to write the 31-year-old
off. He could still become one of the major players in South African
politics in the near future.
Maile is planning a comeback as chairman of the ANC Youth
League in Gauteng, where he previously served as provincial
secretary.
A close ally of former Gauteng premier and deputy minister
of arts and culture Paul Mashatile, he rose to prominence in 1995
when he was elected president of the Congress of South African
Students. In 2006 he was appointed chairman of the Gauteng
Youth Commission, where he served until 2009. Maile also served
as a board member of the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller between
2007 and 2009. � Matuma Letsoalo

Lunch spot: Pigalle, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg