Pule Mabe

Treasurer, ANC Youth League

A politician-cum-businessman, Pule Mabe is determined to change the lives of many South Africans. Despite his busy schedule as ANC Youth League treasurer, Mabe has successfully managed to build a business empire in the media industry. At 29, he owns a publishing company called KG media, which publishes Kwela Express, a monthly transport newspaper. Through Kwela Express Mabe has managed to create both a print and an electronic platform for the transport industry. He recently started a show on SABC 2, focusing on transportation issues throughout the country. Last year Mabe, a former Mail & Guardian trainee journalist, established the Kedibone Mabe Trust to fund deserving students from his home town, Phalaborwa, to study journalism, marketing and transport engineering. He is currently in the process of establishing the Kwela Media Institute in Johannesburg, aimed at training young people in journalism, design, media and sales. Mabe's previous leadership roles included serving as deputy president of the Student Representative Council at Technikon Northern Gauteng, now called the Tshwane university of Technology, between 1998 and 1999. He also served as Gauteng Youth Commissioner between 2003 and 2009. � Matuma Letsoalo

Lunch spot: Macnose Cafe, Soshanguve, Pretoria