Thabo Msibi

Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Thabo Msibi is passionate about education. It began when, as a child,
he would gather all the village children to play school and it continued
when he went to university and received his master's degree in education
� cum laude. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and went to
Columbia university to complete his master's. Now he's doing a PhD in
the united Kingdom, thanks to the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which
he received last year.
Msibi founded the Community Development Association, a studentdriven
community outreach programme. A DVD on the experiences of
gay and lesbian youth aimed at tackling these issues in the classroom is
planned for release in June or July.
In addition, Msibi is the youngest executive member of the Southern
African Comparative and History of Education Society, and is occasionally
called on as an educational analyst for SABC radio. � Tarryn Harbour

Lunch spot: Anywhere that's sunny, outdoors