We are joined in the studio by politician, public speaker, academic and Leander of the Opposition in Parliament, the one and only Lindiwe Mazibuko.
Lindiwe has played a vital role in the new South Africa, she became the first black woman in the history of South Africa to be elected the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, she was also the youngest woman to be elected. Not only was she the Leader of the Opposition she was also an elected representative in South Africa’s National Assembly until May 2014. After that she resigned from active politics, to focus on her return to higher education, which is as love of hers, as she has graduated from the University of Cape Town twice, and in 2015 at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, in the United States.
Since her retirement from politics, Lindiwe has focused on her recently formed Apolitical Academy, which educates young South Africans about politics and trains them for a political life and public service, through her mentor-ship. The academy will be based in Johannesburg, and is said to be funded by other political leaders around the world, with the idea of it coming about while she was lecturing at Harvard University.