Phumzile Van Damme

Member of Parliament, South Africa

My experience in South African politics as a Member of Parliament has been very invigorating. There is never a dull moment, and we are kept on our toes to make sure that we do our best to build a better South Africa as the official (liberal) opposition. In 2013 I was named as one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 top young South Africans, under the politics and government category and in 2014 I was listed as one of Africa’s “Top 20 Young Power Women” by Forbes Magazine.