A pleasant black man takes them to a young white official who speaks Afrikaans.
The younger official laughed, translated, "He wants to know if you read every one."
He also signed on to a letter to Obama from young elected officials calling for a climate deal.
He is the youngest official of the city who was elected city wide at age 27.
At the time, he was the youngest elected official in the province.
He was typical of so many self-perceived important young officials in the government: a little boy playing with big guns for the first time.
He is currently the youngest elected official in the county.
At 20 he became president of the board, one of the youngest officials in the country to hold that office.
Too many young, new officials are leaving their jobs after just a few years.
The position has improved most of all for young officials.