Shaad Vayej

Shaad Vayej is a Bcom LLB graduate of Stellenbosch university with an undergraduate major in Economics and post-graduate majors in both Constitutional and Company Law. He has written on a number of Constitutional issues and his work on the Right of Access to Information has been published in the prestigious Responsa Meridiana Law Journal. He enjoys actively engaging with many of the socio-economic and political issues facing the South Africa of today, including contributing to an informed and responsible citizenry as best he can.




The myth of a free country


Way back from the early fifties, right into the late eighties, the fight for freedom was supported by the lofty ideals for a free and democratic country that was non racist and non sexist, where everyone, regardless of race or colour will enjoy equal opportunities and rights. During the dawn of our transition into democracy […]

Where all the women in the various political parties?


As the political campaigns gain traction, one cannot help but encounter posters on lampposts across the country. Almost every street, every major thoroughfare, and I dare say even roads leading to nowhere, the imposing images of presidential wannabes confront our sights, our views and indeed our anxieties. Yet in all this public display seeking our […]

Higher grain, vegetable and fruit price inflation is a great concern to poor consumers


Another fuel price hike in March 2019 led to inflation hitting the midpoint of the Reserve Bank’s 3% – 6% target range. The annual headline consumer inflation accelerated to 4.5% in March 2019, from 4.1% in February 2019. After a remission at the end of 2019 and in January, fuel prices rose again in February […]


First responders need digital support in crises like Tropical Cyclone Idai

Tropical Cyclone Idai wrecked destruction and havoc on Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe with winds of up to 200 km/h. The miles and miles of water rendered...


The Malian genocide: What the AU should do

In 1994, the world woke up to the sad news of the Rwandan genocide which killed hundreds of thousand people. It is sad to...

For love’s sake


The poor are hardest hit by petrol price increases

The recent steep petrol price increases yet will hit the cities’ poorest the most – those who stay in townships and informal settlements. The...