Anthony StuurmanAnthony Stuurman

Anthony Stuurman (a pen-name) is an educator in the Eastern Cape with an interest in neuroscience, ethnobotany and a passion for free speech.

Christiaan van HuyssteenChristiaan van Huyssteen

Chris graduated with a degree in accounting from Stellenbosch University. He matriculated from St Albans College in 2010.
He is a Libertarian and Infowarrior.
He admires: Ron Paul, Ludwig von Mises, Thomas Sowell, Jim Rogers and John Lennox among many others.
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Daniël EloffDaniël Eloff

Daniël Eloff is a staff writer at the Rational Standard and a postgraduate Constitutional- and Cyber Law student at the University of Pretoria. He is currently part of the Democratic Alliance Young Leaders Programme. As an undergraduate student, he co-founded the Tuks Leadership and Individual Program and the UP Debatsvereniging and has also served on the executives of the UP Moot Society and TuksVillage. He is an avid debater and orator and has coached numerous debating teams. Daniël has a keen interest in the liberty movement as well as politics, economics and social issues. In addition to writing for the Rational Standard, Daniël has also been published on Maroela Media as well as some student papers and media.

Guest WriterGuest Writer

Non-permanent writers and guests can submit their articles to us and we'll publish them. If a writer proves their writing skill, they may be invited to come on as a permanent writer.

Harald SittaHarald Sitta

Dr.iuris Harald Sitta is an Austrian attorney emeritus and business owner who immigrated to South Africa in 2007.

Johan van der MerweJohan van der Merwe

Johan van der Merwe is a final year law student at the University of Pretoria. He will practice law, but also pursue a master’s research degree on the topic of constitutional interpretation and the rule of law.

Malusi NdwandweMalusi Ndwandwe

Malusi is a first year BEng (Bachelor Of Engineering) Civil Engineering student at the University Of Johannesburg. He has worked in the auto industry as a trainee product engineer, then as a lab assistant at the Durban University Of Technology.

Malusi's interests include: science, technology, firearms, economic theory and military history.

Martin van StadenMartin van Staden

Martin is the Legal Researcher at the Free Market Foundation, as well as the Academic Programs Director for Students For Liberty in Southern Africa. He is also a co-founder and editor of the Rational Standard and the Editor in Chief of Being Libertarian. You can find him on Facebook or contact him via email at [email protected]

The views expressed here are his alone and do not represent any of the aforementioned organizations.

Nic HaussamerNic Haussamer

An ardent supporter of personal responsibility and freedom, Nic enjoys thinking and writing about all sorts of things: economics, Critical Theory, culture, and current affairs. He is a fourth-year actuarial science student at the University of Cape Town.
Favourite economist: Mises or Rothbard.
Favourite political philosopher: Thomas Sowell

Nicholas BabayaNicholas Babaya

Nicholas Babaya matriculated from Rondebosch Boys' Highschool in 2015. He is Currently studying a BA at Rhodes University majoring in Politics and German.

Nicholas Woode-SmithNicholas Woode-Smith

Nicholas Woode-Smith is co-founder of the Rational Standard and its Technical and Marketing Director. He is a student at the University of Cape Town, with majors in Politics, Philosophy and Economic History. He is the youngest council member of the Institute of Race Relations in history and the Regional Director of Southern Africa for African Students For Liberty. He also writes science fiction - prominently, the Warpmancer and Cape Zero series.

Phumlani M. UMajoziPhumlani M. UMajozi

Phumlani M. UMajozi is a Professional Business Analyst, a Policy Analyst at Independent Entrepreneurship Group, and Youth Coordinator at Free Market Foundation South Africa.

The EditorThe Editor

The Editor is a joint-account for the posting of organisational updates and editorials on behalf of the Rational Standard.