Previn Vedan (26) is one of the youngest ward councillors in the Ethekwini Municipality. 

Vedan has already begun tackling various socio-economic issues that serve to improve the lives of the Shellcross community.   

The social rights activist has contributed extensively towards community development and travels across South Africa helping districts tackle community problems.

Described as a ‘people’s champion’, Vedan believes in the power of the law and the justice system. Earlier this year he was elected by the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal to serve on the Social Cohesion and Moral Regeneration Council.

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Vedan draws inspiration from role model, Clive Pillay who is the coordinator of the Nelson Mandela Community Youth Centre. Vedan believes that he can make a huge difference by tackling community issues at a grassroot level with integrity and honesty. “The campaign was well received. People were excited and I believe I created an impact in their lives. I have walked the streets campaigning door to door and I will continue to deal with the needs and wants of the people,” he added in a Rising Sun interview.

Vedan decided to rise above complaints and instead embarked on inspiring his community to develop solution-based strategies.

His vision is to contribute towards the creation of powerful and unified communities and to continue in his father’s footsteps in building an impactful law firm that genuinely makes a difference in the lives of people.

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