Happy Birthday Freedom Charter, Happy Birthday, Ben Turok!

Today (26 June) is a bittersweet day as South Africa marks the 65th anniversary of the Congress of the People where thousands gathered to endorse the Freedom Charter. But it is of particular significance to those who also remember the man who wrote its economic clauses, the late Professor Ben Turok, whose birthday happens to... Continue Reading →

Happy Africa month from the IFAA Team.

57 years ago the African Leaders came together and laid down the foundation footsteps of Africa’s freedom from colonialism and neo-colonialism. The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was an organisation that promoted unity, cohesion and solidarity amongst the states and this remains to be true with its successor the African Union (AU). Through the years... Continue Reading →

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Nationalisation and the Freedom Charter

By Ben Turok Ben Turok is editor of New Agenda and the Director of the Institute for African Alternatives. When the ANC talks about “nationalisation”, it is necessary to return to exactly what was said in the economic clause of the Freedom Charter. This article argues that a close reading reveals that what was meant had... Continue Reading →

Capitalism and development in the Global South: An interview with Jan Kregel

The New Agenda team interviewed Jan Kregel, director of research at the Levy Economics Institute, director of the Levy Institute master’s programme in economic theory and policy, and head of the Institute’s Monetary Policy and Financial Structure programme. He also holds the position of professor of development finance at Tallinn University of Technology. NEW AGENDA: Capitalism has... Continue Reading →

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