Happy Birthday Freedom Charter, Happy Birthday, Ben Turok!

Today (26 June) South Africa marks the 66th 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 fall on the very same... Continue Reading →

IFAA Public Forum: Youth Unemployment

The Institute for African Alternatives will mark Youth Day by inviting you to attend a public discussion on the critical challenge of Youth Unemployment on Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 3pm. Youth Unemployment is one of South Africa’s most formidable challenges and now even more exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite massive government investment in... Continue Reading →

IFAA pays tribute to Professor Vishnu Padayachee

“…[W]e will miss your boundless energy, your strength, your wisdom, your uncompromising intellectual incisiveness in the interests of the fundamental social transformation of our country; in the interests of the masses and not an elite.” These are the words of world-renowned economist and  intellectual, Professor Vishnu Padayachee, who passed away on 29 May 2021. He... Continue Reading →

IFAA FORUM: THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Topic: Institute for African Alternatives' COVID 19 AND THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Time: Mar 31, 2021 03:00 PM Harare, Pretoria Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83863360229?pwd=NVowVEpaYWJHd1FIaSswTk85eGZWQT09 Meeting ID: 838 6336 0229 Passcode: 414155 The Institute for African Alternatives invites you to an online discussion forum on Wednesday 31st March 2021 entitled “Covid-19 and the Creative Industries”. We invited... Continue Reading →

IFAA pays tribute to Cecyl Esau

By Moira Levy The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) joins many South Africans in mourning the passing of Cecyl Esau, who will be remembered for his work as an underground activist in Umkonto we Sizwe and a community organiser within the United Democratic Front (UDF). His interest in politics emerged when he was a young... Continue Reading →

IFAA Forum: NSFAS and the Education Crisis

Featuring speakers: Chwaita Mtsewu, Duma Nqulube and Morris Masutha According to the findings of the Auditor-General, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has incurred R5 billion in irregular expenditure for the 2019/2020 period, while the figure for  2018/2019 is  R3.2bn. Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology has described the National Students... Continue Reading →

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