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New Agenda 90: Tribute to a True Comrade

Wilson Sidina: fearless struggle icon By Ryland Fisher When someone like Wilson Sidina dies, it is almost like a part of our history dies with him. He leaves a void that goes much deeper than the loss of an individual. It erodes the memory of the people who became involved…
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New Agenda 90: Another Milestone Reached

Another milestone reached: New Agenda on the road to renewal By the New Agenda editorial collective As described in previous issues of New Agenda, the publishers of the journal, the Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA), are taking active steps to ensure that New Agenda retains its accreditation with the Department…
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IFAA African Film Series: “Concerning Violence”

The Institute for African Alternatives and Surplus Radical Books are pleased to invite you to a film screening of “Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes from Anti-Imperialistic Self-Defense” by Göran Hugo Olsson. This event forms part of our African Film Series in which we explore the life and times of important African…
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Zimbabwe@43: Challenges and Contradictions of a Postcolonial State

The Institute for African Alternatives and Surplus Radical Books is pleased to invite you to a Public Lecture by Dr. Freedom Mazwi of the Department of African Studies and Linguistics at UCT, entitled “Zimbabwe at 43: Challenges and Contradictions of a Postcolonial State.” This is the fourth in a series…
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IFAA FORUM: The State of the Small Business Sector. A critical discussion on barriers to the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems

This online discussion forum is brought to you by IFAA and Surplus Books, featuring Jonathan Jacobs, Entrepreneur, and small business owner, and discussant Patrick Kadalie, CEO of Social Business Advisory Services. In this critical discussion, we seek to acknowledge the crucial role SMEs play in improving the business environment at…
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IFAA Forum: Energy Options for South Africa

The Institute for African Alternatives invites you to a seminar on Energy Options for South Africa to be presented by Mr Viv Crone on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 2:30 pm Zoom Registration: https://cutt.ly/K1PwZi3 Our Presenter: Viv Crone is an electrical engineer with 50 years of experience in high-technology product design…
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The Annual Ben Turok Memorial Lecture: with Yanis Varoufakis

Keynote speaker Yanis Varoufakis, renowned radical economist and former Greek Finance Minister, will speak on Africa in the Face of the new Cold War and the West’s new colonial escapades The annual Ben Turok Memorial Lecture marks the anniversary of the death of IFAA’s founder and former director, the struggle…
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IFAA Forum: Niger Delta Command, a book launch, and panel discussion

Venue: Bertha House, 67 & 69 Main Rd, Mowbray, Cape Town Date: 23rd November 2022 Time: 4.30 pm for 5 pm (Snacks and Drinks in Dining Area) RSVP to: https://cutt.ly/UMAaEPh Press Statement The “Niger Delta Command”, a work of fiction will be launched at Bertha House in Mowbray, Cape Town…
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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…
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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…
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IFAA FORUM: COVID-19, THE FUTURE OF WORK AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

On Wednesday 28th April 2021, 3 pm The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) marks the forthcoming Workers’ Day with a Public Forum that draws attention to the impact of Covid-19 on the future of work and social justice.  The disruptions created by the pandemic have radically altered the way we…
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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…
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IFAA Public Forum: South Africa’s Urban Farming Revolution

Urban farming is not a new phenomenon but it has proliferated rapidly in recent years. This has been driven by advances in technology and global challenges that include food insecurity, energy shortage, urban migration, poverty, unemployment and environmental degradation. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization urban farming is…
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Kudos to our Senior Researcher Hibist Kassa

IFAA would like to congratulate our senior researcher, Dr Hibist Kassa, on the publication of her chapter ‘The Crisis of Social Reproduction in Petty Commodity Production and Large-scale Mining: A Southern Perspective on Gender Inequality’ in the new collection Inequality Studies from the Global South, Routledge (2020). For more information…
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IFAA Webinar: Reflections on Trotsky, Thursday, 29th October 2020

The Institute for African Alternatives invites you to join our online discussion forum: Reflections on Trotsky, on Thursday 29th October 2020, 3pm. Please read the brief and find the webinar link information below: Brief As we mark the 80th anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination we find ourselves in the midst of…
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