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IFAA FORUM: Book Launch of ‘Stunted’

The Institute for African Alternatives and Surplus Radical Bookshop are pleased to invite you to the local Book Launch of “STUNTED: Panopticism and embedded neoliberalism in African States’ Food & Agriculture Policies and the Struggle to End Hunger on the Continent,” edited by Charles Simane, with contributors Roland Ngam, Rachael…
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New Agenda 90: Book Review 2

Apartheid’s Black Soldiers: Un-national Wars and Militaries in Southern Africa Lennart Bolliger Jacana Media, 2023. R330.00 Review by Lance Siddert It is the fate of the numberless legions of black soldiers in the employ of European imperial and settler states in southern Africa over the past two centuries to be…
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New Agenda 90: Book Review 1

German Rule, African Subjects: State Aspirations and the Reality of Power in Colonial Namibia Jürgen Zimmerer Jacana Media, 2022, R330 Review by Mohamed Adhikari This landmark work is a most welcome addition to my bookshelves, as I am sure it will be for those, who like myself, have an abiding…
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New Agenda 90: Optimising taxation strategies for South Africa’s minibus taxi industry

By Jane Ndlovu Jane Ndlovu is a Senior Lecturer, specialising in taxation, at the School of Accountancy, University of the Witwatersrand. South Africa’s minibus taxi industry has long courted controversy, most recently in Cape Town where a taxi strike in August 2023 erupted into violence. That said, it’s a highly…
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New Agenda 90: Parliament ‘failed’ due to structural flaw

In his address to the workshop, Associate Professor of Public Law at the University of Cape Town Richard Calland reminisced about his involvement in the early 1990s around Parliament’s first code of conduct, which was drafted by former cabinet minister and legal scholar Kader Asmal. Prof Calland also drew attention…
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New Agenda 90: Ethics, Parliament and the elected representative

Ethics, Parliament and the elected representative Why have our codes of conduct failed? By Moira Levy Moira Levy is Media Manager at the Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA), the Production Editor of its flagship journal, New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy and coordinator of IFAA’s DECODE…
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IFAA FORUM: Celebrating World Food Day with Surplus Radical Bookshop, Project 90 by 2030, PHA Food and Farming Campaign, and the Baha’i Faith Community

Surplus Books, IFAA, Project 90 by 2030, the PHA Food and Farming Campaign, and the Baha’i Faith Community invite you to a celebration of World Food Day. This event will feature a film screening of the acclaimed documentary “The Ants and the Grasshopper” and a presentation, focusing on Climate Change…
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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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IFAA Forum: African Film Series Screening. Thomas Sankara. The Upright Man

The Institute for African Alternatives and Surplus Radical Bookshop are pleased to invite you to a film screening of “Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man” by Robin Shuffield. This event forms part of our African Film Series in which we explore the life and times of important African revolutionaries and events…
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IFAA Forum: Celebrating the UDF at 40

This Forum is hosted by IFAA and Surplus Radical Books and will be held at the Ashley Kriel Hall, Community House, Salt River Cape Town, on Tuesday 9th May 2023 at 6 pm. Launched at the Rocklands Community Hall, in Cape Town on 20th August 1983, the United Democratic Front (UDF)…
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Chris Hani Photographs by Rashid Lombard

Please don’t forget to join IFAA and Surplus Radical Books for our Chris Hani commemorative event on Monday 17th April 2023, at 5.30 pm, at the Cinema, Bertha House, 67-69 Main Road, Mowbray. The program consists of the screening of the SABC-made documentary ‘The Life and Times of Chris Hani’, followed…
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IFAA FORUM: Remembering Chris Hani. 30yrs after his Assassination

The Institute for African Alternatives and Surplus Radical Books invites you to our Chris Hani commemorative event, on the 30th anniversary of his assassination. The evening includes the screening of the rare SABC-made documentary, ‘The Life and Times of Chris Hani,’ followed by two reflections from former Minister of Arts…
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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: 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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