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 →

New Agenda 80 is out!

Has Parliament failed the people of South Africa? The National Assembly Speaker,Thandi Modise, conceded as much at the Zondo Commission, saying that Parliament has neglected its oversight duties. The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) asked the experts, and ordinary citizens, what Parliament can do to uphold the checks and balances in our Constitution.  Former President... Continue Reading →

A tribute to Graeme Bloch

It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of veteran activist, educationist and stalwart of the struggle against Apartheid, Graeme Bloch. South Africa has lost another quiet but energetic activist. From the early days of his youth to the past few years, Graeme gave his mind and body to the cause of... Continue Reading →

IFAA Salutes the Women of Ghana

On the 64th anniversary of Ghana's independence, IFAA Salutes the contributions of the women of Ghana who made important contributions to the struggle for its liberation. We name in particular Theodosia Salome Okoh - designer of the national flag, Rebecca Naa Dedei Aryeetey - feminist activist and organiser who supported Nkrumah's campaigns,  Susanna Al-Hassan -... Continue Reading →

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