Conference Abstracts: Transforming Economics Curricula in South Africa

Call for Abstracts 2018 Transforming Economics Curricula at South African Universities Economics Curriculums across the globe are under increasing pressure to transform. This interrogation has been sparked by the Great Recession and the subsequent crisis of neoclassical economics. In South Africa, the student movement has raised the issue of transforming local economics curriculums in the... Continue Reading →

Community Responses to Declining Industries

Mondli Hlatshwayo, senior researcher in the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation at the University of Johannesburg, argues that it is time for a systematic and concrete analysis of developments within poor, working class communities. He argues that there is a need for progressive organizations in marginalised communities to consider collective responses where unemployment and... Continue Reading →


Industrial Policy: Beneficiation and minerals based industrialisation  January 2015   Mineral Value Chain: Agenda for Action  February 2015  Beneficiation: The obstacle of import parity pricing February 2015  Cape Town Mining Lekgotla June 2015 Report on Expert Meeting on Mineral Value Chains June 2015 Industry adds value *Conference: August 2013: Interface between Mining and Manufacturing (IFAA, IDC... Continue Reading →

IFAA Latest Statement on FeesMustFall

The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) sympathises with all students and staff involved in the FeesMustFall protest across the country. IFAA will continue to support this movement in its commitment to realize the founding ideals of our democracy as enshrined in the Freedom Charter. In our previous statement we warned against the criminalisation of this... Continue Reading →

Report on Expert Meeting on Mineral Value Chains

NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (NRF) PRETORIA TUESDAY 14 APRIL 2015 ABSTRACT There is evidence that there is inadequate cooperation and coordination between government departments in the same sector. The silo culture is supreme. Input costs for manufacturing are high for raw materials, government services, compliance with regulations, labour etc. There is inadequate mutual support within the... Continue Reading →

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