Media & Publications

IFAA has a range of publications outside of New Agenda. We publish and republish books and short pamphlets on topics ranging from social and economic policy to revolutionary history and philosophy. See some of our publications below.

New Agenda Journal

The New Agenda is a South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy and IFAA’s flagship publication.

New Agenda aims to bring solid, policy-relevant research to the public in an accessible and intelligible form. The journal carries research, opinions and interviews that focus on South African political and economic issues as well as those from the African continent more broadly. It also carries relevant international news, book reviews and is in the process of developing public discourse and knowledge on alternative economics.

New Agenda has been in existence for over two decades.

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IFAA Books

IFAA has a range of publications besides New Agenda.
We publish and republish books and short pamphlets on topics ranging from social and economic policy to revolutionary history and philosophy.
Radical Tradition Series
IFAA regularly republishes seminal texts in the radical canon. See some of the titles we have on offer below:
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Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis

South Africa’s distorted distribution of wealth is one of the biggest challenges facing the country’s economy, with unemployment sitting at an unsustainable 27.7%. In terms of wealth, the top percentile households hold 70.9% while the bottom 60% holds a mere 7%. 76% of South Africans face an imminent threat of falling below the poverty line. With such statistics, the inequality crisis in this country is at a desperate level and strategies to remedy this challenge seem shallow and lack urgency.

In this context, the Institute for African Alternatives has brought together a series of papers written by eminent South African academics and policymakers to serve as a catalyst to finally confront and resolve inequality. With papers from former Public Prosecutor Thuli Madonsela, Ben Turok and former President Kgalema Motlanthe, this book provides a guide to how the nation can confront and resolve the inequality plaguing the country. The nation is headed to the polls later this year and books such as this are vital for providing a strong guide on how those in power can address South Africa’s biggest economic crisis. A great contribution to the current political discourse, the book both confronts the issue and provides strategies on how to remedy inequality.

You can order the book from IFAA for R200 plus shipping or collect at our Cape Town offices.

Please contact Shamielah Booley on admin@ifaaza.org for more information.

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Podcasts

Listen to the audio of the IFAA launch of Checks and Balances:
The Auditor-General Report on SoundCloud.
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Articles

In light of IFAA’s goal to contribute meaningfully to the public discourse, our staff regularly contribute to external publications.
To keep up to date with these contributions see the list below or follow us on our social media platforms on Twitter and Facebook.
“Opinion: Ben Turok’s plea as Treasury reaches the point of no return,” Business Report (8 July 2020). Available here.