New Agenda Journal

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.



New Agenda Archive

Browse all previous editions of New Agenda in the New Agenda Archive.
New Agenda Archive

New Agenda Editorial Board

  • Dr Juan Manuel Arbona (Universidad Mayor de San Andres, Bolivia)

  • Prof. Amiena Bayat (University of Western Cape)

  • Emeritus Prof. Anthony Black (University of Cape Town)
  • Prof. Risikat Dauda (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
  • Prof. Mulugeta Dinbabo (University of Western Cape)
  • Prof. Mondli Hlatshwayo (University of Johannesburg)
  • Prof. Razack Karriem (University of Western Cape)
  • Prof. Julian May (University of Western Cape)
  • Dr Phiona Mpanga (Makerere University, Uganda)
  • Prof. Dafe Otobo (University of Lagos)
  • Prof. Steven Robins (Stellenbosch University)
  • Dr Mike Smith (University of Cape Town)
  • Dr Tzehainesh Tekle (University of Ferrara, Italy)

Call for articles

New Agenda is listed in the department of higher education and training’s Index of Approved South African Journals. The journal’s focus encompasses South African, African and international developments in social and economic research and policy. We aim to provide high-quality pertinent information and analysis for people in government, academia and civil society. We are dedicated to promoting democratic participation in economic, social and political life.  If you have any queries, please send them to