IFAA Deputy Director named in Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans

IFAA is proud to announce that its Deputy Director, Michael Nassen Smith, has been named as one of Mail and Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in the category of Politics and Government. M&G describes the list as "not an award as much as it is a mark of distinction — a number of young... Continue Reading →

SARB: Inflation targeting in context of ‘nationalisation’ debate

The South African Reserve Bank has a constitutional responsibility for conducting monetary policy in South Africa (The Constitution, 1996).  Sections 223 to 225 of the Constitution states that: the South African Reserve Bank is the central bank of the Republic and is regulated in terms of an Act of Parliament; the primary object of the... Continue Reading →

Rethinking Economics for Africa Essay Competition

The Institute for African Alternatives, the Institute for Economic Justice and the Rethinking Economics for Africa student network  invite all students registered for an undergrad, honours or masters at a South African University to submit essays addressing the following question: “South African Inequality can be solved within the context of neoliberal capitalism.” Critically evaluate this... Continue Reading →

Mapping a path for South Africa’s economic revival

The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) recently brought together some of South Africa's leading progressive economists to discuss the country's seriously weak economy. This emerged out of concern about the narrow scope of the Presidency's international investment drive and a recognition that this does not provide the answer to the country's urgent need for reform... Continue Reading →

Minimum Wage in South Africa: A Question of Power

Introduction South Africa has embarked on the historic implementation of a national minimum wage. This is both a timely and important intervention because the South African labour market continues to generate some of the highest levels of income inequality in the world, partly the result of unemployment but also due to massive inequalities in wages... Continue Reading →

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