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New Agenda 93

Books — An Extract The modern history of Egypt is told, by insiders and outsiders alike, largely through the narrative of authoritarian leaders and their so-called “iron-fisted” rule. Gamal Abdel Nasser (1956–1970) was well known for his method of having people disappeared – “behind the sun” is the Arabic refrain1…
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New Agenda 93

Editorial Essay Democracy of a Special Type? Persistent World-Class Inequality – By Gregory Ruiters, Guest Editor Professor Gregory Ruiters holds the Chair in Citizenship and Democracy in the Economic and Management Sciences Faculty at the University of the Western Cape and is Acting Director of UWC’s School of Government Introduction…
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New Agenda: Another milestone reached

Partnership with UWC’s Institute for Social Development sealed “The journal should continue to be listed on the DHET accredited list on condition that the suggested improvements are implemented by the end of 2023.” -ASSAf Panel review of New Agenda, 2022 As described in previous issues of New Agenda, the original…
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Democracy & development

Progressive partnership in pursuit of transformation in Africa and beyond Prominent figures in the University of the Western Cape’s academic and administrative leadership, led by the Rector, Professor Tyrone Pretorius, gathered with former President Kgalema Motlanthe, Director of the Institute for African Alternative’s board, and board members Acting IFAA Director…
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New Agenda 88: In pursuit of a New Agenda

On the path to renewal in 2023 By the New Agenda editorial collective The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) has been presented with a challenge over the future of its flagship journal, New Agenda. This has set off an internal process of reflection on how to rigorously maintain the journal’s…
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IFAA Public Forum: South Africa’s Urban Farming Revolution

Urban farming is not a new phenomenon but it has proliferated rapidly in recent years. This has been driven by advances in technology and global challenges that include food insecurity, energy shortage, urban migration, poverty, unemployment and environmental degradation. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization urban farming is…
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Neoliberalism and the Crisis in Higher Education in South Africa

By IFAA’s Student and Youth Department The Institute for African Alternatives’ research team is Alexander Pennington, ’Manapo Mokose, Michael Nassen Smith and Zimpande Kawanu.  This Article originally appeared in New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy, Issue 64. This and other articles in the “Crisis in Higher…
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