About the Journal

New Agenda is the flagship journal of the Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA), an independent, progressive Pan African organisation committed to the development of alternative social and economic policies in South Africa, the continent of Africa and beyond.

Launched more than 20 years ago by our founder, the late activist and Member of Parliament, Professor Ben Turok, New Agenda is a quarterly journal that aims to bring solid, policy-relevant research to the public in an accessible and intelligible form. It publishes academic research, policy debates and interventions, opinions, interviews and book reviews.

New Agenda is a hybrid journal located in the important interface between academic research; policy debates and interventions; and citizen mobilisation. Its aim is to engage and empower readers with relevant knowledge and information in order to play a constructive role in social, political and economic transformation and development in our country, our continent and our global community.

New Agenda is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training. While we are committed to preserving New Agenda’s unique dual character as an academic and activist journal, we are currently undergoing an editorial transformation process to meet the ever-tightening requirements for accreditation and to strengthen our standards of research and academic publishing. To this end we have reconstituted our editorial board to include members from academic institutions in all parts of the world in order to internationalise the journal so it can occupy a place within global academic publishing.