Author Guidelines

NEW AGENDA is peer-reviewed and listed in the department of education’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. Relevant unsolicited articles or queries are welcome.


Articles should not be longer than 5000 words. They should be clearly written and broadly accessible. Please keep jargon, references, notes and graphs to a minimum. Writers are responsible for the accuracy of their citations and for following “fair use” principles. The author’s name, contact details and a brief biographical statement should appear only on the title page. Please include a disk if submitting hard copies.

Articles and inquiries may be directed to the editor, Prof. Ben Turok, MP

16th Floor

Plein Park Building

69 Plein Street

South Africa



Phone: +27 21 461-2340


Book reviews:

We carry brief informative reviews (+/-500 words), and occasional longer review articles of 1000-1500 words. Reviews should include full title and author information, plus publisher, date of publication and number of pages. We often receive review copies of new books. Please contact us for available titles. 

Reviews should be sent to


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Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1607-2820
print ISSN: 1607-2820