To submit an article to New Agenda for consideration by the editorial collective please register on our digital portal at and click on 'Make a Submission'.

NEW AGENDA is peer-reviewed and is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). 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.
New Agenda is the flagship publication of the Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA). IFAA is dedicated to promoting economic transformation, non-racialism, anti-racism and gender equality, continental solidarity and African self-reliance, and youth participation in political and social discourse.

Articles should not be longer than 5000 words. The preferred length is 2000 – 3500 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 be included on the title page.

The referencing is Harvard style – References (surname, date) should appear in the main text. Each direct quotation must be accompanied by a reference containing a page number. The full reference is listed under References at the end.

Please ensure that references are complete, and that all of the references cited in the text are included in the References list. All items should be listed in alphabetical order in the reference list. Items by the same author should be listed in chronological order.

For references to electronic material, please indicate the URL of the webpage, date when item was accessed, plus any identifying information.

Endnotes may be used when necessary – but not for reference information.

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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.

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Journal Identifiers

print ISSN: 1607-2820