2019 REFA Festival

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2019 REFA Festival

6th September 2019

The REFA Festival is back on the 6th of September 2019

After a highly successful inaugural Festival in 2018 that saw 450 people from South Africa and around the world attending…

The second Rethinking Economics for Africa (REFA) Festival is just two short months away!

The REFA Festival brings together academics, students, activists, policymakers, researchers and members of the public into a conversation. We explore the present and future of economic thinking, teaching and public debate in Africa, and South Africa in particular.

The goal is to change economics so that it address society’s many challenges, and contribute towards building of a more just and equal society.

This year’s Festival will be split into two parts, with one day dedicated to public lectures (Friday 6 September 2019) and the second to a series of smaller convening of students and academics (Saturday 7 September 2019).

Students’ and Academics’ Convenings – 5 and 7 September 2019

After the main Festival…

We host Students’ Convenings and an Academics’ Convening. Here, we’ll have smaller, more action-focused conversations about rethinking economics. These are also about making more concrete plans for the future and continuing the work that started at the Festival and over the last year.

Students who are interested in attending the student convenings and being a part of REFA chapters at their own universities should apply using the link below.

More information about the Academics Convening is forthcoming.

For more information, contact refa.festival@iej.org.zaAlso, visit our social media to get notifications or to make sure you have our attention!


6th September 2019
Event Category:


Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ)