Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival 2023

The REFA Festival is back to challenge economic orthodoxies, unpack economic heterodoxies, & to shake-up the economics discipline in Africa.


The Rethinking Economics for Africa (REFA) will host its sixth  Festival with a diverse range of speakers, student activists, prominent academics and civil society organisations from across the African continent and the globe!

The REFA Festival is a platform for critical economics and the economy in general. The festival will provide participants with opportunities to exchange ideas and tools on how to build a movement for rethinking economics in our universities and society more broadly. 

Date: Thu, 7 Sep - Fri, 8 Sep 2023 
Time: 08:30 - 17:00 SAST
Venue: Wits Science Stadium 1 Jan Smuts Avenue Johannesburg
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The four streams for this year's Festival are:

Stream 1 | From climate crisis to climate action

Stream 2 | Intersectional feminism: The struggle for equality

Stream 3 | Global financial architecture and heterodox macroeconomics

Stream 4 | New, alternative, hidden, and emergent forms of work and knowledge

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