Rethinking Economics for Africa (REFA) Festival 2022 Poster

REFA Festival 2022

16 – 17 September 2022 | The annual Rethinking Economics for Africa (REFA) Festival is returned to its in-person format after two years of online hosting!

In 2022, the Festival was held on the 16th and 17th of September at Wits University in Johannesburg. The key goals of the Festival included facilitating conversations on how to rethink economic theory, policy and activism.

2022 was the fifth iteration of the Festival and hosted a diverse range of local and international speakers including student activists, prominent academics and civil society organisations. The Festival served as a platform for critical engagement with the economics discipline and with the economy in general, and provided an opportunity to exchange ideas and tools on how to build a movement for rethinking economics, in our universities and society more broadly.

The event was hosted by the Institute for Economic Justice in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa, Rethinking Economics for Africa, the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI), the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies and Wits University.

Visit the festival’s dedicated portal to learn more.


Sep 16 2022


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