Partnerships Build Power

The IEJ prioritises working with partner organisations to achieve social justice.

By acting as a research and policy hub, the IEJ builds links between the research community and the labour movement, progressive civil society and activist organisations, and elements within the state and business. Our research agenda is developed in an ongoing collaboration with these social partners, and the project outputs are made accessible and appropriate for policy work. In South Africa, such an organic relationship between an economics research institute and organisations with a mass constituency is unique.

Coalitions and networks we’re a part of:

  • Budget Justice Coalition South Africa
  • Tax Justice Network Africa

Local organisations and groups we work with regularly include:

  • African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics
  • Alternative Information Development Centre
  • Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
  • Chris Hani Institute 
  • Congress of South African Trade Unions
  • Institute for African Affairs
  • Labour Constituency at National Economic Development and Labour Council 
  • National Minimum Wage Research Initiative, University of the Witwatersrand 
  • National Labour and Economic Development Institute
  • Oxfam South Africa
  • Rethinking Economics for Africa, various student chapters
  • School of Economics and Finance, University of the Witwatersrand
  • South African Chair in Industrial Development, University of Johannesburg
  • South African Federation of Trade Unions
  • Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies

The IEJ also works with a range of individual academics, researchers and activists. 

International organisations we work with include:

  • Center for Economic and Social Rights
  • International Labour Organization
  • International Trade Union Confederation
  • Institute for Public Policy Research 
  • Rethinking Economics
  • TrustAfrica
  • Tax Justice Network Africa