Preserving a lifetime legacy for the people
Who we are
Chris Hani Institute is a left-wing think tank launched in 2003 by the SACP and COSATU to provide education and training for the selected youth, stewards, and officials. The Institute was established to engage in the battle of ideas and to develop alternatives to neo-liberalism, and to deepen the links between progressive intellectuals in our universities and inside the democratic movement.
How We Work
The CHI establishes linkages with academic Institutions to engage in the exchange and battle of ideas in the intellectual and academic space through research, publications and research capacity development through MA and Ph.D. research internships. The Institute also does worker education and public engagements through seminars, workshops, and conferences.
News & Articles
CHI Political Economy Webinar Series 2020
The purpose of these webinars is to analyse the crisis in the South African economy, and to outline progressive alternatives towards the transformation of the economy and societal development that will significantly reduce unemployment, inequality, poverty and social exclusion that a significant number of our people contends with.
Macro-economicpolicy making during Covid-19 trend is a head-on attack on the “working poor”
In light of the current novel Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic, the proponents and captains of neoliberalism are still explicitly determined to ensure that our economy falls to pieces, while acting in pretence to encourage the development of integrated policy strategies towards ....
Comments on financial crisis & possibilities
In light of the current novel Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic, the proponents and captains of neoliberalism are still explicitly determined to ensure that our economy falls to pieces, while acting in pretence to encourage the development of integrated policy strategies...
Be part of the Revolution
“To understand the South African road to socialism, it is crucial to understand the history that shaped and distorted our country… we have to understand the powerful legacy of popular struggles that have been constantly waged against oppression and exploitation”(SARS, 2007)