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.
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 PhD research internships. The Institute also does worker education and public engagements through seminars, workshops and conferences.
On 11 June 2020 the Chris Hani Institute hosted its first Political Economy Webinar.