Chris Hani Institute

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Welcome to CHi

A research academy and Marxist think-tank, providing analysis and training for workers,
youths and community activists

In 2003 the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) launched the Chris Hani Institute. The Institute seeks 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.

Our research, educational work and public engagement is predominantly from the Marxist (and Leninist) perspective – that is working (working and workless people) class and from the viewpoint of the loser rather than the winners of the neo-liberal global capitalist system.
The Vission
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Our Services

Building Political Consciousnes

Strategic & Applied Research Projects

The core function of the CHI is to generate and disseminate knowledge through research and research capacity development to drive left policy alternatives.

Public Engagements

The CHI provides avenues for public debate and engagement of working-class formations by running seminars, roundtable discussions and various colloquia on the research projects undertaken.

Institutional Linkages

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 through establishing associate status for the researchers at the Institute.
our programmes
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“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)
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Chris Hani Institute
110 Jorissen and Simmonds Street 5th Floor COSATU House Braamfontein
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