Submit Essays

The Progressive Corner accepts essays from students, young academics and members of civil society. Relevant topics include:

  • Contemporary South African political and socioeconomic issues including but not limited to:
    • Economic and social justice
    • Gender issues
    • Racial issues
    • Environmental justice
  • Issues in African political economy and society
  • Social Theory (political economy, feminism, post-colonial and de-colonial political thought, intersectionality and their application to historical and contemporary issues)
  • Heterodox economic theory- political economy, feminist political economy, environmental economics (and application to historical and contemporary issues)
  • South African and African political history and history of political thought
  • Critical Book Reviews

*Submissions outside of these themes will be considered


1000-2000 words (hyperlink references are preferred). We encourage essays written in clear and concise language with minimal use of technical jargon.

*Send submission to with subject line “TPC Essay”