Latest Releases
File Social protests on the rise in South Africa
26 May 2015 – There has been a 96% increase in social protests in South Africa since 2010, according to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR).
File IRR warns on tourism industry/new travel regulations
21 May 2015 – The IRR has warned that onerous new travel regulations (specifically the requirement that children travel with an unabridged birth certificate) to be enforced by the Department of Home Affairs within the next month will harm South Africa's tourism industry.
South Africa Survey

The IRR's annual South Africa Survey has become the leading economic, social, and political review of data trends on South Africa. Running to over 900 pages it has fourteen chapters covering demographics, the economy, public finance, employment, assets and incomes, business and infrastructure industrial relations, education, health, social security, living conditions, communications, crime and security and politics and government


The Free Society Project

The Free Society Project is the major outreach initiative of the IRR. It is directed at ensuring that South Africa remains a free and open democratic society while creating the economic opportunities necessary to free South Africans from poverty, unemployment, and inequality.

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IRR TV, the IRR's exclusive television channel is jam-packed with interviews, reports, research, and policy solutions.

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The CRA is our consulting and advisory division and uses scenario based research to anticipate and advise on future social, economic, and political trends in South Africa.

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Upcoming Events
Invitation from Free Market Youth: Why Winners Choose Free Markets
FMF Youth proudly presents a presentation for the youth by Herman Mashaba: Why Winners Choose Free Markets on Saturday, 9 May 2015, Johannesburg
New York event: Engaging SA's Born Free Generation
The International Republican Institute, Freedom House and the South African Institute of Race Relations cordially invite you to a panel discussion: Engaging South Africa’s Born Free Generation: Prospects and Challenges on 30 April 2015 in New York.
Bursary programme

The IRR is proud to have been funding the education of poor South Africans, regardless of race, since 1935. Since 1980 we have provided more than R221 million in bursary funding and produced over 3 600 medical, business, management, scientific, education, and engineering graduates. This has been a major contribution to economic empowerment in South Africa - since long before the idea became popular.

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