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Every year our analysts and policy experts, in promoting new ideas and policies, contribute a wide range of articles to newspapers across South Africa.
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Our own writing in the media

Every year our analysts and policy experts, in promoting new ideas and policies, contribute a wide range of articles to newspapers across South Africa.

Naught for your comfort as they loot the beloved country - Business Day 24 March 2014

How the African National Congress (ANC) handles Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's Secure in Comfort report into the Nkandla affair is likely to confirm beyond reasonable doubt one of the key differences between financial corruption under National Party (NP) and corruption under ANC rule.

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Time for the Government to come to its own party, Mr Gordhan - Business Day 10 March 2014

Speaking after his budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan reminded us that the private sector was responsible for generating 70% of gross domestic product (GDP).

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Today pie in the sky, tomorrow on the policy agenda - Saturday Star 8 March 2014

The South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) recently published a "twelve-point plan for a better South Africa". We were accused of casting "pearls before swine" and told that "the establishment is dead set against each and every point of this pie-in-the-sky plan". Maybe. But it is not unusual for governments to adopt plans they once dismissed.

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Buy your way out of weak state education - Beeld 8 March 2014

If South African schoolchildren were elephants, there would be an international outcry against the culling in the schooling system.

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ANC’s great success is in getting racialistic policies endorsed - Business Day 10 February 2014

MUCH of the forthcoming commentary on 20 years of rule by the African National Congress (ANC) is likely to play down one of its major successes. This is the extent to which it has swung the country behind its racial agenda.

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ANC’s balance sheet includes many successes with its failures - Business Day 27 January 2014

ALTHOUGH South Africa has been slipping down various international rankings, anyone drawing up a balance sheet of rule by the African National Congress (ANC) since it came to power in 1994 must be struck as much by the successes as by the failures.

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Racial harmony is not at risk, but our economic future is - Business Day, 13th December 2013.

The real threat to Mandela's legacy, John Kane-Berman argues, is not disintegrating racial harmony in South Africa but current economic policies that could damage growth.

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NGOs must be ready to resist the interference of ‘guidelines’ - Business Day, 9th December 2013.

The IRR's CEO, John Kane-Berman, warns that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) must resist the State's efforts to interfere with them.

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ANC will one day follow the DA's reversal on employment equity - Business Day, 25th November 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the CEO of the IRR, argues that the DA's reversal of support for aspects of the Employment Equity Bill are to its credit. He warns, however, that the ANC should not gloat about this as it will soon have to follow suit.

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"Dying" ANC's racial policies born again in the DA - Business Day, 11th November 2013.

John Kane-Berman argues that the Democratic Alliance's policies are moving closer to that of the tripartite alliance's.

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Naught for your comfort as they loot the beloved country - Business Day 24 March 2014

How the African National Congress (ANC) handles Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's Secure in Comfort report into the Nkandla affair is likely to confirm beyond reasonable doubt one of the key differences between financial corruption under National Party (NP) and corruption under ANC rule.

Read More…

Time for the Government to come to its own party, Mr Gordhan - Business Day 10 March 2014

Speaking after his budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan reminded us that the private sector was responsible for generating 70% of gross domestic product (GDP).

Read More…

Today pie in the sky, tomorrow on the policy agenda - Saturday Star 8 March 2014

The South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) recently published a "twelve-point plan for a better South Africa". We were accused of casting "pearls before swine" and told that "the establishment is dead set against each and every point of this pie-in-the-sky plan". Maybe. But it is not unusual for governments to adopt plans they once dismissed.

Read More…

Buy your way out of weak state education - Beeld 8 March 2014

If South African schoolchildren were elephants, there would be an international outcry against the culling in the schooling system.

Read More…

ANC’s great success is in getting racialistic policies endorsed - Business Day 10 February 2014

MUCH of the forthcoming commentary on 20 years of rule by the African National Congress (ANC) is likely to play down one of its major successes. This is the extent to which it has swung the country behind its racial agenda.

Read More…

ANC’s balance sheet includes many successes with its failures - Business Day 27 January 2014

ALTHOUGH South Africa has been slipping down various international rankings, anyone drawing up a balance sheet of rule by the African National Congress (ANC) since it came to power in 1994 must be struck as much by the successes as by the failures.

Read More…

Racial harmony is not at risk, but our economic future is - Business Day, 13th December 2013.

The real threat to Mandela's legacy, John Kane-Berman argues, is not disintegrating racial harmony in South Africa but current economic policies that could damage growth.

Read More…

NGOs must be ready to resist the interference of ‘guidelines’ - Business Day, 9th December 2013.

The IRR's CEO, John Kane-Berman, warns that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) must resist the State's efforts to interfere with them.

Read More…

ANC will one day follow the DA's reversal on employment equity - Business Day, 25th November 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the CEO of the IRR, argues that the DA's reversal of support for aspects of the Employment Equity Bill are to its credit. He warns, however, that the ANC should not gloat about this as it will soon have to follow suit.

Read More…

"Dying" ANC's racial policies born again in the DA - Business Day, 11th November 2013.

John Kane-Berman argues that the Democratic Alliance's policies are moving closer to that of the tripartite alliance's.

Read More…

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