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The IRR puts out in the region of 50 media releases annually drawing attention to its major research and policy findings.
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Media Releases

The IRR puts out in the region of 50 media releases annually drawing attention to its major research and policy findings.

In addition you are welcome, as a journalist, to contact an IRR analyst at any time to help you source a piece of information on South Africa. Contact us for more info.

The IRR is deeply saddened by the passing of Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada

28 March 2017 – The IRR is deeply saddened by the passing of Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada this morning. Mr Kathrada made great sacrifices to defeat apartheid, and will be remembered for his warmth, courage and determination.

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Invitation to IRR Media Briefing – EED is for real empowerment, whereas BEE has failed

28 March 2017 – BEE helps only a small ‘elite’. This has once again been confirmed by an IRR field survey which shows that almost 90% of people say they have drawn no benefit from BEE.

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Gordhan recall may herald reshuffle, policy swings – IRR analysts

27 March 2017 – IRR analysts believe the move to be a political power play by factions of the African National Congress (ANC) aligned with the President, and what is loosely described as the Eastern Bloc of that party.

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IRR Press Release: Contradictions reflect ideological splits within the ANC

27 March 2017 – Flashes of common sense bring out contradictions in the ANC's latest policy documents.

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What will South Africa lose if all immigrants are sent home?

13 March 2017 – Most refugees and immigrants who come to South Africa seeking a better life, manage to do so. This report investigates how they achieve the seemingly impossible and what South Africans can learn from this.

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IRR calls for extension of ICC submission deadline

1 March 2017 – The IRR has today written to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services to make the point that the time afforded for submissions on the proposed Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act Repeal Bill is too short.

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Government is on the brink of fiscal catastrophe – IRR report

22 February 2017 – IRR COO Gwen Ngwenya said the budget presented by the Minister of Finance yesterday suggested “a government at the brink of fiscal catastrophe and without a plan for either growth or austerity”.

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Yet another commodity boom might pass us by

16 February 2017 – The unexpected uptick in commodity prices should provide a great boost to South Africa's mining industry, says the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in a paper published yesterday.

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Mining does not get the credit it deserves for its contribution to the South African economy

15 February 2017 – South Africa's mining industry must start blowing its own trumpet. The mining sector does not get the credit it deserves for its contribution to the South African economy, says a paper published today by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

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SONA 2017 Press Release – South Africa's silver lining

8 February 2017 – With the State of the Nation 2017 a day away, thoughts turn once again to the serious challenges facing South Africa. Regular readers of our reports and users of our briefing services will know just how serious those challenges are. But, according to an IRR report released today, there is a ‘silver lining’ as the country has also made progress in terms of the economy, the world of work, living standards and service delivery, education, health and crime.

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In addition you are welcome, as a journalist, to contact an IRR analyst at any time to help you source a piece of information on South Africa. Contact us for more info.

The IRR is deeply saddened by the passing of Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada

28 March 2017 – The IRR is deeply saddened by the passing of Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada this morning. Mr Kathrada made great sacrifices to defeat apartheid, and will be remembered for his warmth, courage and determination.

Read More…

Invitation to IRR Media Briefing – EED is for real empowerment, whereas BEE has failed

28 March 2017 – BEE helps only a small ‘elite’. This has once again been confirmed by an IRR field survey which shows that almost 90% of people say they have drawn no benefit from BEE.

Read More…

Gordhan recall may herald reshuffle, policy swings – IRR analysts

27 March 2017 – IRR analysts believe the move to be a political power play by factions of the African National Congress (ANC) aligned with the President, and what is loosely described as the Eastern Bloc of that party.

Read More…

IRR Press Release: Contradictions reflect ideological splits within the ANC

27 March 2017 – Flashes of common sense bring out contradictions in the ANC's latest policy documents.

Read More…

What will South Africa lose if all immigrants are sent home?

13 March 2017 – Most refugees and immigrants who come to South Africa seeking a better life, manage to do so. This report investigates how they achieve the seemingly impossible and what South Africans can learn from this.

Read More…

IRR calls for extension of ICC submission deadline

1 March 2017 – The IRR has today written to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services to make the point that the time afforded for submissions on the proposed Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act Repeal Bill is too short.

Read More…

Government is on the brink of fiscal catastrophe – IRR report

22 February 2017 – IRR COO Gwen Ngwenya said the budget presented by the Minister of Finance yesterday suggested “a government at the brink of fiscal catastrophe and without a plan for either growth or austerity”.

Read More…

Yet another commodity boom might pass us by

16 February 2017 – The unexpected uptick in commodity prices should provide a great boost to South Africa's mining industry, says the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in a paper published yesterday.

Read More…

Mining does not get the credit it deserves for its contribution to the South African economy

15 February 2017 – South Africa's mining industry must start blowing its own trumpet. The mining sector does not get the credit it deserves for its contribution to the South African economy, says a paper published today by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

Read More…

SONA 2017 Press Release – South Africa's silver lining

8 February 2017 – With the State of the Nation 2017 a day away, thoughts turn once again to the serious challenges facing South Africa. Regular readers of our reports and users of our briefing services will know just how serious those challenges are. But, according to an IRR report released today, there is a ‘silver lining’ as the country has also made progress in terms of the economy, the world of work, living standards and service delivery, education, health and crime.

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