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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.

Van Onselen joins the IRR

17 January 2018 - Acclaimed political commentator and columnist, Gareth van Onselen, will be joining the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) as its new Head of Politics and Governance from January 22.

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Expropriation without Compensation: not just about land

12 January 2018 - The Institute of Race Relations has taken note of the widespread confusion around the proposal adopted by the African National Congress at its recent elective conference pledging expropriation without compensation to drive land reform.

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Deep and dangerous: Health and safety in our mines - IRR Report

15 December 2017 - The latest @Liberty report from the IRR (Institute of Race Relations) – “Deep and Dangerous: Health and Safety in Our Mines” – seeks to explain the current safety and health rules and explore the ways in which they are being implemented.

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The Eastern Cape is the most homophobic province - IRR report

5 December 2017 - Violence against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community is most common in the Eastern Cape Province. This is one of the findings in the IRR’s November 2017 Fast Facts report.

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South Africa’s employment woes set to continue – IRR report

The changing structure of South Africa’s labour market means the country is unlikely to see any reduction in its high levels of unemployment. This is one of the key findings of the latest Fast Facts report published by the IRR.

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A new approach to empowerment in mining

6 September 2017 - South Africa urgently needs a new approach to empowerment in mining, says the IRR in a report released today in its @Liberty policy bulletin.

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Only 4 in 10 people of working age have a job

21 August 2017 - Less than half of South Africans of working age have a job. This is a finding of the 2017 South Africa Survey published by the IRR, based on Stats SA data.

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The status of women in South Africa: A mixed bag of success and failure

08 August 2017 - Today, the South African Institute of Race Relations released its August Fast Facts Wathint’ Abafazi, wathint’ Imbokodo. The data reveals a mixed bag of success and failure.

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215 DG and ministerial relationships since 2009 under Zuma administration

3 August 2017 - Today, the IRR released a report titled “Political musical chairs: Turnover in the national executive and administration since 2009”.

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South Africa faces a crisis of fixed investment

6 July 2017 – Levels of fixed investment are falling far behind what is necessary to secure an economic recovery in South Africa. This is the main finding of report released by the IRR this morning.

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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.

Van Onselen joins the IRR

17 January 2018 - Acclaimed political commentator and columnist, Gareth van Onselen, will be joining the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) as its new Head of Politics and Governance from January 22.

Read More…

Expropriation without Compensation: not just about land

12 January 2018 - The Institute of Race Relations has taken note of the widespread confusion around the proposal adopted by the African National Congress at its recent elective conference pledging expropriation without compensation to drive land reform.

Read More…

Deep and dangerous: Health and safety in our mines - IRR Report

15 December 2017 - The latest @Liberty report from the IRR (Institute of Race Relations) – “Deep and Dangerous: Health and Safety in Our Mines” – seeks to explain the current safety and health rules and explore the ways in which they are being implemented.

Read More…

The Eastern Cape is the most homophobic province - IRR report

5 December 2017 - Violence against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community is most common in the Eastern Cape Province. This is one of the findings in the IRR’s November 2017 Fast Facts report.

Read More…

South Africa’s employment woes set to continue – IRR report

The changing structure of South Africa’s labour market means the country is unlikely to see any reduction in its high levels of unemployment. This is one of the key findings of the latest Fast Facts report published by the IRR.

Read More…

A new approach to empowerment in mining

6 September 2017 - South Africa urgently needs a new approach to empowerment in mining, says the IRR in a report released today in its @Liberty policy bulletin.

Read More…

Only 4 in 10 people of working age have a job

21 August 2017 - Less than half of South Africans of working age have a job. This is a finding of the 2017 South Africa Survey published by the IRR, based on Stats SA data.

Read More…

The status of women in South Africa: A mixed bag of success and failure

08 August 2017 - Today, the South African Institute of Race Relations released its August Fast Facts Wathint’ Abafazi, wathint’ Imbokodo. The data reveals a mixed bag of success and failure.

Read More…

215 DG and ministerial relationships since 2009 under Zuma administration

3 August 2017 - Today, the IRR released a report titled “Political musical chairs: Turnover in the national executive and administration since 2009”.

Read More…

South Africa faces a crisis of fixed investment

6 July 2017 – Levels of fixed investment are falling far behind what is necessary to secure an economic recovery in South Africa. This is the main finding of report released by the IRR this morning.

Read More…

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