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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.

Rape plague terrorises SA women, children – IRR report

13 June 2017 – More than 300 000 adult women reported being raped or sexually assaulted in South Africa over the past decade although the actual number is very much higher. This finding comes from the latest South Africa Survey published by the IRR last week.

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Half a million South Africans murdered, children hard-hit – new IRR report

8 June 2017 – Almost 500 000 South Africans have been murdered since 1994. This is one finding from the 2017 South Africa Survey released by the IRR this week.

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Backyard shacks top list of chosen rental housing – IRR

7 June 2017 – Households renting backyard informal dwellings have increased in number, yet those that reside in rented flats have seen a decrease over a period of a year.

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New IRR report says South Africa’s politicians need new policy focus on cancer

1 June 2017 – The IRR has released a report on the extent to which cancer and other non-communicable diseases affect South Africans. The report was released to coincide with National Cancer Survivors Day this coming Sunday, 4 June 2017.

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Newly published scenarios explain whether South Africa’s rainbow nation ideal will survive the next decade

30 May 2017 – A new set of scenarios explaining how South Africa’s long-term future will unfold has been released in the form of a book titled A Time Traveller’s Guide to South Africa in 2030.

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Free trade: A blessing reviled

25 May 2017 – In a paper released in Johannesburg today, the IRR said that trade liberalisation had helped to lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. "To finally conquer poverty across the globe," further trade liberalisation was an absolutely essential condition.

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White South Africans have the highest quality of life

8 May 2017 – White South Africans have considerably higher quality of life than Coloured, Indian/Asian and Black South Africans, according to a Fast Facts report released today by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR). The report also shows that Gauteng and the Western Cape have a significantly higher quality of life than rural provinces.

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Soft infrastructure flaws underpin lukewarm global competitiveness

13 April 2017 – Education and healthcare failings are adversely effecting South Africa’s competitiveness as an investment destination in a globalised world. This is according to a Fast Facts report released today by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

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Rating downgrade risks triggering a series of economic setbacks for South Africa

3 April 2017 – The IRR says the decision this evening by S&P Global Ratings to cut South Africa’s long term foreign currency sovereign credit rating to speculative grade or ‘junk status’ risks triggering a series of economic setbacks that will affect the living standards of all South Africans directly.

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Whether Jacob Zuma stays or goes, the empowerment challenge will remain

4 April 2017 – Whether President Jacob Zuma stays or goes in response to the public outcry over his firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan is important for many issues, including the terms of any nuclear deal with Russia. However, it will have no impact on South Africa’s most pressing policy challenge of all – how to empower the disadvantaged, says the IRR in a new report published today.

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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.

Rape plague terrorises SA women, children – IRR report

13 June 2017 – More than 300 000 adult women reported being raped or sexually assaulted in South Africa over the past decade although the actual number is very much higher. This finding comes from the latest South Africa Survey published by the IRR last week.

Read More…

Half a million South Africans murdered, children hard-hit – new IRR report

8 June 2017 – Almost 500 000 South Africans have been murdered since 1994. This is one finding from the 2017 South Africa Survey released by the IRR this week.

Read More…

Backyard shacks top list of chosen rental housing – IRR

7 June 2017 – Households renting backyard informal dwellings have increased in number, yet those that reside in rented flats have seen a decrease over a period of a year.

Read More…

New IRR report says South Africa’s politicians need new policy focus on cancer

1 June 2017 – The IRR has released a report on the extent to which cancer and other non-communicable diseases affect South Africans. The report was released to coincide with National Cancer Survivors Day this coming Sunday, 4 June 2017.

Read More…

Newly published scenarios explain whether South Africa’s rainbow nation ideal will survive the next decade

30 May 2017 – A new set of scenarios explaining how South Africa’s long-term future will unfold has been released in the form of a book titled A Time Traveller’s Guide to South Africa in 2030.

Read More…

Free trade: A blessing reviled

25 May 2017 – In a paper released in Johannesburg today, the IRR said that trade liberalisation had helped to lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. "To finally conquer poverty across the globe," further trade liberalisation was an absolutely essential condition.

Read More…

White South Africans have the highest quality of life

8 May 2017 – White South Africans have considerably higher quality of life than Coloured, Indian/Asian and Black South Africans, according to a Fast Facts report released today by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR). The report also shows that Gauteng and the Western Cape have a significantly higher quality of life than rural provinces.

Read More…

Soft infrastructure flaws underpin lukewarm global competitiveness

13 April 2017 – Education and healthcare failings are adversely effecting South Africa’s competitiveness as an investment destination in a globalised world. This is according to a Fast Facts report released today by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

Read More…

Rating downgrade risks triggering a series of economic setbacks for South Africa

3 April 2017 – The IRR says the decision this evening by S&P Global Ratings to cut South Africa’s long term foreign currency sovereign credit rating to speculative grade or ‘junk status’ risks triggering a series of economic setbacks that will affect the living standards of all South Africans directly.

Read More…

Whether Jacob Zuma stays or goes, the empowerment challenge will remain

4 April 2017 – Whether President Jacob Zuma stays or goes in response to the public outcry over his firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan is important for many issues, including the terms of any nuclear deal with Russia. However, it will have no impact on South Africa’s most pressing policy challenge of all – how to empower the disadvantaged, says the IRR in a new report published today.

Read More…

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