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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.

Press Release: Number of farmworkers plummets - 26 January 2011.

The number of people employed on commercial farms has dropped by 27.1%, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

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Press Release: Parastatals not compliant with employment equity demands - 26 January 2011.

Despite the Government's demand that companies in the private sector conform to employment equity targets, the demographics of upper management in most South African parastatals do not reflect the demographics of the country, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

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Press Release: South Africa to experience population shrinkage after 2030 - 25 January 2011.

Estimates show that from 2030 onwards, South Africa will have a decreasing population.

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Press Release: South Africa's Human Development Index on the rise - 25 January 2011.

After declining for over a decade, South Africa's Human Development Index (HDI) has started to rise again, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Number of female politicians on the rise - 25 January 2011.

Between 1994 and 2009 the number of women serving in the National Assembly (NA) increased by 56%, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

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Press Release: By-elections show ANC losing support - 25 January 2011.

The last few years have seen the African National Congress (ANC) lose 38 wards in local government by-elections, while the Democratic Alliance (DA) gained 24, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published this week by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

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Press Release: GDP per capita growth rates lag - 24 January 2011.

The annual average growth rate of South Africa's per capita gross domestic product (GDP) was less than one percent between 1970 and 2008. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: More and more taxpayers of all kinds - 24 January 2011.

The total number of registered individual taxpayers in South Africa grew from 3.4 million in 2002/03 to 5.9 million in 2009/10, an increase of 73%. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

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Press Release: African home ownership figures higher than those of other races - 24 January 2011.

Far more Africans live in fully paid-up homes than is the case with other race groups, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Western Cape municipalities providing far more free basic services than other provinces - 24 January 2011.

The proportion of households receiving free basic services from Western Cape municipalities was significantly higher than the average provided to households nationally in 2009. Some 82%, 69%, and 52% of Western Cape households received free basic water, sanitation, and solid waste management services respectively. The corresponding national figures were 58%, 33%, and 23%.

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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.

Press Release: Number of farmworkers plummets - 26 January 2011.

The number of people employed on commercial farms has dropped by 27.1%, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

Read More…

Press Release: Parastatals not compliant with employment equity demands - 26 January 2011.

Despite the Government's demand that companies in the private sector conform to employment equity targets, the demographics of upper management in most South African parastatals do not reflect the demographics of the country, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

Read More…

Press Release: South Africa to experience population shrinkage after 2030 - 25 January 2011.

Estimates show that from 2030 onwards, South Africa will have a decreasing population.

Read More…

Press Release: South Africa's Human Development Index on the rise - 25 January 2011.

After declining for over a decade, South Africa's Human Development Index (HDI) has started to rise again, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Number of female politicians on the rise - 25 January 2011.

Between 1994 and 2009 the number of women serving in the National Assembly (NA) increased by 56%, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

Read More…

Press Release: By-elections show ANC losing support - 25 January 2011.

The last few years have seen the African National Congress (ANC) lose 38 wards in local government by-elections, while the Democratic Alliance (DA) gained 24, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published this week by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

Read More…

Press Release: GDP per capita growth rates lag - 24 January 2011.

The annual average growth rate of South Africa's per capita gross domestic product (GDP) was less than one percent between 1970 and 2008. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: More and more taxpayers of all kinds - 24 January 2011.

The total number of registered individual taxpayers in South Africa grew from 3.4 million in 2002/03 to 5.9 million in 2009/10, an increase of 73%. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

Read More…

Press Release: African home ownership figures higher than those of other races - 24 January 2011.

Far more Africans live in fully paid-up homes than is the case with other race groups, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Western Cape municipalities providing far more free basic services than other provinces - 24 January 2011.

The proportion of households receiving free basic services from Western Cape municipalities was significantly higher than the average provided to households nationally in 2009. Some 82%, 69%, and 52% of Western Cape households received free basic water, sanitation, and solid waste management services respectively. The corresponding national figures were 58%, 33%, and 23%.

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