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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 Statement: 2009 Matric Results - 7th January 2010

The South African Institute of Race Relations anticipates that an assessment of the 2009 matric results will reveal the following problems.

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Press Statement: Race Relations Institute backs AfriForum on racism charge - 11th December 2009

The South African Institute of Race Relations has noted with concern the attack by the chairman of the South African Communist Party (SACP), Mr Gwede Mantashe, on the civil rights organisation AfriForum. Speaking at an SACP congress this week Mr Mantashe described AfriForum as a group that fights for a ‘racist cause’.

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Press Statement: More whites wanted in defence but fewer in the police - 7th December 2009

Two departments of the security cluster aim to implement employment equity targets that have contradictory objectives. One wants to increase the proportion of white people in its ranks while the other intends to do the exact opposite.

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Press Statement: Drug-related crime increase due to police action - 2nd December 2009

The number of active private security officers has increased by 167% in the period 1997-2007, while the number of sworn police officials has increased by only 18%, according to data released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week. There were 192 012 more private security officers in 2007 than in 1997. Over the same period there were only 19 687 more police officials.

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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 Statement: 2009 Matric Results - 7th January 2010

The South African Institute of Race Relations anticipates that an assessment of the 2009 matric results will reveal the following problems.

Read More…

Press Statement: Race Relations Institute backs AfriForum on racism charge - 11th December 2009

The South African Institute of Race Relations has noted with concern the attack by the chairman of the South African Communist Party (SACP), Mr Gwede Mantashe, on the civil rights organisation AfriForum. Speaking at an SACP congress this week Mr Mantashe described AfriForum as a group that fights for a ‘racist cause’.

Read More…

Press Statement: More whites wanted in defence but fewer in the police - 7th December 2009

Two departments of the security cluster aim to implement employment equity targets that have contradictory objectives. One wants to increase the proportion of white people in its ranks while the other intends to do the exact opposite.

Read More…

Press Statement: Drug-related crime increase due to police action - 2nd December 2009

The number of active private security officers has increased by 167% in the period 1997-2007, while the number of sworn police officials has increased by only 18%, according to data released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week. There were 192 012 more private security officers in 2007 than in 1997. Over the same period there were only 19 687 more police officials.

Read More…

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