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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.

South Africa’s living standards on the rise – IRR

16 February 2016 – Living standards in South Africa have shown a remarkable degree of improvement over the past 20 years, according to the South Africa Survey 2016 released by the IRR this month.

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Labour market absorption rate slips – IRR

11 February 2016 – In its South Africa Survey 2016, released this month, the IRR identified that South Africa’s labour market absorption rate has fallen since 2001.

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Report finds deep racial and social inequalities in matric results

9 February 2016 – The 2016 South Africa Survey published by the IRR this month has found deep-seated racial and social inequalities in South Africa’s matric results.

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South Africa slips in the 2016 Freedom Index

3 February 2016 – South Africa saw its economic freedom score slip from 62.6 to 61.9 in the latest Index of Economic Freedom report released by the Heritage Foundation in Washington this week.

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South Africans’ life expectancy improves, youth are an economic asset – IRR report

2 February 2016 – A report released by the IRR has found that the HIV/AIDS policies adopted by the government after 2007 have had a very positive effect on demographic trends in the country.

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John Kane-Berman's column moves to Moneyweb

25 January 2016 – IRR consultant and former CEO Mr John Kane-Berman’s long-running column in Business Day has moved to Moneyweb.

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There's a hole in the job bucket

23 December 2015 – "The report found that young black people bear most of the brunt of unemployment and that only policy reform could break South Africa’s unemployment challenge."

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Housing delivery under the ANC “an extraordinary success”

4 December 2015 – "...the data we reveal shows that in 1996 there were 3 432 002 black-African families residing in formal housing, but by 2014 that number had increased to 9 432 000 or by 5 990 998 or by 174.6%."

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No scientific basis to climate change scare

25 November 2015 – “Belief that mankind is changing the climate in a dangerous way has become a ruling ideology of today,” writes Andrew Kenny, an engineer and energy expert, in the latest issue of @Liberty, the policy bulletin of the IRR.

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Man-made climate change is not a threat at all

24 November 2015 – “Our planet faces many environmental threats, such as over-fishing in our oceans and the devastation of wild animals in Africa. But manmade climate change is no threat at all.”

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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.

South Africa’s living standards on the rise – IRR

16 February 2016 – Living standards in South Africa have shown a remarkable degree of improvement over the past 20 years, according to the South Africa Survey 2016 released by the IRR this month.

Read More…

Labour market absorption rate slips – IRR

11 February 2016 – In its South Africa Survey 2016, released this month, the IRR identified that South Africa’s labour market absorption rate has fallen since 2001.

Read More…

Report finds deep racial and social inequalities in matric results

9 February 2016 – The 2016 South Africa Survey published by the IRR this month has found deep-seated racial and social inequalities in South Africa’s matric results.

Read More…

South Africa slips in the 2016 Freedom Index

3 February 2016 – South Africa saw its economic freedom score slip from 62.6 to 61.9 in the latest Index of Economic Freedom report released by the Heritage Foundation in Washington this week.

Read More…

South Africans’ life expectancy improves, youth are an economic asset – IRR report

2 February 2016 – A report released by the IRR has found that the HIV/AIDS policies adopted by the government after 2007 have had a very positive effect on demographic trends in the country.

Read More…

John Kane-Berman's column moves to Moneyweb

25 January 2016 – IRR consultant and former CEO Mr John Kane-Berman’s long-running column in Business Day has moved to Moneyweb.

Read More…

There's a hole in the job bucket

23 December 2015 – "The report found that young black people bear most of the brunt of unemployment and that only policy reform could break South Africa’s unemployment challenge."

Read More…

Housing delivery under the ANC “an extraordinary success”

4 December 2015 – "...the data we reveal shows that in 1996 there were 3 432 002 black-African families residing in formal housing, but by 2014 that number had increased to 9 432 000 or by 5 990 998 or by 174.6%."

Read More…

No scientific basis to climate change scare

25 November 2015 – “Belief that mankind is changing the climate in a dangerous way has become a ruling ideology of today,” writes Andrew Kenny, an engineer and energy expert, in the latest issue of @Liberty, the policy bulletin of the IRR.

Read More…

Man-made climate change is not a threat at all

24 November 2015 – “Our planet faces many environmental threats, such as over-fishing in our oceans and the devastation of wild animals in Africa. But manmade climate change is no threat at all.”

Read More…

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