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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.

Water wastage and contamination from an ‘induced’ deficit of engineering skills

11 November 2015 – Average water consumption in South Africa, at 235 litres per person per day (l/p/d), is a staggering 26% higher than the global average of 173 l/p/d, writes water expert Dr Anthony Turton in an analysis recently published in @Liberty, the policy bulletin of the IRR (Institute of Race Relations).

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A looming water disaster that could have been avoided

10 November 2015 – South Africa’s water shortage is not simply the result of the current drought, says water expert Dr Anthony Turton in an analysis published today in @Liberty, the policy bulletin of the IRR (Institute of Race Relations).

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IRR report warns on growth, incomes and disposable income and calls for return to GEAR

2 November 2015 – A report released by the IRR last week warned that South Africa is likely to enter a long-term period of low economic growth. The report features long-term trends for major economic indicators together with forecasts of GDP growth, per capita GDP, inflation, interest rates, the rand, and household disposable income levels up to 2019.

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Could the circular economy be the solution to youth unemployment?

28 October 2015 – The process of collecting, transporting, and recycling waste could generate hundreds of thousands of sustainable jobs and viable small businesses, thereby tackling one of South Africa’s greatest challenges – joblessness.

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‘Waste economy’ holds economic and environmental benefits for South Africa

21 October 2015 – South Africa should be doing much more to ‘monetise’ the waste products currently being deposited in landfills and other dumps. This would clean up the environment while also creating local jobs and supporting the emergence of local entrepreneurs.

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Housing vouchers to empower people

7 October 2015 – The solution to rising housing costs and poor delivery lies in what many people have been saying for years: that the State should transfer the housing subsidy directly to them, as they could use it more efficiently.

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Housing Policy: Costly and Ineffective

6 October 2015 – In the past 21 years, the State has provided more than 2.5 million houses and a further 1.2 million serviced sites. "But at the same time," notes the IRR, "the housing backlog has grown from 1.5 million units in 1994 to 2.1 million units today. In addition, the number of informal settlements has expanded from 300 in 1994 to 2 225 now."

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Pressure on consumers may drive SA into recession

8 September 2015 – A report released by the IRR has warned that South African consumers are under growing economic pressure and that this may further dampen the country’s economic outlook.

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Biting the hands that feed us

3 September 2015 – The ruling African National Congress (ANC) seems intent on alienating the West and adopting a rigid pro-Russia and pro-China stance, says the IRR (Institute of Race Relations).

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ANC’s attack on the USA will harm South Africa’s foreign policy

24 August 2015 – The IRR has described as ‘unfortunate and damaging’ an attack on the United States of America (USA) contained in a policy discussion document released by the African National Congress ahead of its forthcoming National General Council meeting.

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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.

Water wastage and contamination from an ‘induced’ deficit of engineering skills

11 November 2015 – Average water consumption in South Africa, at 235 litres per person per day (l/p/d), is a staggering 26% higher than the global average of 173 l/p/d, writes water expert Dr Anthony Turton in an analysis recently published in @Liberty, the policy bulletin of the IRR (Institute of Race Relations).

Read More…

A looming water disaster that could have been avoided

10 November 2015 – South Africa’s water shortage is not simply the result of the current drought, says water expert Dr Anthony Turton in an analysis published today in @Liberty, the policy bulletin of the IRR (Institute of Race Relations).

Read More…

IRR report warns on growth, incomes and disposable income and calls for return to GEAR

2 November 2015 – A report released by the IRR last week warned that South Africa is likely to enter a long-term period of low economic growth. The report features long-term trends for major economic indicators together with forecasts of GDP growth, per capita GDP, inflation, interest rates, the rand, and household disposable income levels up to 2019.

Read More…

Could the circular economy be the solution to youth unemployment?

28 October 2015 – The process of collecting, transporting, and recycling waste could generate hundreds of thousands of sustainable jobs and viable small businesses, thereby tackling one of South Africa’s greatest challenges – joblessness.

Read More…

‘Waste economy’ holds economic and environmental benefits for South Africa

21 October 2015 – South Africa should be doing much more to ‘monetise’ the waste products currently being deposited in landfills and other dumps. This would clean up the environment while also creating local jobs and supporting the emergence of local entrepreneurs.

Read More…

Housing vouchers to empower people

7 October 2015 – The solution to rising housing costs and poor delivery lies in what many people have been saying for years: that the State should transfer the housing subsidy directly to them, as they could use it more efficiently.

Read More…

Housing Policy: Costly and Ineffective

6 October 2015 – In the past 21 years, the State has provided more than 2.5 million houses and a further 1.2 million serviced sites. "But at the same time," notes the IRR, "the housing backlog has grown from 1.5 million units in 1994 to 2.1 million units today. In addition, the number of informal settlements has expanded from 300 in 1994 to 2 225 now."

Read More…

Pressure on consumers may drive SA into recession

8 September 2015 – A report released by the IRR has warned that South African consumers are under growing economic pressure and that this may further dampen the country’s economic outlook.

Read More…

Biting the hands that feed us

3 September 2015 – The ruling African National Congress (ANC) seems intent on alienating the West and adopting a rigid pro-Russia and pro-China stance, says the IRR (Institute of Race Relations).

Read More…

ANC’s attack on the USA will harm South Africa’s foreign policy

24 August 2015 – The IRR has described as ‘unfortunate and damaging’ an attack on the United States of America (USA) contained in a policy discussion document released by the African National Congress ahead of its forthcoming National General Council meeting.

Read More…

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