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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 employment woes set to continue – IRR report

The changing structure of South Africa’s labour market means the country is unlikely to see any reduction in its high levels of unemployment. This is one of the key findings of the latest Fast Facts report published by the IRR.

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A new approach to empowerment in mining

6 September 2017 - South Africa urgently needs a new approach to empowerment in mining, says the IRR in a report released today in its @Liberty policy bulletin.

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Only 4 in 10 people of working age have a job

21 August 2017 - Less than half of South Africans of working age have a job. This is a finding of the 2017 South Africa Survey published by the IRR, based on Stats SA data.

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The status of women in South Africa: A mixed bag of success and failure

08 August 2017 - Today, the South African Institute of Race Relations released its August Fast Facts Wathint’ Abafazi, wathint’ Imbokodo. The data reveals a mixed bag of success and failure.

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215 DG and ministerial relationships since 2009 under Zuma administration

3 August 2017 - Today, the IRR released a report titled “Political musical chairs: Turnover in the national executive and administration since 2009”.

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South Africa faces a crisis of fixed investment

6 July 2017 – Levels of fixed investment are falling far behind what is necessary to secure an economic recovery in South Africa. This is the main finding of report released by the IRR this morning.

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Flashes of common sense bring out contradictions in the ANC's policy documents

3 July 2017 – IRR analysts released an assessment of nine new policy documents that were published by the African National Congress (ANC) ahead of its National Policy Conference currently underway.

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#ANCPolicy17 #ANCNPC – IRR analysis and socio-economic data support

30 June 2017 – As the African National Congress (ANC) goes to its policy conference today a lot of attention will be focused on the extent to which living standards in South Africa have changed under ANC governance.

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Murders of police officers have decreased over the past 20 years

28 June 2017 – The rate at which police officers are being murdered has fallen significantly over the past twenty years, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

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More South Africans receive grants than have jobs – a recipe for chaos and violence

21 June 2017 – There are more people receiving social grants in South Africa than there are people with jobs. This is the finding from the latest South Africa Survey published by the IRR last week.

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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 employment woes set to continue – IRR report

The changing structure of South Africa’s labour market means the country is unlikely to see any reduction in its high levels of unemployment. This is one of the key findings of the latest Fast Facts report published by the IRR.

Read More…

A new approach to empowerment in mining

6 September 2017 - South Africa urgently needs a new approach to empowerment in mining, says the IRR in a report released today in its @Liberty policy bulletin.

Read More…

Only 4 in 10 people of working age have a job

21 August 2017 - Less than half of South Africans of working age have a job. This is a finding of the 2017 South Africa Survey published by the IRR, based on Stats SA data.

Read More…

The status of women in South Africa: A mixed bag of success and failure

08 August 2017 - Today, the South African Institute of Race Relations released its August Fast Facts Wathint’ Abafazi, wathint’ Imbokodo. The data reveals a mixed bag of success and failure.

Read More…

215 DG and ministerial relationships since 2009 under Zuma administration

3 August 2017 - Today, the IRR released a report titled “Political musical chairs: Turnover in the national executive and administration since 2009”.

Read More…

South Africa faces a crisis of fixed investment

6 July 2017 – Levels of fixed investment are falling far behind what is necessary to secure an economic recovery in South Africa. This is the main finding of report released by the IRR this morning.

Read More…

Flashes of common sense bring out contradictions in the ANC's policy documents

3 July 2017 – IRR analysts released an assessment of nine new policy documents that were published by the African National Congress (ANC) ahead of its National Policy Conference currently underway.

Read More…

#ANCPolicy17 #ANCNPC – IRR analysis and socio-economic data support

30 June 2017 – As the African National Congress (ANC) goes to its policy conference today a lot of attention will be focused on the extent to which living standards in South Africa have changed under ANC governance.

Read More…

Murders of police officers have decreased over the past 20 years

28 June 2017 – The rate at which police officers are being murdered has fallen significantly over the past twenty years, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

Read More…

More South Africans receive grants than have jobs – a recipe for chaos and violence

21 June 2017 – There are more people receiving social grants in South Africa than there are people with jobs. This is the finding from the latest South Africa Survey published by the IRR last week.

Read More…

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