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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.

The road less travelled – swift action needed to prevent SA’s slide towards ‘rocky road’ economy

14 August 2015 – Dr Frans Cronje, Scenario Planner and CEO of SA Institute of Race Relations (IRR), recently spoke at the second annual Sanlam Investments and Glacier by Sanlam i3 Summit in Johannesburg. He spoke of the high and low road scenarios for South Africa and what South Africa urgently needs to address to change our economic outlook. Please find the press release published by Sanlam Investments here.

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Black middle class has expanded quickly but may now slow – new IRR report

3 August 2015 – This report provides a detailed analysis of the size, scope, growth and future prospects of South Africa’s middle class. A briefing on the middle class will become available in August 2015.

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Violent protests have increased substantially in SA

24 July 2015 – There has been a 96% increase in social protest action since 2010...The SAPS is facing a barrage of violent protest action resulting from the broken social fabric of our society.

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New BEE regulations will promote corruption and harm service delivery

22 July 2015 – The IRR has warned that draft regulations published last week will increase the costs of goods and services procured by the Government and thereby harm service delivery.

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Cellular communications revolution holds economic and political benefits for South Africa

7 July 2015 – Data cited by the IRR showed that the number of cellular subscriptions in the country had increased from 8.3 million in 2000 to 76.8 million 2013, or by 822%. Over the same period the number of fixed-line telephone connections fell by 22%.

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Reinstate shop-floor democracy and stamp out strike violence, says IRR

25 June 2015 – South Africa's industrial relations system has shifted too far in accommodating the interests of trade union officials and balance needs to be restored so as to curtail violence and reintroduce democracy on to the shop floor.

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The IRR's 10-point plan for jobs

24 June 2015 – Job security for some has been achieved at the price of unemployment for others who might have benefited from a more adaptable and flexible regulatory environment.

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Racism of “the worst order” in the BEE generic codes?

10 June 2015 – In an article published today in BizNews, the IRR points out that the Government seems to have quietly amended the BEE codes to discourage the appointment of Indian and so-called ‘coloured’ people to senior posts.

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Sustainability of South Africa's social services net in doubt

4 June 2015 – The proportion of the national budget spent on social services has increased from 45% in 1994/95 to 60% in 2014/15.

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Social protests on the rise in South Africa

26 May 2015 – There has been a 96% increase in social protests in South Africa since 2010, according to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

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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.

The road less travelled – swift action needed to prevent SA’s slide towards ‘rocky road’ economy

14 August 2015 – Dr Frans Cronje, Scenario Planner and CEO of SA Institute of Race Relations (IRR), recently spoke at the second annual Sanlam Investments and Glacier by Sanlam i3 Summit in Johannesburg. He spoke of the high and low road scenarios for South Africa and what South Africa urgently needs to address to change our economic outlook. Please find the press release published by Sanlam Investments here.

Read More…

Black middle class has expanded quickly but may now slow – new IRR report

3 August 2015 – This report provides a detailed analysis of the size, scope, growth and future prospects of South Africa’s middle class. A briefing on the middle class will become available in August 2015.

Read More…

Violent protests have increased substantially in SA

24 July 2015 – There has been a 96% increase in social protest action since 2010...The SAPS is facing a barrage of violent protest action resulting from the broken social fabric of our society.

Read More…

New BEE regulations will promote corruption and harm service delivery

22 July 2015 – The IRR has warned that draft regulations published last week will increase the costs of goods and services procured by the Government and thereby harm service delivery.

Read More…

Cellular communications revolution holds economic and political benefits for South Africa

7 July 2015 – Data cited by the IRR showed that the number of cellular subscriptions in the country had increased from 8.3 million in 2000 to 76.8 million 2013, or by 822%. Over the same period the number of fixed-line telephone connections fell by 22%.

Read More…

Reinstate shop-floor democracy and stamp out strike violence, says IRR

25 June 2015 – South Africa's industrial relations system has shifted too far in accommodating the interests of trade union officials and balance needs to be restored so as to curtail violence and reintroduce democracy on to the shop floor.

Read More…

The IRR's 10-point plan for jobs

24 June 2015 – Job security for some has been achieved at the price of unemployment for others who might have benefited from a more adaptable and flexible regulatory environment.

Read More…

Racism of “the worst order” in the BEE generic codes?

10 June 2015 – In an article published today in BizNews, the IRR points out that the Government seems to have quietly amended the BEE codes to discourage the appointment of Indian and so-called ‘coloured’ people to senior posts.

Read More…

Sustainability of South Africa's social services net in doubt

4 June 2015 – The proportion of the national budget spent on social services has increased from 45% in 1994/95 to 60% in 2014/15.

Read More…

Social protests on the rise in South Africa

26 May 2015 – There has been a 96% increase in social protests in South Africa since 2010, according to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

Read More…

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