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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.

IRR says minimum wage will entrench structural unemployment

21 November 2016 - The proposed new minimum wage of R3 500 per month will do little to improve the circumstances of existing workers, while further limiting access to the labour market for unemployed people. This is according to analysts at the IRR.

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Poor carry brunt of SA’s water pollution burden – IRR report

15 November 2016 - The IRR has published a new policy paper on water pollution in South Africa and the impact that such pollution has on poor households.

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Life in South Africa much better than in 1994 – Think tank report

8 November 2016 - The IRR has released a report titled Life in South Africa: Reasons for Hope, that sets out the social and economic progress our country has made since 1994. The report found progress in areas ranging from the economy to crime, education, healthcare and living standards.

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Going off the Rails: The Slide Towards the Lawless South African State

02 November 2016 - The founding ideals of post-apartheid South Africa are under serious threat as the state slides into lawlessness. This is the key finding of a report published by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in Johannesburg this week.

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Gordhan charge shows rise of new right wing – IRR policy paper

12 October 2016 - Against the background of the criminal charge brought against the Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan, the IRR has released a policy paper titled The Rise of the New Right: South Africa’s Road to 2024 on the prospects for a forced, quite authoritarian, economic reform process in South Africa.

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Botswana example can save SA mining industry – think-tank report

04 October 2016 - South Africa’s mining industry is in deep trouble but could be saved if it followed the example of Botswana - says the IRR in a policy paper on the urgent need for mining law reform, published in @Liberty today. According to IRR research, South Africa has enormous mineral wealth but is not using this as well as its Botswana neighbour is using its more limited mineral resources.

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Young people are a powder keg primed to explode - IRR report

27 September 2016 - The IRR has released an issue of Fast Facts on the socio-economic circumstances of young people.

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Give the job to real capitalists, not pseudo-capitalists

20 September 2016 - South Africa's major state-owned companies should be removed from the control of "pseudo-capitalists" and sold to real ones. This is one of the key arguments put forward by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in a paper entitled Privatisation or Bust released in Johannesburg today.

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IRR supports the DA’s call for teacher training and development review

16 September 2016 - The IRR supports the call by Gavin Davis, for an in-depth review of teacher training and development.

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No convincing health rationale for the sugar tax

15 September 2016 - The National Treasury has no convincing reason to believe that its proposed 20% excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) will be effective against obesity, says the IRR in a policy paper on the proposed tax, published yesterday.

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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.

IRR says minimum wage will entrench structural unemployment

21 November 2016 - The proposed new minimum wage of R3 500 per month will do little to improve the circumstances of existing workers, while further limiting access to the labour market for unemployed people. This is according to analysts at the IRR.

Read More…

Poor carry brunt of SA’s water pollution burden – IRR report

15 November 2016 - The IRR has published a new policy paper on water pollution in South Africa and the impact that such pollution has on poor households.

Read More…

Life in South Africa much better than in 1994 – Think tank report

8 November 2016 - The IRR has released a report titled Life in South Africa: Reasons for Hope, that sets out the social and economic progress our country has made since 1994. The report found progress in areas ranging from the economy to crime, education, healthcare and living standards.

Read More…

Going off the Rails: The Slide Towards the Lawless South African State

02 November 2016 - The founding ideals of post-apartheid South Africa are under serious threat as the state slides into lawlessness. This is the key finding of a report published by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in Johannesburg this week.

Read More…

Gordhan charge shows rise of new right wing – IRR policy paper

12 October 2016 - Against the background of the criminal charge brought against the Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan, the IRR has released a policy paper titled The Rise of the New Right: South Africa’s Road to 2024 on the prospects for a forced, quite authoritarian, economic reform process in South Africa.

Read More…

Botswana example can save SA mining industry – think-tank report

04 October 2016 - South Africa’s mining industry is in deep trouble but could be saved if it followed the example of Botswana - says the IRR in a policy paper on the urgent need for mining law reform, published in @Liberty today. According to IRR research, South Africa has enormous mineral wealth but is not using this as well as its Botswana neighbour is using its more limited mineral resources.

Read More…

Young people are a powder keg primed to explode - IRR report

27 September 2016 - The IRR has released an issue of Fast Facts on the socio-economic circumstances of young people.

Read More…

Give the job to real capitalists, not pseudo-capitalists

20 September 2016 - South Africa's major state-owned companies should be removed from the control of "pseudo-capitalists" and sold to real ones. This is one of the key arguments put forward by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in a paper entitled Privatisation or Bust released in Johannesburg today.

Read More…

IRR supports the DA’s call for teacher training and development review

16 September 2016 - The IRR supports the call by Gavin Davis, for an in-depth review of teacher training and development.

Read More…

No convincing health rationale for the sugar tax

15 September 2016 - The National Treasury has no convincing reason to believe that its proposed 20% excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) will be effective against obesity, says the IRR in a policy paper on the proposed tax, published yesterday.

Read More…

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