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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.

Press release: "Imperative to root out arms deal corruption" - SAIRR, 5 May 2011.

“President Jacob Zuma has a constitutional obligation to take effective action against corruption. This includes the corruption which appears to have accompanied the 1999 arms deal,” says the South African Institute of Race Relations (the Institute), which has been admitted as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a case before the Constitutional Court today.

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Press Release: A lost generation? 6th April 2011.

A third of 15-24 year-olds are not in education, employment, or training, according to a new report on families and youth released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week.

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Press Release: Two thirds of children grow up without both parents - 5th April 2011.

Only a third of children are living with both of their biological parents, according to a new report released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week.

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Press Release: New report released on families and youth in South Africa - 4th April 2011.

South African families are in crisis according to a new report released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week. The report, entitled The First Steps to Healing the South African Family, documents the extent of family breakdown in South Africa and the effect this is having on children and the youth.

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Press Release: Social spending up and defence down - 16 March 2011.

Government spending on housing and social protection has increased more than any other kind since the African National Congress (ANC) came to power in 1994. Defence shows the biggest decrease, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Meaningless assurances - 8th March 2011.

In an attempt at damage control, President Jacob Zuma has sought to assure coloured people in the Western Cape and Indians in KwaZulu-Natal that the Employment Equity Amendment Bill does not mean what it says, states the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Obstacles to compliance with Jimmy Manyi's bill - 3 March 2011.

Companies in the Western Cape wanting to avoid fines that could go as high as 10% of turnover will face enormous challenges in complying with a bill drafted by the Department of Labour when Jimmy Manyi was its director general, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Jimmy Manyi is likely to have the last laugh - 2 March 2011.

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel has rightly repudiated government spokesman Jimmy Manyi for his statement that coloured people are ‘over-concentrated’ in the Western Cape. So too has the African National Congress (ANC). But the Government of which Manuel is part is still planning to enact a bill that could cause coloured people to move out of the Western Cape if they want work, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: ANC job figures don't add up - 21 February 2011.

Many of the sectors the Government has recently marked out for massive job creation have been shedding jobs for years. This alone casts doubts on the feasibility of the State’s projections for new jobs, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Statement by the SAIRR on the police's commitment to fight criminality in its ranks - 15 February 2011.

Yesterday morning the Institute released a report titled Broken Blue Line – The Involvement of the South African Police Force in Serious and Violent Crime. The report accessed the extent to which police officers where often themselves implicated in committing serious and violent crimes. It also suggested a number of policy proposals to assist the police in dealing with the problem.

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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.

Press release: "Imperative to root out arms deal corruption" - SAIRR, 5 May 2011.

“President Jacob Zuma has a constitutional obligation to take effective action against corruption. This includes the corruption which appears to have accompanied the 1999 arms deal,” says the South African Institute of Race Relations (the Institute), which has been admitted as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a case before the Constitutional Court today.

Read More…

Press Release: A lost generation? 6th April 2011.

A third of 15-24 year-olds are not in education, employment, or training, according to a new report on families and youth released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week.

Read More…

Press Release: Two thirds of children grow up without both parents - 5th April 2011.

Only a third of children are living with both of their biological parents, according to a new report released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week.

Read More…

Press Release: New report released on families and youth in South Africa - 4th April 2011.

South African families are in crisis according to a new report released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week. The report, entitled The First Steps to Healing the South African Family, documents the extent of family breakdown in South Africa and the effect this is having on children and the youth.

Read More…

Press Release: Social spending up and defence down - 16 March 2011.

Government spending on housing and social protection has increased more than any other kind since the African National Congress (ANC) came to power in 1994. Defence shows the biggest decrease, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Meaningless assurances - 8th March 2011.

In an attempt at damage control, President Jacob Zuma has sought to assure coloured people in the Western Cape and Indians in KwaZulu-Natal that the Employment Equity Amendment Bill does not mean what it says, states the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Obstacles to compliance with Jimmy Manyi's bill - 3 March 2011.

Companies in the Western Cape wanting to avoid fines that could go as high as 10% of turnover will face enormous challenges in complying with a bill drafted by the Department of Labour when Jimmy Manyi was its director general, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Jimmy Manyi is likely to have the last laugh - 2 March 2011.

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel has rightly repudiated government spokesman Jimmy Manyi for his statement that coloured people are ‘over-concentrated’ in the Western Cape. So too has the African National Congress (ANC). But the Government of which Manuel is part is still planning to enact a bill that could cause coloured people to move out of the Western Cape if they want work, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: ANC job figures don't add up - 21 February 2011.

Many of the sectors the Government has recently marked out for massive job creation have been shedding jobs for years. This alone casts doubts on the feasibility of the State’s projections for new jobs, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Statement by the SAIRR on the police's commitment to fight criminality in its ranks - 15 February 2011.

Yesterday morning the Institute released a report titled Broken Blue Line – The Involvement of the South African Police Force in Serious and Violent Crime. The report accessed the extent to which police officers where often themselves implicated in committing serious and violent crimes. It also suggested a number of policy proposals to assist the police in dealing with the problem.

Read More…

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