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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: Statement by the SAIRR on the behaviour of managers of the SAPF damaging police morale and the rule of law - 13th January 2011.

The South African Institute of Race Relations has warned that the behaviour of senior managers in the South African Police Force, around the recent Winnie Mandela incident, damages police morale, the rule of law, and the fight against crime.

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Media Release: Institute backs COSATU on civil society initiative - 21st November 2010

The CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations, John Kane-Berman, has spoken out in defence of efforts by the Congress of South African Trade Unions to promote the role of civil society organizations in the country. COSATU came in for considerable criticism from both the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) after inviting a group of civil society organizations to a meeting in Boksburg in October. Kane-Berman has described the criticism directed at COSATU as “Stalinism straight and simple”.

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Media Release: Statement by the South African Institute of Race Relations: Police 'out of touch with reality' over Gugulethu murder - 16th November 2010.

As international and local media agencies have reported a British national and his wife were attacked in the township of Gugulethu on the urban periphery of Cape Town while honeymooning in the city. The couple were kidnapped by armed robbers and the wife was later found murdered. In response to media coverage the South African Police Force has released a statement expressing shock at the murder.

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Media Release: Statement by the Unit for Risk Analysis at the South African Institute of Race Relations on the Cabinet's 'new growth path' - 27th October 2010.

The Cabinet has announced that as part of its ‘new growth path’ the Government will aim to create 5 million new jobs in the ten years to 2020 or 500 000 jobs a year.

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Media Release: Complaints that the press ombudsman is ineffective are groundless. 22 September 2010

This week the South African Institute of Race Relations argued that claims that the press ombudsman is ineffective and/or biased against the African National Congress (ANC) and the Government are groundless.

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Media Release: URA cautions South Africa’s Government on Lonmin rights snatch - 06 August 2010

This morning the Institute’s Unit for Risk Analysis warned the Government that it was undermining investor sentiment on South Africa

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Media Release: Statement by the South African Institute of Race Relations on the arrest of Sunday Times journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika- 5th August 2010

This morning the South African Institute of Race Relations released a statement on the arrest of Mzilikazi wa Afrika.

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Press Statement: Threats of xenophobic violence - 13th July 2010

The Unit for Risk Analysis at the South African Institute of Race Relations has urged senior leaders in Government to make a series of concerted public statements condemning threats of xenophobic violence.

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Press Statement: Unit for Risk Analysis report on healthcare services in South Africa - 28th June 2010

The South African Institute of Race Relations has warned that any proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system would threaten the excellence of South Africa’s private healthcare sector.

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Press Statement: Unit for Risk Analysis warns on land reform proposal - 15th March 2010

The Unit for Risk Analysis at the South African Institute of Race Relations has described the proposed nationalisation of agricultural land in South Africa as a potentially cataclysmic event for South Africa’s economy.

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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: Statement by the SAIRR on the behaviour of managers of the SAPF damaging police morale and the rule of law - 13th January 2011.

The South African Institute of Race Relations has warned that the behaviour of senior managers in the South African Police Force, around the recent Winnie Mandela incident, damages police morale, the rule of law, and the fight against crime.

Read More…

Media Release: Institute backs COSATU on civil society initiative - 21st November 2010

The CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations, John Kane-Berman, has spoken out in defence of efforts by the Congress of South African Trade Unions to promote the role of civil society organizations in the country. COSATU came in for considerable criticism from both the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) after inviting a group of civil society organizations to a meeting in Boksburg in October. Kane-Berman has described the criticism directed at COSATU as “Stalinism straight and simple”.

Read More…

Media Release: Statement by the South African Institute of Race Relations: Police 'out of touch with reality' over Gugulethu murder - 16th November 2010.

As international and local media agencies have reported a British national and his wife were attacked in the township of Gugulethu on the urban periphery of Cape Town while honeymooning in the city. The couple were kidnapped by armed robbers and the wife was later found murdered. In response to media coverage the South African Police Force has released a statement expressing shock at the murder.

Read More…

Media Release: Statement by the Unit for Risk Analysis at the South African Institute of Race Relations on the Cabinet's 'new growth path' - 27th October 2010.

The Cabinet has announced that as part of its ‘new growth path’ the Government will aim to create 5 million new jobs in the ten years to 2020 or 500 000 jobs a year.

Read More…

Media Release: Complaints that the press ombudsman is ineffective are groundless. 22 September 2010

This week the South African Institute of Race Relations argued that claims that the press ombudsman is ineffective and/or biased against the African National Congress (ANC) and the Government are groundless.

Read More…

Media Release: URA cautions South Africa’s Government on Lonmin rights snatch - 06 August 2010

This morning the Institute’s Unit for Risk Analysis warned the Government that it was undermining investor sentiment on South Africa

Read More…

Media Release: Statement by the South African Institute of Race Relations on the arrest of Sunday Times journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika- 5th August 2010

This morning the South African Institute of Race Relations released a statement on the arrest of Mzilikazi wa Afrika.

Read More…

Press Statement: Threats of xenophobic violence - 13th July 2010

The Unit for Risk Analysis at the South African Institute of Race Relations has urged senior leaders in Government to make a series of concerted public statements condemning threats of xenophobic violence.

Read More…

Press Statement: Unit for Risk Analysis report on healthcare services in South Africa - 28th June 2010

The South African Institute of Race Relations has warned that any proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system would threaten the excellence of South Africa’s private healthcare sector.

Read More…

Press Statement: Unit for Risk Analysis warns on land reform proposal - 15th March 2010

The Unit for Risk Analysis at the South African Institute of Race Relations has described the proposed nationalisation of agricultural land in South Africa as a potentially cataclysmic event for South Africa’s economy.

Read More…

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