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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.

Recession imminent if policy reform is delayed

08 June 2016 – The IRR has warned that the South African economy could easily find itself in recession if policy reforms were not urgently implemented.

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South Africa is not immune to the threat of terror attacks

08 June 2016 – The IRR said that a number of factors made South Africa vulnerable to terror attacks.

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IRR launches a new local government index ahead of polls

07 June 2016 – The IRR has launched a new comfort and deprivation index that can be used to track and compare the relative standards of living within local authorities in South Africa.

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The IRR looks to President Zuma to rectify the failings on the Expropriation Bill

27 May 2016 – The IRR (Institute of Race Relations) has today petitioned President Jacob Zuma not to give his assent to the Expropriation Bill of 2015 (the Bill), but rather to refer it back to the National Assembly for reconsideration.

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IRR launches new National Growth Strategy for South Africa

27 May 2016 - The IRR has drafted a new economic recovery plan for South Africa called the National Growth Strategy or NGS. The NGS is an economic recovery plan that has been drafted by the policy team at the IRR to be implemented over the period 2016 to 2019 as the basis of a long term economic recovery targeting GDP growth levels of 7% of GDP by the end of the decade.

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Bringing land reform down to earth

26 May 2016 – Neither land nor farming should be romanticised. Entrepreneurship is critical to turning an inert and often barren, dry, and rocky piece of land into a productive farm. But land itself is only the starting point: without all the other inputs – from finance for seeds and fertiliser and implements, to water rights, access to markets, and know-how – no farmer will produce very much.

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Land reform without tears

24 May 2016 – Miraculously, despite the Land Acts, South Africa is in the fortunate position that demand for farm land can probably be met without the disruptions, risks, and costs of radical redistribution.

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Give provinces more policymaking authority

16 May 2016 – The IRR has released a comparative social and economic report of South Africa’s nine provinces.

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Few benefit from South Africa's empowerment policies

6 April 2016 – A report published by the IRR today notes that very few South Africans benefit from current empowerment polices. Since these policies have failed to benefit the poor and disadvantaged, few people support them either.

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IRR report warns on growth forecasts, debt and deficit levels

4 April 2016 – A report released by the IRR has warned that Treasury growth forecasts to 2018 may be on the high side, and that there is a considerable degree of risk that deficit and debt targets set out in the recent budget will not be achieved.

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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.

Recession imminent if policy reform is delayed

08 June 2016 – The IRR has warned that the South African economy could easily find itself in recession if policy reforms were not urgently implemented.

Read More…

South Africa is not immune to the threat of terror attacks

08 June 2016 – The IRR said that a number of factors made South Africa vulnerable to terror attacks.

Read More…

IRR launches a new local government index ahead of polls

07 June 2016 – The IRR has launched a new comfort and deprivation index that can be used to track and compare the relative standards of living within local authorities in South Africa.

Read More…

The IRR looks to President Zuma to rectify the failings on the Expropriation Bill

27 May 2016 – The IRR (Institute of Race Relations) has today petitioned President Jacob Zuma not to give his assent to the Expropriation Bill of 2015 (the Bill), but rather to refer it back to the National Assembly for reconsideration.

Read More…

IRR launches new National Growth Strategy for South Africa

27 May 2016 - The IRR has drafted a new economic recovery plan for South Africa called the National Growth Strategy or NGS. The NGS is an economic recovery plan that has been drafted by the policy team at the IRR to be implemented over the period 2016 to 2019 as the basis of a long term economic recovery targeting GDP growth levels of 7% of GDP by the end of the decade.

Read More…

Bringing land reform down to earth

26 May 2016 – Neither land nor farming should be romanticised. Entrepreneurship is critical to turning an inert and often barren, dry, and rocky piece of land into a productive farm. But land itself is only the starting point: without all the other inputs – from finance for seeds and fertiliser and implements, to water rights, access to markets, and know-how – no farmer will produce very much.

Read More…

Land reform without tears

24 May 2016 – Miraculously, despite the Land Acts, South Africa is in the fortunate position that demand for farm land can probably be met without the disruptions, risks, and costs of radical redistribution.

Read More…

Give provinces more policymaking authority

16 May 2016 – The IRR has released a comparative social and economic report of South Africa’s nine provinces.

Read More…

Few benefit from South Africa's empowerment policies

6 April 2016 – A report published by the IRR today notes that very few South Africans benefit from current empowerment polices. Since these policies have failed to benefit the poor and disadvantaged, few people support them either.

Read More…

IRR report warns on growth forecasts, debt and deficit levels

4 April 2016 – A report released by the IRR has warned that Treasury growth forecasts to 2018 may be on the high side, and that there is a considerable degree of risk that deficit and debt targets set out in the recent budget will not be achieved.

Read More…

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