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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.

Sugar tax is a revenue grab that will have zero health benefit to SA and may worsen socio-economic circumstances

14 September 2016 - A report released by the IRR this morning shows that the proposed sugar tax will do almost nothing to improve the health of South Africans. It is rather an attempt to raise more money by a desperate government that is running short of revenue. The tax will place more financial pressure on already stressed households and worsen their socio-economic position.

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Winning the war on crime

6 September 2016 - The IRR has released a report titled “Winning the War on Crime in South Africa: A new Approach Community Policing”. The report sought to explore the crime-prevention options open to a society in which the police had proved unable to offer adequate safety and security.

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IRR welcomes Pretoria Girls High investigation

31 August 2016 - "The Institute of Race Relations is deeply concerned about the allegations of racism levelled at the management of the Pretoria High School for Girls in applying purported discriminatory practices regarding the application of the school’s hair policy."

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Shifting from BEE (for the few) to EED (for the many) in the vital mining sector

18 August - The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) intends to finalise its draft mining charter within the next two months. Thus far, it shows little sign of compromising on proposed BEE rules that raise the risk of mining in South Africa into the stratosphere, notes the IRR in a new issue of its @Liberty policy bulletin published on 16 August.

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The draft mining charter goes way beyond the generic BEE codes

17 August - The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) says that the draft mining charter it put forward in April this year is needed to align BEE obligations in mining with the generic codes. However, the draft charter often goes way beyond what the generic codes require, notes the IRR in a new issue of its @Liberty policy bulletin published yesterday.

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Non-commercial cattle account for two-fifths of total herd

08 August 2016 - According to the July edition of Fast Facts published by the IRR this month (August) the non-commercial herd of cattle accounted for just over 40% of the total cattle herd in 2015.

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IRR Press Release - ANC faces national defeat in 2019

5 August 2016 - The IRR says that the performance of the African National Congress (ANC) in the recent local elections raises the spectre of that party losing its national majority in the 2019 national and provincial elections.

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Cancer deaths increase in South Africa

5 July 2016 - A report published by the IRR has found an increase in the cancer death rate for South Africa for both men and women since 1994.

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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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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.

Sugar tax is a revenue grab that will have zero health benefit to SA and may worsen socio-economic circumstances

14 September 2016 - A report released by the IRR this morning shows that the proposed sugar tax will do almost nothing to improve the health of South Africans. It is rather an attempt to raise more money by a desperate government that is running short of revenue. The tax will place more financial pressure on already stressed households and worsen their socio-economic position.

Read More…

Winning the war on crime

6 September 2016 - The IRR has released a report titled “Winning the War on Crime in South Africa: A new Approach Community Policing”. The report sought to explore the crime-prevention options open to a society in which the police had proved unable to offer adequate safety and security.

Read More…

IRR welcomes Pretoria Girls High investigation

31 August 2016 - "The Institute of Race Relations is deeply concerned about the allegations of racism levelled at the management of the Pretoria High School for Girls in applying purported discriminatory practices regarding the application of the school’s hair policy."

Read More…

Shifting from BEE (for the few) to EED (for the many) in the vital mining sector

18 August - The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) intends to finalise its draft mining charter within the next two months. Thus far, it shows little sign of compromising on proposed BEE rules that raise the risk of mining in South Africa into the stratosphere, notes the IRR in a new issue of its @Liberty policy bulletin published on 16 August.

Read More…

The draft mining charter goes way beyond the generic BEE codes

17 August - The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) says that the draft mining charter it put forward in April this year is needed to align BEE obligations in mining with the generic codes. However, the draft charter often goes way beyond what the generic codes require, notes the IRR in a new issue of its @Liberty policy bulletin published yesterday.

Read More…

Non-commercial cattle account for two-fifths of total herd

08 August 2016 - According to the July edition of Fast Facts published by the IRR this month (August) the non-commercial herd of cattle accounted for just over 40% of the total cattle herd in 2015.

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IRR Press Release - ANC faces national defeat in 2019

5 August 2016 - The IRR says that the performance of the African National Congress (ANC) in the recent local elections raises the spectre of that party losing its national majority in the 2019 national and provincial elections.

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Cancer deaths increase in South Africa

5 July 2016 - A report published by the IRR has found an increase in the cancer death rate for South Africa for both men and women since 1994.

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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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