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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: More whites wanted in defence but fewer in the police - 18 January 2011.

Two departments in the security cluster aim to implement employment equity targets that have contradictory objectives. One wants to increase the proportion of white people in its ranks while the other intends to do the exact opposite, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: The school, not race, makes the difference - 17 January 2011.

A pupil's chances of passing matric improve dramatically if they attend a former 'Model C' school, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: No-fee schools account for more than half of all South African schools - 17 January 2011.

No-fee schools make up 55% of all South Africa's public schools, and account for 43% of all pupils attending public schools, according to the latest South Africa Survey, to be released next week by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

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Press Release: Awaiting-trial detainees are driving prison overcrowding - 17 January 2011.

The degree of prison overcrowding for awaiting-trial detainees rose by 1 044% and for sentenced prisoners by 18% between 1995 and 2009, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Independent schooling growing apace in South Africa - 17 January 2011.

The number of pupils attending independent schools in South Africa increased by 50% between 2000 and 2009. At the same time the number of pupils attending public schools increased only 1.6%, according to the latest South Africa Survey, to be published by the South African Institute of Race Relations next week in Johannesburg.

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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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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: More whites wanted in defence but fewer in the police - 18 January 2011.

Two departments in the security cluster aim to implement employment equity targets that have contradictory objectives. One wants to increase the proportion of white people in its ranks while the other intends to do the exact opposite, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: The school, not race, makes the difference - 17 January 2011.

A pupil's chances of passing matric improve dramatically if they attend a former 'Model C' school, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: No-fee schools account for more than half of all South African schools - 17 January 2011.

No-fee schools make up 55% of all South Africa's public schools, and account for 43% of all pupils attending public schools, according to the latest South Africa Survey, to be released next week by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

Read More…

Press Release: Awaiting-trial detainees are driving prison overcrowding - 17 January 2011.

The degree of prison overcrowding for awaiting-trial detainees rose by 1 044% and for sentenced prisoners by 18% between 1995 and 2009, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Independent schooling growing apace in South Africa - 17 January 2011.

The number of pupils attending independent schools in South Africa increased by 50% between 2000 and 2009. At the same time the number of pupils attending public schools increased only 1.6%, according to the latest South Africa Survey, to be published by the South African Institute of Race Relations next week in Johannesburg.

Read More…

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.

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