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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: African home ownership figures higher than those of other races - 24 January 2011.

Far more Africans live in fully paid-up homes than is the case with other race groups, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Western Cape municipalities providing far more free basic services than other provinces - 24 January 2011.

The proportion of households receiving free basic services from Western Cape municipalities was significantly higher than the average provided to households nationally in 2009. Some 82%, 69%, and 52% of Western Cape households received free basic water, sanitation, and solid waste management services respectively. The corresponding national figures were 58%, 33%, and 23%.

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Press Release: More people living in urban areas than ever before - 24 January 2011.

More people in South Africa live in urban areas than ever before. Some 52% of South Africans lived in urban areas in 1990, but this proportion went up to 62% in 2010.

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Press Release: Murder more rife in rural areas - 19 January 2011.

A person in South Africa has the highest likelihood of being murdered in the Cacadu District municipality of the Eastern Cape, sexually assaulted in the Xhariep District of the Free State, violently robbed personally or at their business premises in the City of Johannesburg, and is most vulnerable to attack if they own a home in the Metsweding District of Gauteng, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Police protection service personnel rise the fastest - 18 January 2011.

The number of protection and security services personnel in the police increased 20 times faster than the number of detectives and ten times faster than visible policing staff, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Increase in African graduates shows higher education has transformed - 18 January 2011.

The number of Africans being awarded degrees by South African universities has increased by more than 300%, according to data from the latest South Africa Survey, to be released by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg next week.

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Press Release: Handful of universities most prolific - 18 January 2011.

The University of South Africa (Unisa) is the most productive university in the country, accounting for 12.8% of all degrees conferred by a total of 23 public universities and universities of technology, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Number of graduating teachers on the increase - 18 January 2011.

The number of students registering for teaching qualifications has increased significantly, according to the latest South Africa Survey, to be published next week by the South African Instittue of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

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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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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: African home ownership figures higher than those of other races - 24 January 2011.

Far more Africans live in fully paid-up homes than is the case with other race groups, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Western Cape municipalities providing far more free basic services than other provinces - 24 January 2011.

The proportion of households receiving free basic services from Western Cape municipalities was significantly higher than the average provided to households nationally in 2009. Some 82%, 69%, and 52% of Western Cape households received free basic water, sanitation, and solid waste management services respectively. The corresponding national figures were 58%, 33%, and 23%.

Read More…

Press Release: More people living in urban areas than ever before - 24 January 2011.

More people in South Africa live in urban areas than ever before. Some 52% of South Africans lived in urban areas in 1990, but this proportion went up to 62% in 2010.

Read More…

Press Release: Murder more rife in rural areas - 19 January 2011.

A person in South Africa has the highest likelihood of being murdered in the Cacadu District municipality of the Eastern Cape, sexually assaulted in the Xhariep District of the Free State, violently robbed personally or at their business premises in the City of Johannesburg, and is most vulnerable to attack if they own a home in the Metsweding District of Gauteng, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Police protection service personnel rise the fastest - 18 January 2011.

The number of protection and security services personnel in the police increased 20 times faster than the number of detectives and ten times faster than visible policing staff, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Increase in African graduates shows higher education has transformed - 18 January 2011.

The number of Africans being awarded degrees by South African universities has increased by more than 300%, according to data from the latest South Africa Survey, to be released by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg next week.

Read More…

Press Release: Handful of universities most prolific - 18 January 2011.

The University of South Africa (Unisa) is the most productive university in the country, accounting for 12.8% of all degrees conferred by a total of 23 public universities and universities of technology, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Number of graduating teachers on the increase - 18 January 2011.

The number of students registering for teaching qualifications has increased significantly, according to the latest South Africa Survey, to be published next week by the South African Instittue of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

Read More…

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…

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