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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.

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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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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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.

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.

Read More…

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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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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