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IRR TV, the IRR's exclusive television channel is jam-packed with interviews, reports, research, and policy solutions

Freedom versus Censorship

Should there be any limits on free speech? If there should be restrictions, how do we determine where these ought to be placed? In this episode, Gwen and Mark offer nuanced discussion around these questions. They also examine why we should value free speech in the first place.

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Freedom versus Religion

Freedom of religion is taken to be a foundational kind of freedom. What role, if any, should the state play when it comes to religion? And how, if at all, should religion be incorporated in schools? Gwen and Mark consider these questions by carefully examining the relationship between freedom and religion.

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Freedom versus Affirmative Action

What does justice require in terms of wrongs committed in the past or in terms of inequality of opportunity? If justice demands compensatory or corrective measures, is there any tension at all between affirmative action and freedom? Gwen and Mark explore different affirmative action models and how these stack up against each other, delving into the often glossed-over but very important nuances of the topic.

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Wathint’ abafazi wathinti’ imbokodo ‘You strike a woman, you strike a rock’

A look at the importance of women in South Africa. For a better South Africa, policy focus should therefore be on the increased inclusion of women in the economy as well as emphasis on the various forms of security of women.

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What is the future of the ANC?

18 July 2017 – Which direction could the ANC take? IRR COO Gwen Ngwenya tells it as it is in four possible scenarios.

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Bell Pottinger guilty, but what about us?

13 July 2017 – After British PR firm Bell Pottinger conceded this past week that they acted unethically in adding fuel to an already volatile society when they fabricated rumours about white monopoly capital, Gwen Ngwenya, IRR COO, asks why we don't hold our politicians to the same level of scrutiny.

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What will South Africa's future look like?

10 July 2017 – IRR CEO Frans Cronje on his scenario trilogy.

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Why is South Africa in recession?

6 July 2017 – IRR CEO Frans Cronje on why South Africa is in recession.

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ANC lacks clear policy leadership

3 July 2017 – IRR CEO on the ANC's National Policy Conference.

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A Time Traveler's guide to SA in 2030

30 June 2017 – A Time Traveller's Guide to South Africa in 2030 introduces a brand new set of scenarios that explains what is happening in the country, why it is happening, and what is going to happen next.

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Flemming Rose: Importance of Freedom of Expression

The South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) invited Danish journalist Flemming Rose to deliver our Hoernlé lecture in Johannesburg and Cape Town. This video is a recording of his lecture on Wednesday the 10th of May at the Johannesburg Country Club.

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EED is for real empowerment, whereas BEE has failed

4 April 2017 – Whether President Jacob Zuma stays or goes in response to the public outcry over his firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan is important for many issues, including the terms of any nuclear deal with Russia. However, it will have no impact on South Africa’s most pressing policy challenge of all – how to empower the disadvantaged, says the IRR in a new report published today.

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South Africa's Immigrants – Building a New Economy

13 March 2017 – Most refugees and immigrants who come to South Africa seeking a better life, manage to do so. This report investigates how they achieve the seemingly impossible and what South Africans can learn from this.

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South Africa's mining industry must start blowing its own trumpet

27 February 2017 – The mining sector does not get the credit it deserves for its contribution to the South African economy, says the Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

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Budget 2017: Has government squeezed avenues of revenue too far?

22 February 2017 – The IRR's chief operating officer Gwen Ngwenya on how the Treasury is planning an exercise in extracting blood from a stone by squeezing an already over bled tax base.

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SA mining regulations need urgent reform

The mining sector in South Africa is in trouble, but not all hope is lost. Dr Frans Cronje, CEO of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in South Africa explains why it is necessary for mining in South Africa to learn from it's neighbours.

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Reasons for hope

Service delivery over the past twenty years has not delivered according to the dire needs of South Africans, but there is hope explains dr. Frans Cronje of the Institute of Race Relations in South Africa.

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Fees can fall, but first by Sara Gon

Sara Gon, policy fellow of the Institute of Race Relations in South Africa says fees can fall, but first, this following has to happen.

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Risk Report

Dr Frans Cronje, CEO of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in South Africa explains what the risk report is and where to obtain it.

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Many more protests in SA

Kerwin Lebone, head of Centre for Risk Analysis at the Institute of Race Relations in South Africa explains how protests have increased over the past years. SHOW MORE

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IRR TV

Freedom versus Censorship

Should there be any limits on free speech? If there should be restrictions, how do we determine where these ought to be placed? In this episode, Gwen and Mark offer nuanced discussion around these questions. They also examine why we should value free speech in the first place.

Read More…

Freedom versus Religion

Freedom of religion is taken to be a foundational kind of freedom. What role, if any, should the state play when it comes to religion? And how, if at all, should religion be incorporated in schools? Gwen and Mark consider these questions by carefully examining the relationship between freedom and religion.

Read More…

Freedom versus Affirmative Action

What does justice require in terms of wrongs committed in the past or in terms of inequality of opportunity? If justice demands compensatory or corrective measures, is there any tension at all between affirmative action and freedom? Gwen and Mark explore different affirmative action models and how these stack up against each other, delving into the often glossed-over but very important nuances of the topic.

Read More…

Wathint’ abafazi wathinti’ imbokodo ‘You strike a woman, you strike a rock’

A look at the importance of women in South Africa. For a better South Africa, policy focus should therefore be on the increased inclusion of women in the economy as well as emphasis on the various forms of security of women.

Read More…

What is the future of the ANC?

18 July 2017 – Which direction could the ANC take? IRR COO Gwen Ngwenya tells it as it is in four possible scenarios.

Read More…

Bell Pottinger guilty, but what about us?

13 July 2017 – After British PR firm Bell Pottinger conceded this past week that they acted unethically in adding fuel to an already volatile society when they fabricated rumours about white monopoly capital, Gwen Ngwenya, IRR COO, asks why we don't hold our politicians to the same level of scrutiny.

Read More…

What will South Africa's future look like?

10 July 2017 – IRR CEO Frans Cronje on his scenario trilogy.

Read More…

Why is South Africa in recession?

6 July 2017 – IRR CEO Frans Cronje on why South Africa is in recession.

Read More…

ANC lacks clear policy leadership

3 July 2017 – IRR CEO on the ANC's National Policy Conference.

Read More…

A Time Traveler's guide to SA in 2030

30 June 2017 – A Time Traveller's Guide to South Africa in 2030 introduces a brand new set of scenarios that explains what is happening in the country, why it is happening, and what is going to happen next.

Read More…

Flemming Rose: Importance of Freedom of Expression

The South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) invited Danish journalist Flemming Rose to deliver our Hoernlé lecture in Johannesburg and Cape Town. This video is a recording of his lecture on Wednesday the 10th of May at the Johannesburg Country Club.

Read More…

EED is for real empowerment, whereas BEE has failed

4 April 2017 – Whether President Jacob Zuma stays or goes in response to the public outcry over his firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan is important for many issues, including the terms of any nuclear deal with Russia. However, it will have no impact on South Africa’s most pressing policy challenge of all – how to empower the disadvantaged, says the IRR in a new report published today.

Read More…

South Africa's Immigrants – Building a New Economy

13 March 2017 – Most refugees and immigrants who come to South Africa seeking a better life, manage to do so. This report investigates how they achieve the seemingly impossible and what South Africans can learn from this.

Read More…

South Africa's mining industry must start blowing its own trumpet

27 February 2017 – The mining sector does not get the credit it deserves for its contribution to the South African economy, says the Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

Read More…

Budget 2017: Has government squeezed avenues of revenue too far?

22 February 2017 – The IRR's chief operating officer Gwen Ngwenya on how the Treasury is planning an exercise in extracting blood from a stone by squeezing an already over bled tax base.

Read More…

SA mining regulations need urgent reform

The mining sector in South Africa is in trouble, but not all hope is lost. Dr Frans Cronje, CEO of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in South Africa explains why it is necessary for mining in South Africa to learn from it's neighbours.

Read More…

Reasons for hope

Service delivery over the past twenty years has not delivered according to the dire needs of South Africans, but there is hope explains dr. Frans Cronje of the Institute of Race Relations in South Africa.

Read More…

Fees can fall, but first by Sara Gon

Sara Gon, policy fellow of the Institute of Race Relations in South Africa says fees can fall, but first, this following has to happen.

Read More…

Risk Report

Dr Frans Cronje, CEO of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in South Africa explains what the risk report is and where to obtain it.

Read More…

Many more protests in SA

Kerwin Lebone, head of Centre for Risk Analysis at the Institute of Race Relations in South Africa explains how protests have increased over the past years. SHOW MORE

Read More…

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