Every week we reach hundreds of thousands of people through placing arguments in the media in support of the principles we stand for. No other advocacy group in the country does as much as we do to promote support for policies that defend your right, and that of your community, to make decisions about your own life free from counter-productive government interference.

Reverse De Ruyter’s resignation

15 December 2022 - Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has reportedly tendered his resignation, but this should be reversed without delay by way of a public declaration of full confidence in him by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Great promise in sex work decriminalisation initiative – IRR

12 December 2022 - The South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) welcomes the proposal to decriminalise the sale and purchase of sexual services through the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill. If adopted, the bill would represent a significant step in favour of civil liberty.

Release Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala answers, IRR urges Public Protector

9 December 2022 - The IRR has urged Acting Public Protector Kholeka Gcaleka to release the answers that President Cyril Ramaphosa gave to the famous “31 Phala Phala questions” that Public Protector Bhusisiwe Mkhwebane put to the President two days before he suspended her on June 9, 2022.

South Africans deserve an early election

2 December 2022 - Over a month ago IRR Project Manager Terence Corrigan proposed that an early election, in terms of Section 50 of the Constitution, should be triggered to halt national “regression”. This call has now been tabled by the leader of the official opposition, John Steenhuisen, which is a significant step towards South African citizens weighing in on the national crisis.

Impeachment panel omits allegations of Ramaphosa cover-up

1 December 2022 - Yesterday the Parliamentary Independent Panel investigating impeachment allegations found that President Cyril Ramaphosa is “guilty” on four serious charges relating to the Phala Phala scandal, but evidence on one of the most dangerous allegations was expressly, and alarmingly, omitted.

Only the suffering of ‘big people’ matters - Biznews

28 November 2022 - Janusz Walus, who in 1993 assassinated Chris Hani, the Communist Party leader, will be released on parole. This was the decision of the Constitutional Court last week. The decision has caused outrage in many quarters. Limpho Hani, Hani’s widow, called it “diabolical”. It has stirred up old controversies about the strange circumstances surrounding the assassination. More important, it has reawakened deep and disturbing moral questions about our reactions to the cold-blooded murder of different types of people.

SAA’s future up in the air - Biznews

24 November 2022 - About 18 months ago the word from the government was that the future of South African Airways (SAA), the bankrupt state-owned airline, was all solved.

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