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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.

Letter: Responses to race and inequality show muddled thinking - Businesslive

18 November 2019 - There is no question that most South Africans who need and deserve real help 25 years down the line are black, and it is they who will be the primary beneficiaries of any policy based on disadvantage rather than race. Race casts a long shadow over SA society, but it is the persistent disadvantage — which burdens black people most of all — that needs fixing.

Ramaphosa needs a "war room" against strikes - Politicsweb

18 November 2019 - If part of President Ramaphosa's much-vaunted "game plan" includes one to deal with a major public sector strike, he would be unwise to reveal it. But his two years in office have yet to show that he has the necessary qualities of courage and generalship.

Letter: SAA a microcosm - Businesslive

14 November 2019 - What makes the whole saga so important is that it captures the conundrum and contradictions the ANC and its alliance partners will soon face on a national level. An airline can be shut down, sold or further subsidised — and if union action ultimately causes either of the first two results the irony will be particularly great. However, a country is a very different matter; it cannot be shut down or sold — it can only be bailed out, reformed or allowed to collapse.

IRR welcomes further engagement with Public Protector’s office over Lesufi probe

14 November 2019 - Representatives of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) today met investigators from the Public Protector’s office regarding the IRR’s complaint against the Gauteng Department of Education under the leadership of MEC Panyaza Lesufi relating to worrying indications of maladministration within the department.

We need to talk about Mmusi – IRR - The Citizen

14 November 2019 - Set against the status quo of chronic unemployment, dysfunctional schooling, appalling health services, high crime rates, pitifully low economic growth, and dwindling opportunities for upward mobility – all of which impinge most harshly on poor black South Africans – there is good reason to argue that it’s the “progressive” agenda that spurns the project of historical redress, not least for wilfully ignoring alternative ideas expressly crafted to secure genuine liberation.

Mabuza doesn’t care about the fate of gays in Africa – IRR

14 November 2019 - South Africa’s reluctance to defend LGBTQ rights in Africa is tragic. The prevailing notion throughout much of Africa that same-sex activity is considered a Western phenomenon is precisely the reason why South Africa – a prominent member of the African Union and the most progressive country when it comes to LGBTQ rights – should actively work to change that narrative.

Mantashe bangs the race drum again - Bizcommunity

13 November 2019 - In South Africa, half the 16- to 34-year-old age cohort are not employed...These young people, the truly disadvantaged, are overwhelmingly black. Their numbers have grown steadily for over 20 years. They will continue to be excluded in ever growing numbers so long as Mantashe and his comrades continue to impose their arbitrary quota requirements on what would otherwise be thriving industries.

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