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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.

IEC forestalls court and democracy – IRR

30 July 2021 - The Electoral Commission (IEC) has confirmed that it has yet to approach any court for permission to delay municipal elections constitutionally mandated for 27 October despite the urging of its own July 20 report (the “Moseneke Report”) that it “must approach” a court “with deliberate speed” to resolve the problem.

Put the real culprits on trial while business rebuilds - Politicsweb

26 July 2021 - After the ruin, disgrace, and misery of the recent anarchy, South Africans are witnessing something inspiring as shopping malls are rebuilt, shelves restocked, security enhanced, and business struggles back to normal. All this will take weeks, months, and even years, and it will cost a vast amount of money, but a start was made even before this country’s police and their political superiors got their act together and helped civil society curb the violence.

Why the Firearms Control Act must be rejected – Terence Corrigan - Biznews

26 July 2021 - Any prospective piece of legislation must be evaluated from two perspectives. The first is whether the goal is to be supported. The second is whether the means by which this is done is consonant with good governance and a healthy relationship between the state and its people. Outcomes and process in other words. If either is deficient – no matter how appealing its counterpart is – the legislation should be viewed with great scepticism. Indeed, it should be rejected.

IRR launches petition to #SaveTheVote

26 July 2021 - The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) calls on South Africans to support the petition launched today to oppose the postponement of the 2021 local government elections scheduled for October. The third Covid-19 wave has crested, as scientists predicted, making the case for conducting constitutionally mandated regular elections plain.

Vandalism of the economy comes in different forms - Newsi

23 July 2021 - The defining image of South Africa, both for us in the country and those watching from abroad, in past weeks was not a positive one. It was of mobs plundering shopping centres of their goods, sometimes torching what remained. It was of roads blockaded, and vehicles under attack. It was of shopkeepers, taxi-owners and hastily assembled vigilante groups blocking off roads to keep the chaos at bay.

IRR challenges IEC report on free and fair elections

23 July 2021 - The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has written to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to challenge the findings of its report on whether the municipal election scheduled for October would be free and fair, to query its procedural integrity, and to urge that it executes its constitutional duty to administer free and fair elections before municipal government dissolves nationwide.

Looters show SA’s EWC future

20 July 2021 - The violent disturbances of the past week gave South Africans an inkling of what awaits them if legislation enabling the government to expropriate land and improvements thereon without compensation is passed.

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