Media

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.

ConCourt election judgment sets worrying precedent - IRR

20 September 2021 - The Constitutional Court has judged that the Electoral Commission’s (IEC) general powers include the power to cancel a deadline on its electoral timetable that has already passed. In particular, the IEC’s decision on September 6 to cancel the candidate nominations deadline of August 23 has been allowed to stand.

Letter: ANC not interested in accountability

16 September 2021 - The news that the ANC has opted to recommend minimal changes to the way we elect our representatives at provincial and national level is disappointing but not surprising.

IRR returns to ConCourt to help #SaveTheVote

15 September 2021 - The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) is filing papers once again as a friend of the court, amicus curiae, to oppose what it regards as an existential threat to credible national municipal elections this year.

Letter: Doubling down, not tightening up - Businesslive

14 September 2021 - People are surprised and — dare we say it — a little shocked, at news that President Cyril Ramaphosa was involved in greenlighting the release of former president Jacob Zuma on medical parole (“Of flies and tigers ­— and the ANC's forked tongue”, September 13).

"Free us from the shackles of labour laws" - Politicsweb

13 September 2021 - South Africa’s tragically high unemployment has frequently been described as a “ticking time bomb”. To what extent unemployment contributed to the violence in July in Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng is difficult to determine. For its part, the African National Congress (ANC) sees no connection or doesn’t care anyway, for its policy response amounts to a collective shrug of the shoulders.

Pandemic spawns spectacle of antiscience fatuity - Businesslive

13 September 2021 - Though I knew perfectly well that if I googled the cause of an acute pain in my right-hand index finger I would invariably find that it was caused by a rare form of cancer, I nevertheless went ahead earlier this year, and asked Google to identify the condition that manifested in a bumpy patch of soreness on the right side of my back.

Letter: Section 25 report ‘an escalation in the move on property rights’ - Businesslive

10 September 2021 - The ad hoc committee on amending section 25 of the constitution has formally issued its report confirming the intention to amend the constitution. This will not only establish explicitly the constitutional permissibility of expropriation of “land and any improvements thereon”, it will define land as “the common heritage of all citizens that the state must safeguard for future generations” and institute a mandate for “state custodianship of certain land”.

IRR welcomes ConCourt decision to hear case on candidates’ list

10 September 2021 - Last week the Constitutional Court dismissed the EFF’s request to reopen candidate nominations, but – with the ANC having failed to complete its candidate lists – the IEC decided it would reopen the lists anyway, a matter that is now back before the court.

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