Media Releases

May 11, 2010
The IRR puts out in the region of 50 media releases annually drawing attention to its major research and policy findings.

In addition you are welcome, as a journalist, to contact an IRR analyst at any time to help you source a piece of information on South Africa. Contact us for more info.

The road less travelled – swift action needed to prevent SA’s slide towards ‘rocky road’ economy

14 August 2015 – Dr Frans Cronje, Scenario Planner and CEO of SA Institute of Race Relations (IRR), recently spoke at the second annual Sanlam Investments and Glacier by Sanlam i3 Summit in Johannesburg. He spoke of the high and low road scenarios for South Africa and what South Africa urgently needs to address to change our economic outlook. Please find the press release published by Sanlam Investments here.

The IRR's 10-point plan for jobs

24 June 2015 – Job security for some has been achieved at the price of unemployment for others who might have benefited from a more adaptable and flexible regulatory environment.

Racism of “the worst order” in the BEE generic codes?

10 June 2015 – In an article published today in BizNews, the IRR points out that the Government seems to have quietly amended the BEE codes to discourage the appointment of Indian and so-called ‘coloured’ people to senior posts.

IRR warns on tourism industry/new travel regulations

21 May 2015 – The IRR has warned that onerous new travel regulations (specifically the requirement that children travel with an unabridged birth certificate) to be enforced by the Department of Home Affairs within the next month will harm South Africa's tourism industry.

SA government doing more to hinder than to help

4 May 2015 – Contrary to what it claims, the Government is doing more to hinder than to help young people participate in the economy, says the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

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