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.

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Media Release: Institute backs COSATU on civil society initiative - 21st November 2010

The CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations, John Kane-Berman, has spoken out in defence of efforts by the Congress of South African Trade Unions to promote the role of civil society organizations in the country. COSATU came in for considerable criticism from both the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) after inviting a group of civil society organizations to a meeting in Boksburg in October. Kane-Berman has described the criticism directed at COSATU as “Stalinism straight and simple”.

Media Release: Statement by the South African Institute of Race Relations: Police 'out of touch with reality' over Gugulethu murder - 16th November 2010.

As international and local media agencies have reported a British national and his wife were attacked in the township of Gugulethu on the urban periphery of Cape Town while honeymooning in the city. The couple were kidnapped by armed robbers and the wife was later found murdered. In response to media coverage the South African Police Force has released a statement expressing shock at the murder.

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