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.

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.

When the commander-in-chief goes AWOL - Politicsweb

19 July 2021 - In his speech on Monday last week (12th July), Cyril Ramaphosa reminded us twice that he was commander-in-chief of the defence force. But by the time he had been persuaded to increase the number of troops deployed against the mayhem in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng from 2 500 to 25 000, local communities had already mounted their own defences.

Three proposals to #SaveTheEconomy

19 July 2021 - Last week, the Institute of Race Relations launched a campaign to #SaveTheEconomy. Through its Racism Is NOT The Problem initiative, the IRR sent letters to politicians and the CEOs of banks to obtain their backing in reviving the economy.

Letter: Look more closely at Institute of Race Relations - Businesslive

18 July 2021 - It is the grandchildren of Edgar Brookes, a founder and president of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), who dishonour their grandfather’s proud legacy in their rancorous mischaracterisation of the IRR’s present-day position (“IRR not continuing the legacy of its founders”, July 14).

Closer to the brink of a new political realignment - News24

16 July 2021 - In May of 1976, the chairperson of the West Rand Administration Board, which had taken over the administration of Soweto three years earlier, told the Rand Daily Mail that "the broad masses of Soweto are perfectly content, perfectly happy". In June of that year, Soweto erupted.

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