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.

Letter: Government making things worse, not better - The Star

10 June 2020 - The 172% hike in the taxi fare for a trip from Alexandra to Sandton, from R11 to R30, illustrates the effects of the government’s unjustifiable insistence on maintaining zombie elements of its destructive and wasted lockdown, forcing the poorest South Africans into even further hardship.

Media briefing: IMF donor nations will be made aware of SA government’s dangerous policy intentions – IRR

9 June 2020 - The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) will this week be writing an open letter to some of the largest donor nations to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to urge them, in considering any appeal for relief from South Africa, to bear in mind the implications of government policy, its damaging effects on the economy and on the country’s prospects of creating a stable, fair and prosperous future.

The most unusual advertising campaign in history? - Politicsweb

8 June 2020 - It must be one of the most unusual advertising campaigns in history – the billions of rands the government has spent bailing out South African Airways (SAA) and otherwise attempting to keep it going despite the chronic fecklessness and incompetence (and worse) of its controlling shareholder.

SA’s R4 trillion pension pot in ANC’s crosshairs – Neasa

8 June 2020 - The South African Communist Party (SACP), which has long used its dominance over the African National Congress (ANC) to set the policy agenda for the ruling party, reiterated last week that it wants to ‘mobilise’ the ‘ample resources’ in both ‘public and private financial institutions’ to finance ‘sustainable recovery and development’ by introducing ‘investment requirements’ or ‘prescribed assets’.

IRR warns against planned pension grab

5 June 2020 - The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) notes with concern media reports that elements in the tripartite alliance are considering using ‘prescribed assets’ to help fund South Africa’s economic growth.

Risk to SA in the ANC continuing its 10-Year Lockdown – IRR

4 June 2020 - A continuation of South Africa’s unacknowledged policy lockdown of the past decade – with increased state control and yet more radical policy-making – will only deepen the post-pandemic economic crisis and scupper the country’s hopes of growth and rising prosperity.

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