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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.

Fighting World War II on the home front - Politicsweb

4 May 2020 - The 8th and 9th May this week will mark the 75th anniversaries of Nazi Germany’s final surrender to the Western and Russian armies. South Africa’s contribution to victory was threefold: fighting in the air and on land and sea, keeping her ports open to Allied shipping, and making equipment for what Prime Minister Jan Smuts described as a “war of machines, science, and production”.

Nationalising healthcare is not the best medicine for South Africa - Daily Maverick

3 May 2020 - Applying first-world solutions to South Africa, a poor and extremely poorly administered, corrupt country is not just naïve, it is dangerous. For the proposal of nationalising the private health sector to come on top of the horrors of the Covid-19 pandemic and the maladministered recession we suffered even before the pandemic, is sickening.

Robin Hood tax on SA’s richest as economy is ‘reset’ - Biznews

29 April 2020 - In the midst of massive and rare occurrences that have a severe impact – ‘Black Swan’ events, – forecasts have little credibility. The key determining factor of the depth and length of the Covid-19 depression is how long the lockdown and restrictions will last. That is a big unknown.

Letter: Don’t confuse the messenger with the message - Businesslive

29 April 2020 - Ismail Lagardien mistakes the Daily Friend, an online media platform published by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), for the institute’s website and goes on to mistake the sentiments of a columnist published on the platform as the institute’s opinion (America First and ‘economy first’ are not the only options, April 28).

The vital need to lift the lockdown – IRR

28 April 2020 - Mounting hunger, hardship and economic decline underscore the necessity of South Africa’s lifting the current lockdown, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has argued in its submission to the government on the national response to the Covid-19 crisis.

The West and the Soviets in WW2 - Politicsweb

27 April 2020 - It is fashionable these days to decry the role of the Western Allies in destroying Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime on the grounds that the Russians did most of the fighting in Europe and suffered vastly more casualties, both of which arguments are true.

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