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.

How Julius Malema destroyed the NPA’s case against Jacob Zuma in 365 days

10 May 2018 – The latest report from the IRR, ‘Year One: How Julius Malema destroyed the NPA’s case against Jacob Zuma in 365 days’ examines the primary role played by the then ANC Youth League leader in the destruction of the National Prosecuting Authority’s original case against former President Zuma.

Making land reform successful - News24

8 May 2018 - If the government really wanted to establish black commercial farmers, this is what it would do. My colleagues who deal with agriculture and land reform have done some sums around livestock farming.

South Africa's deficient education system - News24

8 May 2018 - South Africa's deficient education system is the single greatest obstacle to socio-economic advancement, replicating rather than reversing patterns of unemployment, poverty, and inequality, and effectively denying the majority of young people the chance of a middle-class life.

Is it really about land reform? - Daily Maverick

7 May 2018 - President Cyril Ramaphosa has termed it the “original sin”. Land must be returned, deputy president David Mabuza adds, to its “rightful owners”. The Economic Freedom Fighters said on Human Rights Day that “until there is justice and equality in relation to land, until the dignity of black people is restored through access to land”, the humans rights project would be “incomplete”. Academic and public intellectual Nomboniso Gasa remarks revealingly: ‘Land is not just about land. It is a metaphor for freedom, belonging and security.

Mondli Makhanya and the monster in our midst - Politicsweb

6 May 2018 - The said monster was the "disease" of anti-black racism that is supposedly to be found all over the country, supposedly typified by Vicky Momberg. Mr Makhanya said he found it hard to believe the IRR's finding that 77% of black respondents to a survey had said they had "never personally experienced racism". Where, he asked, did the IRR find these people?

Gwede Mantashe destroys big chance for SA in sneaky mining charter challenge - BizNews

3 May 2018 - Mantashe has decided to go back to court to contest the declaratory order obtained by the Chamber of Mines three weeks ago. Although that decision has been most widely reported for upholding the ‘once empowered always empowered principle’, Mantashe seems to be protesting a different aspect of the judgment – its assertion that the charter is not legally binding on mineral rights holders.

Shucking off the hang-ups that keep brake on real change - Business Day

30 April 2018 - The times in which one only had to be a white person in order to have an identity of one’s own now belong in the distant past. These words are not mine. Nor is the sentiment even remotely proximate to my own. In fact, it’s quite difficult to pin down what this sentence actually means.

Letter: Setback for mining sector - Business Day

30 April 2018 - The decision by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe to challenge a high-court ruling on the once empowered, always empowered principle is a potentially serious setback for the mining industry and the South African economy. The challenge may ultimately progress all the way to the Constitutional Court. Should that happen the effect will be to inject at least another two years of uncertainty into the mining policy environment.

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