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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.

Silence from Presidency reflects contempt for citizens – IRR

25 April 2021 - Despite promising a reply within 14 days, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office has contemptuously disregarded a memorandum delivered by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) on 3 March calling the government to account for the widespread and continuing abuses which afflict citizens daily, undermining their prospects of living better lives and robbing them of hope for the future.

Expropriation Bill is about far more than implementation - Businesslive

22 April 2021 - The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) has an enviable record of policy analysis. While we at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) may have differences with its positions from time to time, SA would be a better and more prosperous place if its work had a greater influence on policy.

Racial hatred in Piet Retief - Politicsweb

20 April 2021 - There are two versions of how Zenzele and Mgcini Coka died on 9 April, but there was only one crowd outside the bail hearings of those the state has accused of the crime. The ANC and EFF demonstrations looked separate, but only for about ten minutes; they merged after the slogan ‘down with the farmer’ went through a few loud speakers.

De Lille declines invitation to clarify who must settle unpaid bonds after EWC – IRR

20 April 2021 - Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille has joined the Banking Association of South Africa (BASA) in turning down an invitation from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) to join a livestream discussion this week on the Expropriation Bill – and, specifically, on who will be liable to pay outstanding home loans on expropriated properties.

Good (but for some, unwelcome) news about racism in the UK - Politicsweb

19 April 2021 - When others were toppling statues, “taking the knee”, and jumping on the “Black Lives Matter” bandwagon, Boris Johnson set up a Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. Its report, published last month, has been dismissed by some critics as a whitewash and the ten-member commission’s chairman, Tony Sewell, branded as everything from an Uncle Tom to a Josef Goebbels lookalike.

Banks silent on fate of clients’ home loans – IRR

19 April 2021 - The Banking Association of South Africa (BASA) has turned down an invitation from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) to put forward its views on the implications of the Expropriation Bill for its clients – specifically, what it envisages happening to outstanding home loans on expropriated properties.

The real purpose of the EWC and Expropriation Bills - Biznews

15 April 2021 - Last week the Ad Hoc Committee responsible for drafting an expropriation-without- compensation (EWC) constitutional amendment bill (the EWC Bill) invited three ministers, including minister of mineral resources and energy Gwede Mantashe, to put forward their comments on its draft to date.

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