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.

Expanded BEE rules set to bleed the masses - Biznews

12 March 2020 - BEE public procurement policies have long harmed the millions of unemployed and disadvantaged South Africans heavily dependent on the state for vital goods and services. But instead of ending costly ‘tenderpreneurship’, the National Treasury is intent on ratcheting up its BEE requirements under the Draft Public Procurement Bill of 2020 (the Bill) – gazetted last month for public comment by 31 May, 2020.

An independent water regulator is essential in SA – IRR

12 March 2020 - The appointment of an independent water regulator is essential if South Africa is to overcome its perpetual water crisis. This is one of the key findings of a paper published by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) today.

SA’s COVID-19 risk assessment; don’t panic, adjust creatively - Biznews

11 March 2020 - n a Johannesburg supermarket earlier this week, I saw a man fill about half his trolley with small bottles of hand sanitiser. He was smiling at the check-out counter and evidently relieved. A nearby pharmacy has been out of hand sanitiser for the past week. This was textbook panic buying.

History shows us why socialism doesn’t work - Biznews

10 March 2020 - We at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) have written often about the African National Congress’s inability to shake off the ‘cult’ of socialism, notwithstanding the immeasurable evidence globally of the failures of socialism, in the economy, in human development and in upholding human rights.

No time to relax on EWC - Politicsweb

9 March 2020 - No sooner had the American secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, issued a warning to South Africa that its proposed expropriation policy would be "disastrous" than his ambassador in South Africa, Lana Marks, said it was not going to happen.

IRR calls for postponement of EWC public hearings in light of COVID-19 risk

6 March 2020 - The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) yesterday sent a letter to Dr Mathole Motshekga, chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Amending Section 25 of the Constitution, urgently requesting the postponement of all public hearings relating to the parliamentary process of expropriation without compensation (EWC) in view of the risk of such hearings promoting the spread of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus.

IRR to deliver letter on EWC to Standard Bank and Old Mutual

5 March 2020 - The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) will deliver open letters to Standard Bank in Johannesburg today at 11am and on Friday to the offices of Old Mutual at 11am. These letters will be in relation to their positions on the expropriation of property without compensation (EWC). The letters to be delivered are a hard copy of the open letters sent to both companies in early February 2020, to which the IRR received no reply.

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