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.

IRR launches #SaveTheOpposition campaign

7 October 2019 - The IRR today launches its #SaveTheOpposition campaign in reaction to the dire state of opposition politics in South Africa. The need for such a campaign became painfully clear over the past week, when factional warfare within the Democratic Alliance (DA) flared up in public. The aim of the campaign is to highlight what should be done to ensure that opposition parties remain a check on a dangerous government implementing destructive policies.

Detonation in the DA - Politicsweb

7 October 2019 - All it took was a little nudge and all the assurances of unity and introspection within the party came tumbling down to expose an organisation in terrible trouble.

Report "health outcome" or lose your doctor's licence - Politicsweb

6 October 2019 - Barely noticed in most of the media comment on the "final findings and recommendations report" of the Health Market Enquiry published towards the end of last month is the proposed establishment of an entirely new regulatory body to monitor "health outcomes".

Zille voluntarily suspends fellowship at IRR

4 October 2019 - Helen Zille has voluntarily suspended her position as Senior Policy Fellow at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), following her decision to submit nomination forms to contest the position of chair of the Federal Council of the Democratic Alliance.

Zille at Parliament tomorrow for NHI handover – IRR

1 October 2019 - Helen Zille, Senior Policy Fellow at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) and former Premier of the Western Cape, will tomorrow deliver to Parliament the names of 40 000 South Africans who support the IRR’s alternative proposal to solve the country’s healthcare crisis.

Treasury paper could be first step towards vital reforms – IRR

30 September 2019 - The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) broadly welcomes the economic discussion paper recently released to the public by Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni, and believes the Treasury is providing ‘valuable leadership in South Africa’s battle of ideas’.

Letter: Land is not the main issue

30 September 2019 - The land question, while being an important one, is far from being the most pressing issue this country faces. A far greater challenge is the crisis of joblessness.

Treasury's growth plan deserves more support than it is getting

30 September 2019 - A month has passed since the National Treasury published its "economic strategy" proposals. Some 700 submissions about them have evidently been made. Regrettably, however, the proposals have not received enough of the public support they merit.

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