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.

Press Release: Where do all the condoms go? 27th March 2013.

The condom distribution target was missed by 60% in the 2011/12 financial year according to the South African Institute of Race Relations. Some 399 million condoms, both male and female, were distributed, against a target of just over one billion.

Press Release: New mining bill could send SA tumbling further down ‘Fraser’ index - 13 March 2013.

South Africa has recently dropped to 64th out of 96 on the 2012-2013 Fraser Institute’s international policy potential index, which measures the attractiveness to investors of different mining countries. “If the draft Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill of 2012 (the Bill) is made law, the country’s score is sure to tumble further,” says the South African Institute of Race Relations. “For the Bill ignores economic reality, while giving the mining minister many more discretionary powers.”

Press Release: Unionisation buoyed by public sector - 4th March 2013.

A third of all workers in the formal, non-agricultural sector in South Africa belong to a trade union. This is according to figures compiled by the South African Institute of Race Relations. By contrast, the rate of unionisation in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) group of countries in 2011 was 18%. The rate of unionisation refers to the percentage of workers belonging to a trade union as a proportion of total people employed.

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