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: Nearly 200 killed in strike action in 13 years - 21st January 2013.

Some 181 fatalities occurred in strike violence between January 1999 and October 2012. A further 313 people were injured and over 3 058 arrests made during the period. This is according to figures compiled by the South African Institute of Race Relations using print media reports. They are contained in the latest South Africa Survey, published in Johannesburg this week.

Press Release: The debt capital of South Africa - 15th January 2013.

Gauteng has the highest consumer debt per capita of all nine provinces and accounts for almost half of total consumer debt held in South Africa. The average individual in Gauteng owes R4 260. This is according to the South Africa Survey, to be published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg next week.

Press Release: 2012 Annual National Assessment - 12th December 2012.

The results of the 2012 Annual National Assessment (ANA) confirm that basic education in South Africa is in a dire state. However, without the disaggregated results broken down by school, district, and province to contextualise the assessments, the true extent of the problem cannot be adequately gauged.

Press Release: South Africa's war against TB - 2nd November 2012.

In 2010 South Africa had a tuberculosis (TB) incidence rate of 981 per 100 000 people. The only country with a higher rate was Swaziland at 1 287 per 100 000. The United Arab Emirates had the lowest rate at 3 per 100 000. This is according to an analysis of international TB data conducted by the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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