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 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.

Letter: Four steps to get SA moving - Businesslive

4 March 2020 - At the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), the view is that four necessary reforms must be introduced. The first is a complete repeal of all race-based equity and empowerment policies. These should be replaced with the new socioeconomically based empowerment policy developed by my colleagues, called economic empowerment for the disadvantaged (EED).

Spotlight on ‘shabby and unkept Jozi’ as discontent grows at dysfunctional councils

3 March 2020 - Shortly before his resignation, former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba spoke very dismissively of a resident complaining about grass verges not being cut. Mr Mashaba’s implication was that a whiny, narrow-minded, white busybody was complaining about a trifle when much more serious matters had to be dealt with. It was racial, populist politicking.

Why are they all scaring children out of their wits? - Politicsweb

2 March 2020 - Ms Helen Clark and her colleagues on the Lancet commission seem utterly oblivious of the irony of their standpoint. On the one hand they express concern for the mental well-being of children. On the other they themselves are busy "intimidating" those same children with threats that they supposedly face – among them a question-mark over their very future – thanks to the never-ending cascade of warnings of imminent apocalypse based on a dubious hypothesis and predictions derived from flawed climate "modelling".

Letter: Give title deeds to rural poor in KwaZulu-Natal - Businesslive

27 February 2020 - One may debate the process to achieve it, but without firm movement towards real property rights in “traditional” areas, the investment needed for their development will not materialise. Then we can bank on the “state of the economy” occupying us for a long time to come.

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