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: Disappearing domestic workers - 31st January 2013.

The number of domestic workers in South Africa has declined over the past ten years according to data published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in its annual South Africa Survey this month. The number of domestic workers declined from 1 215 000 in 2003 to 1 153 000 in 2012, or by 5%.

Press Release: Sasolburg: Metsimaholo local municipality in numbers - 22nd January 2013.

Currently there are violent protests in the town of Sasolburg, situated in the Metsimaholo local municipality (Free State). The protests centre on plans to include Sasolburg in the neighboring Ngwathe local municipality and not in the current Metsimaholo local municipality. Information compiled by the South African Institute of Race Relations provides a profile of the Metsimaholo municipality.

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.

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