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.

The real story of inequality in SA - Politicsweb

25 November 2019 - Anyone seeking a concise account of the South African government's failures in tackling poverty and inequality need look no further than its recently published "25-year review".

Presidential land reform panel’s report is fundamentally coercive - Daily Maverick

25 November 2019 - The IRR’s warnings against the panel’s “130-page formula to destroy the economy” are still more salient now that the National Treasury’s October mini-budget has put the 2019 growth rate at 0.5% of GDP, the budget deficit at more than 6%, and the ratio of public debt to GDP at 60% already – and it’s set to climb to 71% within a scant three years.

South Africa’s finances in shocking state – IRR

20 November 2019 - In a briefing at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) yesterday, renowned economist Mike Schussler shared some shocking figures, noting that South Africa was powering headlong towards a fiscal cliff and that a policy of prescribed assets was increasingly likely.

Lesufi’s placement system chaos still unresolved – IRR

20 November 2019 - The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) notes that the futures of more than 14 000 pupils in Gauteng remain in jeopardy due to the inability of provincial MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi to administer a chaotic system his department created.

Letter: Responses to race and inequality show muddled thinking - Businesslive

18 November 2019 - There is no question that most South Africans who need and deserve real help 25 years down the line are black, and it is they who will be the primary beneficiaries of any policy based on disadvantage rather than race. Race casts a long shadow over SA society, but it is the persistent disadvantage — which burdens black people most of all — that needs fixing.

Ramaphosa needs a "war room" against strikes - Politicsweb

18 November 2019 - If part of President Ramaphosa's much-vaunted "game plan" includes one to deal with a major public sector strike, he would be unwise to reveal it. But his two years in office have yet to show that he has the necessary qualities of courage and generalship.

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