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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 election is over – now for the tough choices - News24

14 May 2019 - With the election now over, South Africa is looking towards the future and preparing for the coming years. Given the nature and scale of the challenges into which the country is staring, it's no hyperbole to say that the next five years could represent a tipping point – one that shifts South Africa back on course to the prospects of development and prosperity, or onto a winding pathway to dysfunction and destitution.

Property rights: What happens next? - Moneyweb

13 May 2019 - While many have pointed to the heightened pressure for results under which the ANC will be embarking on its new term of office, it is committed to a course of action that stands to make it near-impossible to deliver on the economic growth, jobs and rising living standards that would be transformative to the lives of South Africa’s poor.

Apartheid: Still no answers from the right-wing critics - Politicsweb

13 May 2019 - The NP became a late convert to federalism during the constitutional negotiations at the World Trade Centre. Most of the other delegations supported federalism, but the ANC torpedoed the idea when it entered into its bilateral "memorandum of understanding" with the NP. It is a pity that those who now berate liberals did not wake up to the virtues of federalism before it was too late.

IRR Post-Election Poll Analysis - media statement by Gareth van Onselen, IRR Head of Politics and Governance

12 May 2019 - The IRR’s polls helped accurately identify some important trends (the ANC’s decline, the DA’s stagnation, the EFF’s growth, the knife-edge situation in Gauteng and the fight to death between the ANC and the EFF for an ever-vacillating 5% of alienated ANC voters). These were supplemented by a range of other indicators: voter attitudes to service delivery, a tax revolt, leader favourability, coalition preferences and the biggest issues.

ANC and DA have work to do, starting now - IOL

11 May 2019 - Democratic South Africa’s sixth national election occurred at a time of mounting crises in the economy and in society, which confront the governing African National Congress (ANC) and the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) with two distinct challenges.

The struggle really does continue - Rational Standard

7 May 2019 - So I will be voting for MP Mosiuoa Lekota to return to parliament. He is the only person I see who is unambiguous about the Bill of Rights, who is unapologetic about pursuing non-racialism, who is not afraid of Julius Malema.

Institute of Race Relations’ endurance a testament to founders’ - Businesslive

6 May 2019 - But for far too many South Africans today one would need only erase the word “oppressed” from that stirring phrase in the Phillipses’ Baobab citation — “the terrible living conditions of the growing population of the oppressed” — to apply it uncontroversially to them and describe a mostly urban reality that existing and envisaged state policy exacerbates more than relieves.

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