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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.

EWC and tilting the scales of justice – Anthea Jeffery - Biznews

7 October 2021 - In September 2021 a new opinion poll commissioned by the IRR showed that only 5% of South Africans think land reform should be one of the two top priorities for the government to address. It also showed that most people (79%) want policies that promote growth and jobs, rather than land expropriation without compensation (EWC).

Letter: Clarity needed on position of Godongwana - Businesslive

6 October 2021 - Business Leadership SA CEO Busi Mavuso applauds the finance minister’s reform message and emphasises that success hinges on effective implementation ("Godongwana’s message should be sent to every public servant in the land," October 4).

IRR to investigate racial tensions in North KZN

6 October 2021 - On 28 September Qiniso Dlamini (17) was fatally shot during a scuffle with farmer Garth Simpson (68) near Glencoe, in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. The IRR has sent two Daily Friend writers, Terence Corrigan and Caiden Lang, on a fact-finding mission to the area.

Things need to change – but will they? - Newsi

5 October 2021 - The role of the minister of finance has been a pivotal one in post-apartheid South Africa, on both symbolic and substantive grounds. The minister is the keeper of the keys to the country’s money, and in a sense the grand custodian of economic policy. The perceptions around his (or, in principle, her) stewardship of the economy matters greatly. We saw this when Trevor Manuel resigned in 2008 – removing for a moment a respected and trusted incumbent from the role – and even more starkly in 2015 when Des Van Rooyen (who?) replaced Nhlanhla Nene for a weekend.

We now know how the NHI will work - Politicsweb

4 October 2021 - Following publication last week of the Digital Vibes report, the acting director general of health, Nicholas Crisp, was asked whether that scandal had damaged the government’s plans for National Health Insurance (NHI).

Letter: Roger Southall invited to ‘throw off his jejune anti-IRR beret’ - Businesslive

4 October 2021 - Wits sociology professor Roger Southall is in a pickle when it comes to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). On one hand he recently used its annual surveys, occasional reports and commissioned opinion surveys as reliable data, but on the other hand underscored his opposition to the IRR by advancing the anonymous opinion of someone who “would not touch the survey with a barge pole, because its publication by the IRR meant it simply could not be trusted” (“IRR would do us a far greater service by honouring its legacy”, September 26).

The Ratcheting Up of Hate Speech Rules - Newsi

30 September 2021 - The new hate speech and hate crimes bill – formally, the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill of 2018 (the Bill) – is open for public comment until tomorrow.

Letter: How is IRR polarising? - Businesslive

30 September 2021 - Stephen Nthite submits that the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has “contributed to the politics of polarisation” (“IRR stokes politics of polarisation”, September 28).

Repliekreg, IRV neem liberale standpunt in teenoor linksgesindes - Maroela Media

29 September 2021 - Voormalige en huidige lede van die Instituut vir Rasseverhoudinge (IRV) en ‘n rits ander “besorgde burgers” het in ‘n ope brief hul kommer uitgespreek oor die rigting wat die IRV ingeslaan het en sy huidige rol in Suid-Afrika. Hulle voel onder meer dat die IRV se huidige benadering die nalatenskap van sy stigters verraai en ‘n ondiens aan die mense van Suid-Afrika bewys. Lees die volledige ope brief hier.

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