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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.

Government deep down a hole, and frantically digging - IRR

25 February 2021 - The finance minister yesterday presented the government's budget for the years ahead. He knows, as do most South Africans, that the country desperately needs economic growth to solve its problems – ranging from poverty and unemployment to the finance minister's own burden of balancing the state's books, a challenging task amidst rising spending and declining revenue.

Tax hikes will be damaging – IRR

24 February 2021 - A prime issue in today’s budget will be the question of taxes, specifically whether the South African government will demand that taxpayers – individual or corporate – give up a larger share of their incomes.

Letter: Expropriation Bill is not a land issue - Businesslive

23 February 2021 - All attention is on the budget this week, but the defining issue confronting SA is the question of property rights. Little is likely to be a more acute disincentive for the investment — domestic and foreign — we so desperately need than the degradation of property protections.

Beware EWC in a time of fiscal crisis - IRR

23 February 2021 - As South Africa nervously awaits tomorrow’s Budget Speech, the Institute of Race Relations warns that any hope of the country’s extricating itself from its fiscal malaise will depend largely on its policy choices.

Ramaphosa’s only ‘success’ is forging ahead with NDR - Biznews

18 February 2021 - Despite the many pious platitudes in last week’s SONA (state-of-the-nation address), the only ‘reforms’ President Cyril Ramaphosa is busy implementing are the policy shifts needed to advance the national democratic revolution (NDR) to which both he and the SACP/ANC alliance have long been committed.

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