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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.

IRR seeks answers on expropriation implications for home loans

31 March 2021 - The Institute of Race Relations today delivered a letter to Ms Patricia De Lille, Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, requesting clarity on the government’s position on the responsibilities expropriated property owners will have towards servicing their mortgage bonds.

Letter: Vaccine saga pointer to NHI - Businesslive

29 March 2021 - SA’s “glacial” vaccination programme is simply a function of the fact that the state wanted to run it, to demonstrate to society how well the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme would work. (“SA’s bungles cost it badly on vaccines”, March 25).

The mob hounding Adam Habib must be challenged - Businesslive

29 March 2021 - I write in defence of Adam Habib, who is undergoing a terrible trial at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), of which he was recently appointed director. Habib has done nothing wrong and deserves to be fully exonerated.

SANRAL acknowledges it cannot block licence renewals – IRR

24 March 2021 - Last week (15 March), the IRR confronted the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) over the threat, published on its website and reported in the media, that motor vehicle licences might not be issued in the event of outstanding e-toll payments.

Cruel land policy echoes apartheid practices - Businesslive

24 March 2021 - Your article (“Eviction of black farmers raises questions about readiness for land reform”, March 23) brings to mind the parliamentary debate in February 2018 on the EFF’s motion to change section 25 of the constitution. Parliament having delivered a vote to investigate an amendment — effectively putting the country on an official path towards expropriation without compensation — much of the detail of what was said was ignored.

Liberation of a special type - Politicsweb

21 March 2021 - Earlier this month Phumlani Majozi wrote on Politicsweb of the “heartbreaking” figures on “family breakdown” in South Africa. Citing Statistics South Africa, he reported that 86.1% of Asian/Indian children lived with their fathers, against 80.2% of white children and 51.3% of coloured children – but only 31.7% of black African children.

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