Reports

Below is chronological listing of the reports we have released in support of our campaigns and advocacy efforts to defend your right to make decisions about your own life free from unnecessary government or political interference and counter-productive policy.

FreeFACTS - November 2021

26 November 2021 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at the local government election held on 1 November. It looks at the overall results and the state of the metros and also identifies some key trends.

FreeFACTS - October 2021

17 November 2021 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at South African trade statistics. It argues that South Africa must expand trade with other countries on the continent, as these are places which import more finished goods from South Africa than the rest of the world, which can result in significant economic multipliers.

FreeFACTS - September 2021

11 November 2021 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at a number of macro-indicators to give a bird’s eye view of the local economy and shows how South Africa continues to face enormous headwinds.

Submission to the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition regarding the Draft Companies Amendment Bill of 2021

31 October 2021 – In this submission to the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition, the IRR recommends jettisoning all provisions in the Draft Companies Amendment Bill of 2021, including the wage-gap ones, that are calculated to deter investment, curtail growth, add to unemployment, and which will inevitably worsen the inequality problem that the measure is (supposedly) intended to help cure.

FreeFACTS - August 2021

21 October 2021 - This edition of our monthly bulletin looks at a number of secondary economic indicators and shows some worrying trends.

Submission to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services regarding the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill of 2018 [B9-2018]

1 October 2021 – This submission by the Institute of Race Relations to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services argues that the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill of 2018 is both unconstitutional and unnecessary and should be abandoned rather than pursued. The submission recommends that the government should instead focus on bringing the hate speech provisions in Pepuda into line with the Constitution.

FreeFACTS - July 2021

10 September 2021 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at the state of healthcare in South Africa and warns of the threat of NHI.

The SA Pink Vote

31 August 2021 – This report examines why it is important to consider the Pink Vote, which political parties have been at the forefront of fighting for LGBTQ rights and what LGBTQ voters think about these parties.

Submission to the Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, regarding the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill of 2021

13 August 2021 – The IRR’s submission on the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill of 2021 argues that the best way forward for South Africa and all its people is to jettison both the EWC idea and any attempt to introduce state custodianship for land – and to leave Section 25 of the Constitution unchanged. It warns that the long-term economic consequences of the amendment bill are likely to be severe.

FreeFACTS - June 2021

6 August 2021 - Latest population estimates show that South Africa now has a population of more than 60 million people. The most striking findings from the latest estimates are the continuing decline in South Africa’s fertility rate as well as the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the country.

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