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 - August 2022

This edition of FreeFACTS looks at long-term trends with regard to economic growth in South Africa. It shows that economic growth has effectively stalled in South Africa and that the economy will need an urgent kickstart to get moving again.

Submission to the Department of Justice and Correctional Services, regarding the Unlawful Entry on Premises Bill of 2022

16 September 2022 – In this submission to the Department of Justice and Correctional Services on the Unlawful Entry on Premises Bill of 2022, the IRR warns that especially in the light of the already high number of land invasions – and the risk that these will escalate once the Expropriation Bill and the Land Court Bill come into operation – various serious deficiencies in this legislation require urgent attention.

FreeFACTS - July 2022

7 September 2022 - While there have been some successes in post-apartheid South Africa it is not clear that this trend will continue. This edition of FreeFACTS shows how living conditions improve for most South Africans since the end of apartheid, but this trend could now be reversing.

FreeFACTS - June 2022

18 August 2022 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at local by-election results and asks what portents they hold for South African politics as we move to the 2024 national election.

FreeFACTS - May 2022

This edition of FreeFACTS looks at the impact of Covid on tourism in South Africa. Although there has been a slight recovery at the beginning of this year, the numbers of foreign visitors are still far below what they were before the outbreak of the pandemic.

IRR Submission to the National Coronavirus Command Council, Supporting the Proposal to Repeal National Health Act Regulations on the Critical Control Measures to contain the spread of COVID-19

21 June 2022 – In this submission to the National Coronavirus Command Council in support of the Proposal to Repeal National Health Act Regulations on the Critical Control Measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Institute of Race Relations endorses Health Minister Joe Phaahla’s call to lift the mask mandates, vaccine passes and capacity limits on gatherings.

IRR Submission to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education regarding the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill of 2022 [B2 -2022]

15 June 2022 – In this submission to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill, the Institute of Race Relations recommends withdrawing some damaging amendments, and giving more time to evaluating the others, in order to the meet the primary objective of embracing real reforms aimed at effectively improving the quality of schooling.

FreeFACTS - April 2022

1 June 2022 - This edition of our monthly bulletin looks at inflation trends in South Africa. It acknowledges that inflation has been generally kept under control in post-apartheid South Africa but strong inflationary pressures are brewing.

Submission to the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries regarding the Climate Change Bill of 2022 [B9 -2022]

27 May 2022 – In this submission to the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, the Institute of Race Relations argues that the Climate Change Bill of 2022 is unconstitutional, both procedurally and in terms of its substantive content, and warns that, if enacted, it will over-burden an already failing state and have many other adverse consequences, including exacerbating indoor pollution, crippling the economy, and pushing up already astronomical unemployment rates.

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