Our own writing in the media

Every year our analysts and policy experts, in promoting new ideas and policies, contribute a wide range of articles to newspapers across South Africa.
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Our own writing in the media

Every year our analysts and policy experts, in promoting new ideas and policies, contribute a wide range of articles to newspapers across South Africa.

Destroy accountability, destroy Parliament’s raison d’être – Business Day, 1 December 2014

Destroy accountability and you destroy one of the two most important reasons for Parliament to exist, the other the passing of legislation.

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SA’s trade vulnerabilities exposed – BizNews.com, 27 November 2014

Balance is a prized quality in all our affairs. Including a nation’s trade. Being too heavily exposed one way or another exposes vulnerabilities that incentivise mischief. In this fascinating insight, Frans Cronje of the Institute of Race Relations dives into details of South Africa’s trade account with individual countries to expose some disturbing trends. In the process, reminding us of the realities which should be shaping the country’s diplomatic policy.

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Towards non-racial AA in employment – Politicsweb, 27 November 2014

Mark Oppenheimer and Cecelia Kok write that race is no longer an accurate proxy for disadvantage.

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Amazing irony in latter-day British surrender to Europe – Business Day, 14 July 2014

THREE weeks from Monday is the 100th anniversary of the declaration of war against Germany by the UK. A little more than seven weeks from Monday is the 75th anniversary of the UK’s declaration of war against Germany.

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Weighing the reality and future of Israel as a Jewish state – Sunday Independent, 23 November 2014

Frans Cronje responds to Barney Pityana's article in the Sunday Independent.

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Time travelling to 2024 – Moneyweb, 21 November 2014

This column, a new initiative between Moneyweb and the IRR, has been conceived to provide theories to where South Africa could be headed. It will track the country’s progress monthly against the scenarios set out above and speculate as to which of the four futures is coming into view.

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DTI’s patent law proposals could send SA tumbling down global rankings – BizNews.com, 18 November 2014

If patent rights are abrogated by the DTI, local innovators will have yet more reason to follow South African-born Mark Shuttleworth and Elon Musk in deciding to live, work – and innovate – abroad.

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Opportunity knocks with crumbling of reactionary Cosatu – Business Day, 17 November 2014

The crumbling of the Cosatu comes not a moment too soon. In a way this is a pity, because the union movement that gave birth to Cosatu and other unions wrote one of the most inspiring chapters of SA’s history in the apartheid era.

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Why patent rights should be respected – Politicsweb, 12 November 2014

Jasson Urbach warns that a weak patent regime can act as a significant deterrent for innovative companies seeking to invest.

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SA suffering an “extraordinary criminal onslaught” – BizNews.com, 7 November 2014

A report released by the IRR this week tracks crime, violence, policing, and justice trends for South Africa on an international, national, and provincial level over the past 20 years. It makes for a sober read about a country whose people confront an extraordinary criminal onslaught.

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Destroy accountability, destroy Parliament’s raison d’être – Business Day, 1 December 2014

Destroy accountability and you destroy one of the two most important reasons for Parliament to exist, the other the passing of legislation.

Read More…

SA’s trade vulnerabilities exposed – BizNews.com, 27 November 2014

Balance is a prized quality in all our affairs. Including a nation’s trade. Being too heavily exposed one way or another exposes vulnerabilities that incentivise mischief. In this fascinating insight, Frans Cronje of the Institute of Race Relations dives into details of South Africa’s trade account with individual countries to expose some disturbing trends. In the process, reminding us of the realities which should be shaping the country’s diplomatic policy.

Read More…

Towards non-racial AA in employment – Politicsweb, 27 November 2014

Mark Oppenheimer and Cecelia Kok write that race is no longer an accurate proxy for disadvantage.

Read More…

Amazing irony in latter-day British surrender to Europe – Business Day, 14 July 2014

THREE weeks from Monday is the 100th anniversary of the declaration of war against Germany by the UK. A little more than seven weeks from Monday is the 75th anniversary of the UK’s declaration of war against Germany.

Read More…

Weighing the reality and future of Israel as a Jewish state – Sunday Independent, 23 November 2014

Frans Cronje responds to Barney Pityana's article in the Sunday Independent.

Read More…

Time travelling to 2024 – Moneyweb, 21 November 2014

This column, a new initiative between Moneyweb and the IRR, has been conceived to provide theories to where South Africa could be headed. It will track the country’s progress monthly against the scenarios set out above and speculate as to which of the four futures is coming into view.

Read More…

DTI’s patent law proposals could send SA tumbling down global rankings – BizNews.com, 18 November 2014

If patent rights are abrogated by the DTI, local innovators will have yet more reason to follow South African-born Mark Shuttleworth and Elon Musk in deciding to live, work – and innovate – abroad.

Read More…

Opportunity knocks with crumbling of reactionary Cosatu – Business Day, 17 November 2014

The crumbling of the Cosatu comes not a moment too soon. In a way this is a pity, because the union movement that gave birth to Cosatu and other unions wrote one of the most inspiring chapters of SA’s history in the apartheid era.

Read More…

Why patent rights should be respected – Politicsweb, 12 November 2014

Jasson Urbach warns that a weak patent regime can act as a significant deterrent for innovative companies seeking to invest.

Read More…

SA suffering an “extraordinary criminal onslaught” – BizNews.com, 7 November 2014

A report released by the IRR this week tracks crime, violence, policing, and justice trends for South Africa on an international, national, and provincial level over the past 20 years. It makes for a sober read about a country whose people confront an extraordinary criminal onslaught.

Read More…

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