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The IRR puts out in the region of 50 media releases annually drawing attention to its major research and policy findings.
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Media Releases

The IRR puts out in the region of 50 media releases annually drawing attention to its major research and policy findings.

In addition you are welcome, as a journalist, to contact an IRR analyst at any time to help you source a piece of information on South Africa. Contact us for more info.

Mining and the environment – SA needs new, more balanced approach

25 April 2018 – South Africa must revise its many and complex environmental regulations if it is to attain effective environmental protection, together with a thriving mining sector capable of boosting economic and social progress, according to the IRR’s latest @Liberty report.

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Expropriation without Compensation puts investment envoys in impossible position

17 April 2018 - President Cyril Ramaphosa’s welcome initiative to dispatch a team of respected envoys to promote investment in South Africa stands to face constant frustration in light of the government’s plans to institute a policy of expropriation without compensation.

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Residents of Gauteng metros least reliant on grants

16 April 2018 - Households in Gauteng’s three metropolitan areas rely less on social grants than those in the five metropolitan areas located in other provinces, according to data in the 2018 South Africa Survey.

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Northern Cape records fastest-growing monthly rental rates

10 April 2018 - The Northern Cape’s average residential rental prices grew the fastest compared to other provinces between 2010 and 2016, according to data published in the 2018 South Africa Survey

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Rethinking urban mobility to provide real choices and resources for all

06 April 2018 - Effective planning in South Africa’s metros must incorporate the everyday and often-changing needs, desires and decisions of ordinary people, according to the latest research report from the IRR, Rethinking Mobility – Spatial Planning that enables transportation and technology in South African Metros.

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South Africa’s bloated and costly public service – a huge political and economic problem

04 April 2018 – The latest edition of Fast Facts, ‘The Public Sector Wage Bill: Slaying the Dragon’, from the Centre for Risk Analysis at the IRR, examines the costly political and economic ramifications of South Africa’s ballooning public service.

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SA’s corruption perception worsens

29 March 2018 - South Africa’s ranking on the Corruption Perceptions Index dropped from 21 to 64 between 1995 and 2016, according to data in the 2018 edition of the IRR’s South Africa Survey

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Lies of the land – government’s deeply questionable Land Audit

27 March 2018 - Who Owns the Land? notes that aside from numerous errors in its texts and tables, the Audit does not support many of the claims that have been made.

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Inside South Africa’s ‘Secret Police’

21 March 2018 - Few things in South Africa are more visible and yet more secretive than the VIP Protection Services, the subject of the IRR’s latest report, South Africa’s Secret Police: Inside the Multi-Billion Rand, Clandestine VIP Protection Services

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Racial goodwill in South Africa an important reason for hope

20 March 2018 - The IRR celebrates Human Rights Day with the release of its latest research showing that relations between South Africans of different races are mainly positive, with an overwhelming majority believing that ‘the different races need each other for progress and there should be equal opportunities for all’.

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In addition you are welcome, as a journalist, to contact an IRR analyst at any time to help you source a piece of information on South Africa. Contact us for more info.

Mining and the environment – SA needs new, more balanced approach

25 April 2018 – South Africa must revise its many and complex environmental regulations if it is to attain effective environmental protection, together with a thriving mining sector capable of boosting economic and social progress, according to the IRR’s latest @Liberty report.

Read More…

Expropriation without Compensation puts investment envoys in impossible position

17 April 2018 - President Cyril Ramaphosa’s welcome initiative to dispatch a team of respected envoys to promote investment in South Africa stands to face constant frustration in light of the government’s plans to institute a policy of expropriation without compensation.

Read More…

Residents of Gauteng metros least reliant on grants

16 April 2018 - Households in Gauteng’s three metropolitan areas rely less on social grants than those in the five metropolitan areas located in other provinces, according to data in the 2018 South Africa Survey.

Read More…

Northern Cape records fastest-growing monthly rental rates

10 April 2018 - The Northern Cape’s average residential rental prices grew the fastest compared to other provinces between 2010 and 2016, according to data published in the 2018 South Africa Survey

Read More…

Rethinking urban mobility to provide real choices and resources for all

06 April 2018 - Effective planning in South Africa’s metros must incorporate the everyday and often-changing needs, desires and decisions of ordinary people, according to the latest research report from the IRR, Rethinking Mobility – Spatial Planning that enables transportation and technology in South African Metros.

Read More…

South Africa’s bloated and costly public service – a huge political and economic problem

04 April 2018 – The latest edition of Fast Facts, ‘The Public Sector Wage Bill: Slaying the Dragon’, from the Centre for Risk Analysis at the IRR, examines the costly political and economic ramifications of South Africa’s ballooning public service.

Read More…

SA’s corruption perception worsens

29 March 2018 - South Africa’s ranking on the Corruption Perceptions Index dropped from 21 to 64 between 1995 and 2016, according to data in the 2018 edition of the IRR’s South Africa Survey

Read More…

Lies of the land – government’s deeply questionable Land Audit

27 March 2018 - Who Owns the Land? notes that aside from numerous errors in its texts and tables, the Audit does not support many of the claims that have been made.

Read More…

Inside South Africa’s ‘Secret Police’

21 March 2018 - Few things in South Africa are more visible and yet more secretive than the VIP Protection Services, the subject of the IRR’s latest report, South Africa’s Secret Police: Inside the Multi-Billion Rand, Clandestine VIP Protection Services

Read More…

Racial goodwill in South Africa an important reason for hope

20 March 2018 - The IRR celebrates Human Rights Day with the release of its latest research showing that relations between South Africans of different races are mainly positive, with an overwhelming majority believing that ‘the different races need each other for progress and there should be equal opportunities for all’.

Read More…

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