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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.

Press Release: Mortality keeps rising even as births decline - 31st January 2012.

The number of births for every death in 2011 was less than half of what it was in 1985, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations in its latest South Africa Survey, published last week in Johannesburg.

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Press Release: Coalition-run councils increase - 30th January 2012.

Local councils run by coalitions have almost doubled in number in the last two years, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published last week by the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: More than five railway deaths for every mining death - 30th January 2012.

Railway accidents accounted for more than five times as many deaths as mining accidents over a two-year period, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg last week.

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Press Release: Qualified audits on the up for national government - 26th January 2012.

National departments bucked the trend and experienced an alarming increase in the proportion that received qualified audits, while municipal and provincial departments showed a decrease, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published this week by the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Financial compensation money could have doubled land restitution hectares - 25th January 2012.

The number of hectares transferred through the land restitution programme could have been doubled if some beneficiaries had not received financial compensation instead, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

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Press Release: South Africa's literacy levels lower than other emerging markets - 25th January 2012.

Despite spending more money on education, South Africa’s adult literacy level remains lower than those of various other emerging markets, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

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Press Release: South Africa's attractiveness for mining plummets - 24th January 2012.

South Africa’s appeal for mining investment has declined dramatically since 2006, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

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Press Release: South Africa way off its employment target - 23rd January 2012.

The rate of job creation will need to increase by nearly ten times if it is to meet the Government’s job creation targets, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week.

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Press Release: Population would be 4.4 million more without HIV/AIDS - 23rd January 2012.

But for HIV/AIDS, the population of South Africa would be over 4.4 million more than it is today. So says the South African Institute of Race Relations in its latest South Africa Survey, published this week in Johannesburg.

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Press Release: Armed security the popular choice as private security ceases to be preserve of rich provinces - 19th January 2012.

The number of private security armed response businesses shot up by 264% while total active registered security businesses grew by 61% over a five-year period. This information appears in the latest South Africa Survey, to be published by the South African Institute of Race Relations next week.

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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.

Press Release: Mortality keeps rising even as births decline - 31st January 2012.

The number of births for every death in 2011 was less than half of what it was in 1985, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations in its latest South Africa Survey, published last week in Johannesburg.

Read More…

Press Release: Coalition-run councils increase - 30th January 2012.

Local councils run by coalitions have almost doubled in number in the last two years, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published last week by the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: More than five railway deaths for every mining death - 30th January 2012.

Railway accidents accounted for more than five times as many deaths as mining accidents over a two-year period, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg last week.

Read More…

Press Release: Qualified audits on the up for national government - 26th January 2012.

National departments bucked the trend and experienced an alarming increase in the proportion that received qualified audits, while municipal and provincial departments showed a decrease, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published this week by the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Financial compensation money could have doubled land restitution hectares - 25th January 2012.

The number of hectares transferred through the land restitution programme could have been doubled if some beneficiaries had not received financial compensation instead, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

Read More…

Press Release: South Africa's literacy levels lower than other emerging markets - 25th January 2012.

Despite spending more money on education, South Africa’s adult literacy level remains lower than those of various other emerging markets, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

Read More…

Press Release: South Africa's attractiveness for mining plummets - 24th January 2012.

South Africa’s appeal for mining investment has declined dramatically since 2006, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

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Press Release: South Africa way off its employment target - 23rd January 2012.

The rate of job creation will need to increase by nearly ten times if it is to meet the Government’s job creation targets, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week.

Read More…

Press Release: Population would be 4.4 million more without HIV/AIDS - 23rd January 2012.

But for HIV/AIDS, the population of South Africa would be over 4.4 million more than it is today. So says the South African Institute of Race Relations in its latest South Africa Survey, published this week in Johannesburg.

Read More…

Press Release: Armed security the popular choice as private security ceases to be preserve of rich provinces - 19th January 2012.

The number of private security armed response businesses shot up by 264% while total active registered security businesses grew by 61% over a five-year period. This information appears in the latest South Africa Survey, to be published by the South African Institute of Race Relations next week.

Read More…

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