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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: Statement by the SAIRR on the South African crime statistics - 8th September 2011.

The South African Institute of Race Relations has said that the overall picture emerging from crime statistics released by the South African Police Service this morning is positive.

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Press Release: Complaint of racism lodged against the national director of public prosecutions - 6th September 2011.

The South African Institute of Race Relations has sent a complaint to the Human Rights Commission about comments made in the Sunday Times by the national director of public prosecutions, Advocate Menzi Simelane.

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Press Release: Police murders: 15 year trend shows significant reduction - 3rd August 2011.

There has been a significant decrease in the number of police officers murdered since 1994.

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Press Release: Many Zimbabwean voters are centenarians and some are in prams - 6th June 2011.

No fair referendum or election can be held in Zimbabwe on the basis of the current voters’ roll, according to a report published by the South African Institute of Race Relations (the Institute).

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Press Release: South African Development Index shows improvement - 2nd June 2011.

The second update of the South African Development Index was released today by the South African Institute of Race Relations and its Unit for Risk Analysis.

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Imperative to root out arms deal corruption - 5 May 2011.pdf

“President Jacob Zuma has a constitutional obligation to take effective action against corruption. This includes the corruption which appears to have accompanied the 1999 arms deal,” says the South African Institute of Race Relations (the Institute), which has been admitted as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a case before the Constitutional Court today.

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Press release: "Imperative to root out arms deal corruption" - SAIRR, 5 May 2011.

“President Jacob Zuma has a constitutional obligation to take effective action against corruption. This includes the corruption which appears to have accompanied the 1999 arms deal,” says the South African Institute of Race Relations (the Institute), which has been admitted as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a case before the Constitutional Court today.

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Press Release: A lost generation? 6th April 2011.

A third of 15-24 year-olds are not in education, employment, or training, according to a new report on families and youth released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week.

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Press Release: Two thirds of children grow up without both parents - 5th April 2011.

Only a third of children are living with both of their biological parents, according to a new report released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week.

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Press Release: New report released on families and youth in South Africa - 4th April 2011.

South African families are in crisis according to a new report released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week. The report, entitled The First Steps to Healing the South African Family, documents the extent of family breakdown in South Africa and the effect this is having on children and the youth.

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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: Statement by the SAIRR on the South African crime statistics - 8th September 2011.

The South African Institute of Race Relations has said that the overall picture emerging from crime statistics released by the South African Police Service this morning is positive.

Read More…

Press Release: Complaint of racism lodged against the national director of public prosecutions - 6th September 2011.

The South African Institute of Race Relations has sent a complaint to the Human Rights Commission about comments made in the Sunday Times by the national director of public prosecutions, Advocate Menzi Simelane.

Read More…

Press Release: Police murders: 15 year trend shows significant reduction - 3rd August 2011.

There has been a significant decrease in the number of police officers murdered since 1994.

Read More…

Press Release: Many Zimbabwean voters are centenarians and some are in prams - 6th June 2011.

No fair referendum or election can be held in Zimbabwe on the basis of the current voters’ roll, according to a report published by the South African Institute of Race Relations (the Institute).

Read More…

Press Release: South African Development Index shows improvement - 2nd June 2011.

The second update of the South African Development Index was released today by the South African Institute of Race Relations and its Unit for Risk Analysis.

Read More…

Imperative to root out arms deal corruption - 5 May 2011.pdf

“President Jacob Zuma has a constitutional obligation to take effective action against corruption. This includes the corruption which appears to have accompanied the 1999 arms deal,” says the South African Institute of Race Relations (the Institute), which has been admitted as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a case before the Constitutional Court today.

Read More…

Press release: "Imperative to root out arms deal corruption" - SAIRR, 5 May 2011.

“President Jacob Zuma has a constitutional obligation to take effective action against corruption. This includes the corruption which appears to have accompanied the 1999 arms deal,” says the South African Institute of Race Relations (the Institute), which has been admitted as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a case before the Constitutional Court today.

Read More…

Press Release: A lost generation? 6th April 2011.

A third of 15-24 year-olds are not in education, employment, or training, according to a new report on families and youth released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week.

Read More…

Press Release: Two thirds of children grow up without both parents - 5th April 2011.

Only a third of children are living with both of their biological parents, according to a new report released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week.

Read More…

Press Release: New report released on families and youth in South Africa - 4th April 2011.

South African families are in crisis according to a new report released by the South African Institute of Race Relations this week. The report, entitled The First Steps to Healing the South African Family, documents the extent of family breakdown in South Africa and the effect this is having on children and the youth.

Read More…

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