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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: Social spending up and defence down - 16 March 2011.

Government spending on housing and social protection has increased more than any other kind since the African National Congress (ANC) came to power in 1994. Defence shows the biggest decrease, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Meaningless assurances - 8th March 2011.

In an attempt at damage control, President Jacob Zuma has sought to assure coloured people in the Western Cape and Indians in KwaZulu-Natal that the Employment Equity Amendment Bill does not mean what it says, states the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Obstacles to compliance with Jimmy Manyi's bill - 3 March 2011.

Companies in the Western Cape wanting to avoid fines that could go as high as 10% of turnover will face enormous challenges in complying with a bill drafted by the Department of Labour when Jimmy Manyi was its director general, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Jimmy Manyi is likely to have the last laugh - 2 March 2011.

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel has rightly repudiated government spokesman Jimmy Manyi for his statement that coloured people are ‘over-concentrated’ in the Western Cape. So too has the African National Congress (ANC). But the Government of which Manuel is part is still planning to enact a bill that could cause coloured people to move out of the Western Cape if they want work, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: ANC job figures don't add up - 21 February 2011.

Many of the sectors the Government has recently marked out for massive job creation have been shedding jobs for years. This alone casts doubts on the feasibility of the State’s projections for new jobs, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Statement by the SAIRR on the police's commitment to fight criminality in its ranks - 15 February 2011.

Yesterday morning the Institute released a report titled Broken Blue Line – The Involvement of the South African Police Force in Serious and Violent Crime. The report accessed the extent to which police officers where often themselves implicated in committing serious and violent crimes. It also suggested a number of policy proposals to assist the police in dealing with the problem.

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Press Release: South African health worse than BRIC countries despite more money - 2 February 2011.

South Africa's proportional health expenditure is the highest in comparison to the BRIC group of countries, but our health outcomes are generally worse, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: White income eight times higher than African - 1 February 2011.

White per capita personal income is nearly eight times higher than that of Africans, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: One in eight people works in the public sector - 1 February 2011.

One in eight people works in the South African public sector, according to the South Africa Survey just published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

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Press Release: Child-support grant not an incentive for teenage pregnancy - 1 February 2011.

Far fewer teenagers give birth today than was the case two decades ago. Between 1987 and 1989 there were 124 births per 1 000 teenagers but only 58 in 2008. This is according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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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: Social spending up and defence down - 16 March 2011.

Government spending on housing and social protection has increased more than any other kind since the African National Congress (ANC) came to power in 1994. Defence shows the biggest decrease, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Meaningless assurances - 8th March 2011.

In an attempt at damage control, President Jacob Zuma has sought to assure coloured people in the Western Cape and Indians in KwaZulu-Natal that the Employment Equity Amendment Bill does not mean what it says, states the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Obstacles to compliance with Jimmy Manyi's bill - 3 March 2011.

Companies in the Western Cape wanting to avoid fines that could go as high as 10% of turnover will face enormous challenges in complying with a bill drafted by the Department of Labour when Jimmy Manyi was its director general, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Jimmy Manyi is likely to have the last laugh - 2 March 2011.

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel has rightly repudiated government spokesman Jimmy Manyi for his statement that coloured people are ‘over-concentrated’ in the Western Cape. So too has the African National Congress (ANC). But the Government of which Manuel is part is still planning to enact a bill that could cause coloured people to move out of the Western Cape if they want work, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: ANC job figures don't add up - 21 February 2011.

Many of the sectors the Government has recently marked out for massive job creation have been shedding jobs for years. This alone casts doubts on the feasibility of the State’s projections for new jobs, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Statement by the SAIRR on the police's commitment to fight criminality in its ranks - 15 February 2011.

Yesterday morning the Institute released a report titled Broken Blue Line – The Involvement of the South African Police Force in Serious and Violent Crime. The report accessed the extent to which police officers where often themselves implicated in committing serious and violent crimes. It also suggested a number of policy proposals to assist the police in dealing with the problem.

Read More…

Press Release: South African health worse than BRIC countries despite more money - 2 February 2011.

South Africa's proportional health expenditure is the highest in comparison to the BRIC group of countries, but our health outcomes are generally worse, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: White income eight times higher than African - 1 February 2011.

White per capita personal income is nearly eight times higher than that of Africans, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: One in eight people works in the public sector - 1 February 2011.

One in eight people works in the South African public sector, according to the South Africa Survey just published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

Read More…

Press Release: Child-support grant not an incentive for teenage pregnancy - 1 February 2011.

Far fewer teenagers give birth today than was the case two decades ago. Between 1987 and 1989 there were 124 births per 1 000 teenagers but only 58 in 2008. This is according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

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