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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: 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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Press Release: Fivefold expansion in ART access - 1 February 2011.

Nearly one in ten people in the world who receive Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) live in South Africa. Access to ART in the country has increased more than fivefold in the past four years, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Construction of a welfare state in progress - 31 January 2011.

The number of social-grant beneficiaries has increased by more than 300% in the past nine years, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Private sector to the rescue with training of nurses - 31 January 2011.

Private nurse training institutions today produce more nurses than public nurse training institutions. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

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Press Release: One in two youths unemployed - 31 January 2011.

Two out of every three young African women are jobless, according to the latest South Africa Survey just published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johanneburg.

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Press Release: Jobs created by the Expanded Public Works Programme last fewer than 50 days each - 31 January 2011.

The average job created by Phase 2 of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) lasts only 46 days, the South African Institute of Race Relations said in Johannesburg today.

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Press Release: Violent protests growing in size and number but most are peaceful - 27 January 2011.

The number of violent gatherings increased between 2007/08 and 2008/09 from 705 to 718. Over the same period the number of peaceful gatherings dropped from 6 431 in 2007/08 to 6 125 in 2008/09, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published this week by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

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Press Release: Number of farmworkers plummets - 26 January 2011.

The number of people employed on commercial farms has dropped by 27.1%, 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: Parastatals not compliant with employment equity demands - 26 January 2011.

Despite the Government's demand that companies in the private sector conform to employment equity targets, the demographics of upper management in most South African parastatals do not reflect the demographics of the country, 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 to experience population shrinkage after 2030 - 25 January 2011.

Estimates show that from 2030 onwards, South Africa will have a decreasing population.

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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: 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…

Press Release: Fivefold expansion in ART access - 1 February 2011.

Nearly one in ten people in the world who receive Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) live in South Africa. Access to ART in the country has increased more than fivefold in the past four years, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Construction of a welfare state in progress - 31 January 2011.

The number of social-grant beneficiaries has increased by more than 300% in the past nine years, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Private sector to the rescue with training of nurses - 31 January 2011.

Private nurse training institutions today produce more nurses than public nurse training institutions. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

Read More…

Press Release: One in two youths unemployed - 31 January 2011.

Two out of every three young African women are jobless, according to the latest South Africa Survey just published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johanneburg.

Read More…

Press Release: Jobs created by the Expanded Public Works Programme last fewer than 50 days each - 31 January 2011.

The average job created by Phase 2 of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) lasts only 46 days, the South African Institute of Race Relations said in Johannesburg today.

Read More…

Press Release: Violent protests growing in size and number but most are peaceful - 27 January 2011.

The number of violent gatherings increased between 2007/08 and 2008/09 from 705 to 718. Over the same period the number of peaceful gatherings dropped from 6 431 in 2007/08 to 6 125 in 2008/09, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published this week by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

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Press Release: Number of farmworkers plummets - 26 January 2011.

The number of people employed on commercial farms has dropped by 27.1%, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

Read More…

Press Release: Parastatals not compliant with employment equity demands - 26 January 2011.

Despite the Government's demand that companies in the private sector conform to employment equity targets, the demographics of upper management in most South African parastatals do not reflect the demographics of the country, 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 to experience population shrinkage after 2030 - 25 January 2011.

Estimates show that from 2030 onwards, South Africa will have a decreasing population.

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